All of the Harney & Sons Teas are absolutely brilliant and this one is no exception! This tea really does taste like Paris (the good parts anyways :) ). It’s a fragrant Black Tea flavoured with Black Currant and Vanilla—it’s sweet, mellow and rich. To me there’s a pleasant Violet note as well.
12 Tasting Notes
I received a box of this tea as a gift and I was quite taken with both the presentation (tall, pyramid shaped “bags” with a little wire leaf on top) as well as with the taste—sweet and mellow—a perfect winter evening tea. At $40 a box, I wouldn’t purchase it again myself as there are even more enjoyable teas in this range, but another box would be a welcome gift.
I just received this tea today after much anticipation and it’s divine (as all of the teas I’ve tried so far from Harney are)! It’s beautifully fragrant (apparently with natural rose essential oil) and a very delicate rose flavour infuses the tea—it’s not over-powering—the rose flavour enhances the tea flavour very nicely. There is absolutely no bitterness when brewed as directed.
I tried this cocoa-y Mate a few years ago after I became hooked on The Tea Emporium’s version, which is very similar (and less expensive).
While I do enjoy this one’s smooth creamy, chocolate-y taste (with or without the addition of milk and honey), I find the cocoa flavour to be a tad overpowering and gasp artificial tasting. I do however, still enjoy this Mate and the energy it gives!
This green tea is very fruity and fresh as its name implies! It’s very sunny tasting and a wonderful pick-me-up.
This is a great widely available tea that’s perfect for Autumn days! I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth this tea is.
Lol, my “gateway tea”. Solidly dependable, affordable and available!
I echo the sentiments of so many other Steepsters—the Genmaicha from DavidsTea is perfection!
I use a French Press and will add water to the leaves up to three times—this tea is soothing, sweet, nutty, delicate and absolutely wonderful with sushi, fish, rice dishes and on its own.
A great tea, citrusy yet creamy.
Smooth and buttery—I think it’s wonderful, but it does get bitter quickly. Maybe it’s a big faux-pas, but I do really enjoy this one with milk and honey, especially in the early Autumn.
This is a nice, fruity Summer tea that’s lovely hot or iced. There’s something a little hibiscus-y about the taste that I’m fine with, but that might turn some drinkers off.
This tea looks and smells better than it actually tastes which is disappointing. I have a feeling that despite all of the dried fruit in the mix, this tea gets most of its flavour artificially….
This is one of my all-time faves in the Toronto area! Perhaps it’s not proper, but I prepare it in a French Press and add honey and milk to full-boiled water and let it steep for about 5 minutes. I also will add more hot water up to three times.
This Mate Chino is the first and best toasted cocoa flavoured Mate that I’ve tried—I’ve found that other imposters (lol) have an artificial chocolate taste that is a bit too strong and chemically for my liking—I don’t like to drink potpourri! The Mate Chino from The Tea Emporium is beautifully balanced and of high quality—it’s a wonderful treat and a fantastic booster. I wish that it was naturally flavoured, but I have a feeling it’s not.