Love this tea! Probably one of the first teas I learned the magic of re-steeping with. Very fond of it, and I enjoy the tin. It stands out amongst my monochromatic round tins.
12 Tasting Notes
This tea was one of those tuition teas that taught me I don’t like fruity tisanes, and names are powerful! Didn’t taste like pear or cream to me. If the name had mentioned apples and flowers, I might have come in with different expectations. As it was, I expected something sweet and creamy, and what I got was watered down apple juice with some floral qualities. Not feeling it!
At any rate, I’m glad to see the end of my pouch.
This was fine as a tea. Not mourning the loss like I do a couple other Teaopia blends, but it’s definitely a nice afternoon tea time tea. Not as indulgent as the name would suggest, perhaps.
You were a good tea.
Not the biggest fan. I’d heard people describe Earl Grey as dirty dish water, and I never understood it. Now I do!
My favorite tea. Sweet, romantic, strong.
In reading reviews of Paris I found mention of Marco Polo (which I have yet to try), and thus learned of Mariage Freres. Recently went to the harney.com page for Paris and realized that when the item description says “In homage to [Paris,] the city he has created this blend, reminiscent of one of their most popular blends”, the popular blend in question MUST be Marco Polo!
This probably comes off as very circular. My point is that I love the heck out of Paris, and I’m in love with Marco Polo despite never having tasted it. I need to go to France!
Wonderfully thick mouthfeel.
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Drinking this for the first time! The scent of the unsteeped leaves is like candy. This is gonna be good…
First steep – I let my water cool a bit longer than I would normally, and I also steeped for a shorter amount of time (I was impatient). This is nice! I see what they mean when they say it has a milky/creamy mouth feel. It’s weird to describe water that way,
Novel and lovely, not sure I’m in love with it, though. Not enough to buy a tin when I could buy a cheaper oolong, for instance.
2nd Steep – hotter water this time. Liked it better on the first steep, but this is still nice. The mouthfeel continues to be smooth, and I do taste creamy notes. So odd to be describing straight tea as tasting like cream and feeling creamy.
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Smells like home. This + a splash of milk and I’m good to go on rushed mornings. I depend on it quite a bit.
I’m really fond of this tea! I’m so sad it’s been discontinued. I’ve been using DavidsTea’s Mother’s Littler Helper, which is good, but not the same. The fennel/licorice root/aniseed portion gave Sleep Well an aftertaste that grew on me. I don’t normally like licorice, so that’s impressive. The rooibos also gave it a really beautiful hue.
I miss it. :( Every time I brewed it, simply smelling it cheered me up and calmed me down.