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drank SoHo Blend by Harney & Sons
623 tasting notes

I’m drinking my second steep of this right now so I will have to update later once I have a fresh sachet of this. 98 degrees C but for 3 minutes or so, probably could have done longer.

Second steep is obviously weaker, but I was still impressed at how full bodied it was.

After being spoiled by DavidsTea’s dessert blends, this one falls a little short in my opinion. It’s not the strongest tasting chocolate coconut tea I’ve ever had, but it is good. I’d say the best chocolate tea I’ve tried so far is Davidstea’s Red Velvet Cake, which doesn’t have coconut in it but is very flavorful.

After reading other reviews for this one I decided to add a bit of cream and sugar (coconut sugar) to this cup, it really did enhance the flavors! I can taste the chocolate and coconut much better, and the creaminess of the vanilla. I bet drinking the first steep like this would be even better .

Based on that I would rate it well, but with other dessert teas I’ve tried, they tasted true to name without adding anything, so that has to bring the rating down a bit.

I do like the base of this, as with all Harney and Sons black teas I’ve tried.

I would consider buying some of this loose, to refill my tin later. I purchased the sachets because i love the pretty tin they came in!

ETA: when I opened my tin for the very first time and stuck my nose in, it was like smelling heaven! Too bad it didn’t quite taste as amazing. But the small amount of cream and sugar really brought out the taste so i am enjoying this one and would probably buy again :)

Lala

I have never heard of coconut sugar. Sounds really good!

whatshesaid

It’s made from the coconut palm leaf I think, anyhow it’s a “healthier” alternative to real sugar and doesn’t taste too different! Similar to brown sugar I think :)

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Lala

I have never heard of coconut sugar. Sounds really good!

whatshesaid

It’s made from the coconut palm leaf I think, anyhow it’s a “healthier” alternative to real sugar and doesn’t taste too different! Similar to brown sugar I think :)

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Butiki teas in general, I love how the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I will be dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Harney and Sons, Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance.

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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