A nice subtle chocolate with a fruit underlay. Same deal with the Boston blend – used less than I might normally because of small sampling. I definitely prefer that one, but this is lovely as well.
“So I wish i could do a comparison of this one and florence side by side, but since i only have this tea with me here – too bad so sad. This is a really nicely done chocolate tea. I have a...” Read full tasting note
“My tea of the afternoon. There is a new chocolate tea in my cupboard, and it will have a permanent place as long as chocolate tea appeals. I knew that Harney’s Chocolate Tea was...” Read full tasting note
“Mmmm…this was the perfect choice to wrap up my first week of school this year! Everything has been great this week, but I haven’t had much tea and the tea I’ve had hasn’t...” Read full tasting note
“I tried a slightly longer steep today (though I didnt keep very good track of just how long, I’m afraid), and it has coaxed out some very noticable coco flavor.” Read full tasting note
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How in the WORLD did I not review this?!? I sipped this down MONTHS ago!
I got a sachet to-go tin back in the winter. I quite liked them. The chocolatey flavor was perhaps a bit cloying, but not in a genuinely off-putting way and it had nice little rose flavors in it. It was a hug-a-plushie comfort tea. If I was presented with it, I’d drink it again.
And that’s what I gotta say about that.
Harney & Sons Valentine’s Blend really is a light tea. Is it a Ceylon base, I wonder? I might try to brew this double strength, but it seems that this light effect was intended by the blenders. I should try this sometime at night and see whether I stay up or not. It seems quite a bit less strong than Vanilla Comoro, though that is a decaffeinated black blend. Hmmm….
The rose petals are yellow, and I do not taste any rose flavor in the brewed tea. The dried leaves smell splendid but, again, it’s the scent of chocolate, not flowers.