This is a sort of H&S staple, and no wonder. Nice black tea base + sophisticated fruit flavor = winner.
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John’s first flavored tea. It has “big” fruity, berry flavor. This full-bodied tea has become a traditional favorite in fine restaurants all over America.
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This tastes a little bit too “generic fruit tea” for me to want to stock up on it, but at the same time it was a very flavorful, nice cup. Something to go well with a meal, when one usually doesn’t ponder upon the complexity of tea flavors – because there isn’t much of it here.
I did enjoy it, though!
OMG, this smells just like black Jelly Babies, which were my favorite growing up. I haven’t had one of those candies in years (sadly, not vegan). I’d drink this tea just to smell it, because it brings me back to Christmastime when my family would buy a bunch of candy from the Irish shop to share. Jelly Babies, Flakes, Crunchies, Roses, Cadbury’s fruit and nut bars, and, of course Tayto Crisps.
so last night, i couldn’t leave well enough alone after my cozy Candy Cane green tea to ease into sleep, so i brewed up a cup of Paris at 12:30 in the morning. haha.
today, i decided to try its twin: blackcurrant ‘seemingly blueberry’ jam!!! this, my friends, is Paris in its birthday suit! if only for the fact that it contains no bergamot, vanilla or caramel aside from the blackcurrant; they taste pretty much identical!
i was lucky enough to find a 50-bag box of this at Fairway for $5.49! what? i’m lucky to find boxes of 20 for upwards of $3 but i digress.. the Harney & Sons tea gods were shining down on me…what a great find. they also had some of the classics such as Earl Grey, as well as Hot Cinnamon Spice & Organic Green with Citrus and Ginkgo….all in boxes of 50 for 5.49. what an economical way to sample some of their teas. i’m impressed.
since i knew that blackcurrant was the key flavor in Paris, i thought, why not try their Blackcurrant? i figured i couldn’t go wrong; i figured right. really, if i didn’t know any better, i would think this was Paris. i also wouldn’t know it wasn’t loose leaf!
whatever they put in their bags is of very high quality, at least judging by this box. i’m inclined to throw my hands up in the air because i just struck gold with some of my favorite tea!
the color of the liquor is a gorgeous amber red that darkens pretty quickly, and the taste is just delicious. it’s luscious and fruity, with berries all around. i think the only thing you won’t get from the teabags that you would in the loose leaf is the abundantly fragrant experience upon opening the bag.
The sweet taste of black currants with a smooth black tea. Good cold or hot but I prefer it hot. No sweetener needed. I’ve never tried it with sweetener as I thought it would ruin the taste. I also love the dry smell as it greets me every time I open the can.
This tea has a fruity aroma and a medium dark color. With the first sip you can taste the subtle black currant flavor and the overall taste is very approachable, not dry or smoky at all. A little sugar, just a little, goes well with the black current flavor. Cream isn’t necessary but it doesn’t hurt. Overall this is fine, pleasant tea.
Stormy weather today…stayed home a little late this morning rather than driving through storms to work, and had a second .. and then a third … cup.
I have always found this tea to have a jammy-ness, bold tea with a big sweet fruity kiss :) No sugar needed, naturally sweet. Mmmmm, good tea when you are playing hooky for an extra hour!