I came home from work yesterday evening, and promptly fell asleep on the couch. Woke up to have dinner, realized I was still freezing, and fell asleep on the couch again (to a foot rub this time though!). Woke up again, only to take the doggie out and then crawled back into bed. I woke up at about a quarter to six this morning, and felt refreshed. Why am I telling you all this? for absolutely no reason haha.
This morning, I was craving Parris, but tried to convince myself to try this one instead, as the tin had just been sitting there, all square and adorable, and no doubt feeling neglected. Then I realized that I could take Parris to work in my Timolino, and try this one with breakfast! It really is very much like magic.
Anyway, the tea. I added a little too much cream, and about a teaspoon of sugar (don’t judge, yo!). I set my timer for four minutes, and began to inhale my hash brown (delish, just in case you were wondering). My IPhone went off, and I struggled to get the teabag out of the cup. In an attempt to prevent the tea bag from falling right into the cup, I had wrapped the string a little too complicatedly around the handle of the mug, so when I tried to take the tea bag out, it was like “Hell no, biatch!” and I was like “You’re messing with the wrong person, braw.” and went to find some scissors. Cut the string and rescued my tea. Then i sat down to enjoy it.
It is exactly as many tasting notes describe. Very cinnamony, but not in that annoying, drying way. It manages to be both gentle and intense, and I imagine it would feel divine on a sore throat or when you have a cold (is it awful that I vaguely wished my throat was a bit sore because I could so vividly imagine how wonderful this tea would feel against a sore throat? did I just say that?). Anyway, definitely lots of cinnamon and cloves, although I couldn’t really detect any orange. And as others have said, you can’t really taste the black tea base, but with a tea this warming, how much does that even matter? It tastes sort of like the milk that’s left over in your bowl after you’ve had a most nutritious breakfast of cinnamon toast crunch, minus the tons of extra sweetness (some say this tea needs absolutely no sweetener added, although I can’t ever resist, so a teaspoon it was, and it was just fine—I wouldn’t ever dare add more than that—not to this tea).
So far, I’m liking two out of the three Harneys teas I ordered, and that isn’t too shabby at all! I can definitely see why Harney has its fans, that’s for sure.
Alright, fun’s over. I’ve got to feed this yellow animal that’s curled up next to me, brew up tea for work, and then it’s off to pretend I’m a contributing member of society all day!