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A great tasting herbal tea to calm you down at night! Reminiscent of earl grey flavoring with bergamot, vanilla, caramel and black currant.

Flavors: Bergamot, Black Currant, Caramel, Citrus, Nutty, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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72

AllNighter is a great study buddy for when you need to burn the midnight oil! With a hint of licorice flavor, it tastes great too!

Flavors: Licorice, Pepper, Zucchini

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This tea has vegetal notes reminiscent of sweet bell peppers! The caffeine is an added bonus too when you need a boost!

Flavors: Pepper, Spicy, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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91

The creamiest flavor you can get in a tea without adding milk! A hint of sweetness and warmth, makes you feel at home with a blanket!

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Milk, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Jeju Sejak by Harney & Sons
230 tasting notes

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Bitter, astringent, and grassy…Pretty sub-par. I was expecting this to be moderately fair, but it wasn’t my cup of tea (ba da boom crash).

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass

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80
drank Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons
31 tasting notes

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81
drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
1 tasting notes

Delicate, sweet caramel flavor that complements rather than overwhelms the bancha base. One of my favourite flavored teas. The first steep is a dessert-style caramel green, while a second steep presents mostly the classic bancha taste. This would make a nice introduction to green tea for a skeptic.

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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94

First tried this in a tea shop on a cold and rainy day. I had to have it. Reminds me of a Fireball, but not as painfully spicy. I take mine with milk and sweetener. I do think the pyramid bags aren’t strong enough for two eight-ounce cups, however.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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Bought a sample pouch of this on a whim because H&S was having a sale on all their ‘city’ teas and this was one of the few I hadn’t tried before. I’ve had chocolate hazelnut teas from a handful of companies now, and they never seem to live up to their promise. This one is no exception, but it’s also no worse than the others. Don’t tea blenders know that chocolate hazelnut is just a fancy way of saying Nutella? Chocolate hazelnut is the most luxurious, the most decadent of all the flavors — or at least, it’s supposed to be. Personally I think it’s something that works as a coffee or hot cocoa flavor, but I’ve yet to find a tea that’s full-bodied enough to really do it justice.

Anyway, it was worth a shot, but Paris and Boston are still my reigning favorites.

Mookit

My thoughts too :) Tea is good for that hot chocolate type feel but Boston and Paris reign supreme!

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80

Really enjoyed this gentle blend of green tea and citrus notes. It reminds me a lot of the green tea I used to get from Celestial Seasons, but without the weird aftertaste. The ginkgo isn’t all that noticeable but it lends a slight earthiness to the tea.

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65

Got this as a sample sachet. Perfectly decent but nothing special. I wonder why so many companies pair green tea with peppermint though. To me, the milder, sweeter spearmint seems like a more natural match for green tea.

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74
drank Temi Sikkim by Harney & Sons
293 tasting notes

This is another tea that I have been putting off reviewing for a couple of days. I finished the last of it first thing this morning. That was not a great decision, as I found this tea to be far too light to function as a breakfast tea. I feel that it would, however, work fairly well as an afternoon or early evening tea.

I prepared this tea Western style. I used the exceptionally basic one step infusion process I favor for black tea blends and many non-Chinese black teas. I steeped a teaspoon of loose tea leaves in 8 ounces of 212 F water for 5 minutes. There were obviously no subsequent infusions.

Prior to infusion, I did not pick up much of an aroma from the dry tea leaves. After infusion, the copper tea liquor produced mild aromas of grapes, herbs, malt, toast, dried flowers, and some kind of fruit. In the mouth, I picked up smooth, subtle notes of malt, toast, herbs, grapes, nutmeg, and citrus. It was almost like a mix of lemon and tangerine. There were also hints of apricot and dried flowers toward the finish.

After finishing the last of this tea, I could see why people often compare it to any number of Darjeelings. I noticed, however, that there was not as much separation among the individual flavor components compared to many of the Darjeelings I have tried. Overall, this tea was very pleasant, but it also came off as being very light and I tend to favor more robust black teas these days. It’s definitely one to try though, as it bridges the gap between orthodox Darjeelings and many contemporary Nepalese black teas. Just don’t drink it in the morning. Treat it as a mild, pleasant afternoon or early evening tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Citrus, Flowers, Grapes, Herbs, Lemon, Malt, Nutmeg

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Stonefruits, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Jasmine by Harney & Sons
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Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Green, Jasmine

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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Flavors: Floral, Rose

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Flavors: Astringent, Stewed Fruits

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

Wonderful with a splash of cream and 2 tsp of sugar.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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92
drank Milky Oolong by Harney & Sons
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Flavors: Creamy, Milk, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Kenya Milima by Harney & Sons
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Flavors: Citrus, Spicy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Flavors: Nutty, Peach, Toasty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
2 tasting notes

One of my favourites, strong and flavourful.

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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