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So I went to pick up my Verdant from my friend and stopped at the local tea store The Tea Place today, as I looked online and gasp THEY SELL HARNEY & SONS!! I have been wanting to try their teas for ages but have held off due to their apparent Canadian customer service. So I picked up 15 satchets of Paris, came REALLY close to buying a tin of Tower of London, but held off. Also got 50 g of my favorite pear rooibos that the store carries, I’ll have to look for it on Steepster. Oh, and they also have Sloane Tea Company tea, was very tempted by that as well but I will wait a bit, I’ve gone tea crazy today!

Anyways, onto this tea…I looked for it online but could not find the right one I don’t think, so it’s going under unknown, I just got a to go cup of it, and it strangely tastes like a milk oolong, although it’s apparently a Ceylon? And it got massively oversteeped in the to go, but it is still tasty, albeit not as strawberry flavored. And I burnt my tongue miserable on it when I tried to taste it before it got oversteeped :( but overall a tasty cup! Might pick up 50 g at some point! So yes, a very good tea day! This store has a pretty large selection, so I will have to try a bunch more from there!

Lala

I have ordered from Harney, and I found the customer service to be fine. I had no issues, received my order in a timely manner, got free samples. The shipping was a bit expensive but still decent, only $15 if order under $50.

MissLena

Hmm yeah that’s not too bad, I’m happy there’s a good Canadian review :) if Paris is awesome, maybe I’ll place and try a few more from them!

Lala

Paris is one of my new favorites! The caribe was also delicious.

Sil

Paris = bergamot. That’s all i have to say about that LOL if you like the berg…it is a lovely tea.

MissLena

Haha i don’t have many bergamot teas so it should be ok, Caribe looks very good! I probably will end up getting some tower of London too it looks yummy

Lindsay

I agree with Lala, no bad experience other than expensive shipping. Their sample sizes are handy.

MissLena

Good to know! I’ll have to add a bunch to my shopping list :)

Miss Starfish

I came here to encourage you to try Tower of London as well – SO good! Caribe, Hot Cinnamon Spice and Wedding are my other favorites. Hope you enjoy! xx

MissLena

Thanks for all the suggestions!! Lol more harney tea is definitely going to be coming in the future :D

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Lala

I have ordered from Harney, and I found the customer service to be fine. I had no issues, received my order in a timely manner, got free samples. The shipping was a bit expensive but still decent, only $15 if order under $50.

MissLena

Hmm yeah that’s not too bad, I’m happy there’s a good Canadian review :) if Paris is awesome, maybe I’ll place and try a few more from them!

Lala

Paris is one of my new favorites! The caribe was also delicious.

Sil

Paris = bergamot. That’s all i have to say about that LOL if you like the berg…it is a lovely tea.

MissLena

Haha i don’t have many bergamot teas so it should be ok, Caribe looks very good! I probably will end up getting some tower of London too it looks yummy

Lindsay

I agree with Lala, no bad experience other than expensive shipping. Their sample sizes are handy.

MissLena

Good to know! I’ll have to add a bunch to my shopping list :)

Miss Starfish

I came here to encourage you to try Tower of London as well – SO good! Caribe, Hot Cinnamon Spice and Wedding are my other favorites. Hope you enjoy! xx

MissLena

Thanks for all the suggestions!! Lol more harney tea is definitely going to be coming in the future :D

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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