drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
871 tasting notes

I bought this tea because a few weeks ago I was at a sushi restaurant. I was waiting for the rest of the group to arrive and the host offered me a small cup of tea. It tasted exactly like roasted sesame seeds, almost like they were roasted on a BBQ. It was so good. The tea was not on the menu and when I asked what it was, the only answer I got was tea.

This tea is nothing like what I had. This tea is a smooth, gentle, buttery, green tea, with a few sesame seeds in it. There is only a very slight sesame taste to it. Actually, I wasnt even sure if there was sesame in the blend at all when I opened the package, but one floated to the top of the cup when I was steeping. There was also a ver light, creamy,sweet, caramel flavour.

Like the description from Harney and Sons, it does remind me of a dessert. But it is much more light than many other of the dessert teas that are out there.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.


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