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drank Palm Court by Harney & Sons
328 tasting notes

Thanks to Ashmanra for this sample!

I sampled this w/o knowing the contents in the blend. So my first impressions were: mild breakfast tea, smooth, not astringent, no need to add sugar, no bitterness. After checking out this site, I learned the secret: the oolong must be masking the bite of any assams. Really, I did not detect any chocolate notes present in the keenum.
Also, really not very smoky either.

As I have been on a sugar avoidance kick and am looking for morning alternatives to assams (which in my opinion just need sugar and milk), this is a pleasant alternative. But I still miss my sugary, milky assams…..

ashmanra

Lori, my favorite teas for no sugar are Golden Monkey, Tower of London, Cranberry Autumn, and Golden Mudan. Have you tried those? Also, I sometimes drink Queen Catherine without sugar. For breakfast, though, I haven’t really tried giving up the sugar! I usually just go sugarless in the afternoon! Oh, and don’t forget Eight at the Fort!

Lori

Agreed that Golden Monkey is great w/no sugar. And, I am sooo tempted to bring back my sugar in the morning. I really miss my milky, sugary AM tea…

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ashmanra

Lori, my favorite teas for no sugar are Golden Monkey, Tower of London, Cranberry Autumn, and Golden Mudan. Have you tried those? Also, I sometimes drink Queen Catherine without sugar. For breakfast, though, I haven’t really tried giving up the sugar! I usually just go sugarless in the afternoon! Oh, and don’t forget Eight at the Fort!

Lori

Agreed that Golden Monkey is great w/no sugar. And, I am sooo tempted to bring back my sugar in the morning. I really miss my milky, sugary AM tea…

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Just a few months ago the only tea I drank was hot lipton tea at work, an occasional mint tea, and sweet iced tea.. Then my daughter got me some loose leaf teas for Christmas and then, my tea addiction began…..

And what better way to get lots of dessert flavors w/o the calories?

I prefer my tea with a tinge of sugar. Is that cheating? But to me , the combination of sugar and tea is like salt and cooking- both bring out the natural flavors.

My tea drinking has evolved into a set routine: a breakfast blend in the AM, some flavored blacks during the day, late afternoon or evening flavored green/white, herbal (usually spicy, chai inspired) at night.

Not into unflavored greens/whites yet. Just started appreciating unflavored blacks and am thinking that smoky teas may become my favorite…
When I am not drinking tea, I am working as an engineer, reading, watching some of the better TV shows (like Damages and Breaking Bad), practicing my yoga, cooking, gardening, and spoiling my two miniature poodles (Coco and Timmy)…

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