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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

I’m semi-desperate for a cup of Earl Grey right now. The Earl Grey Cream I bought from Zen Tea is sitting in my closet calling my name, but it’s technically a Christmas gift, so I can’t open it. Super sad face! I also have some Twinning’s Lady Grey tea bags which I was about to use, and then I remember that I have this!

Paris!!! A wonderfully lovely tea with bergamot as well as vanilla and lots of stone fruit notes. It’s light, sweet, and downright tasty. The bergamot isn’t as strong as I normally like in my EGs, but today it is just what I’m craving.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nightshifter

I love this one, too. :)

Fjellrev

You make me very grateful that I can touch my EGC from Zen then haha. Such a wonderful creation.

Veronica

Zen’s EGC is soooo good. Having it in the house and not drinking it is an exercise in self control! :)

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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

Tea of the morning. This is a fun twist on the normal Earl Grey. I like the citrus notes, the vanilla, and the kick of caramel right at the end. I also like how everything is toned down a little. There’s lots of flavor, but the base tea is also present and very tasty as well.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

I honestly forgot I had this one in my cupboard. An unopened tin just sitting there waiting for me to notice it. Well, today I did, and I made myself a travel mug of this lovely before heading out the door this morning. I like the caramel paired with the citrus flavors. I also like how it is super flavorful but not super heavy.

Dear Paris,

I’m sorry I ignored you. Please forgive me. I shall not make the same mistake again.

xoxo,
Veronica

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
tea-sipper

Poor poor Paris. :D

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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

I had this tea earlier today. My Harney order arrived, and that combined with the Unflavored Traveling Tea Box has put me in tea heaven. Angels singing and everything.

It’s been almost a year since I’ve had this tea, but it is as good as I remember. Wonderful vanilla and caramel flavors with the bergamot giving the tea a shininess that is down right delightful. I’m so glad this one is back in my cupboard.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
tea-sipper

A Harney order AND a teabox! NICE

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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

I had this one hot and then resteeped it and set it in the fridge to cool. Either way this is delicious. When it’s hot I get more of the caramel and bergamot flavors. As an iced tea, it’s all about the fruit and vanilla. I added a little sugar to my iced tea, and my oh my, I could drink this all day!

Actually, I can’t drink this all day because this is a sipdown. However, I will be ordering more of this when I place my next H&S order. That won’t be until this fall, but that’s ok since this is a tea that’s easy to enjoy year round.

tea-sipper

Another one I’ll have to try iced!

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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

Tea of the morning as chosen by my daughter. I infused it in the french press so that I can make a second infusion for iced tea. This tea is outstanding iced.

Today the tea seems to be more bregamot-y than usual. A whole lot more citrus action going on. I’m really enjoying it, but my girl put a bit more sugar in her cup. The added sugar seems to have done the trick because she happily finished off her mug of tea at breakfast. I’ve had two mugs of this myself, and I must say I’m feeling ready to face the day.

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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

Merry Christmas, Steepsters!

I’ve been enjoying this tea for much of the day. I’m glad I held off on rating it because this is so much better than the sample I had tried a few weeks ago. The mix of fruit and caramel is delicious. It has a smoothness that took me by surprise (I’m not sure why, but it did.), and had me sipping cup after cup until I realized I’d had far too much caffeine. No matter… it’s the holidays, so I can sleep in late and spend tomorrow trying a new tea… or two… or three….

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89
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1060 tasting notes

My Harney order arrived today, and while the tins (Boston and Paris) are two of my Christmas gifts, I figure the samples included in the box are fair game. As luck would have it one of the samples is Paris, so I get to try my new tea early and still stay on the nice list!

Sigh… I think I under steeped the tea. It has a slight lemon flavor, but I don’t taste the fruit or caramel at all. I’ve never had this tea before, but given all of the amazing reviews there has to be more to it than this. Looks like I will be waiting on Christmas for this tea after all.

I’m going to hold off on rating this one until I’ve tried it using loose leaf. No sense in giving a poor rating when I’m pretty sure the mistake was mine.

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85
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
21 tasting notes

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82

I tasted Tower of London side by side with Paris, and they are quite similar, at least in my opinion. I’d be curious to know what others think. Tower of London is supposed have a bit more of a honey taste, but both have bergamot, vanilla, and fruit. I detect caramel in Paris. I think anyone who likes one would like the other. As for me, I’m not sure which I prefer, maybe the Tower of London. I prefer unflavored black teas, but this is a nice change of pace and is growing on me now that I’ve had it a few times.

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82
drank Chai by Harney & Sons
169 tasting notes

Made this with coconut milk and added a little knob of fresh ginger and turmeric, sweetened it with raw honey.
Yummy. Starting out my Monday right, ya’all!
Have a great day!

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89
drank Decaf Earl Grey by Harney & Sons
37 tasting notes

Best Decaf Ever! Been looking for a good decaf earl grey and I found it. The taste is better than some non-decaf earls. Smooth tea base, but enough punch to be passable. Moderate level of quality bergamot oil. I’m so happy to have found a good decaf!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

My friend Amanda got me a lovely black tin of this for Christmas. It smells fantastically like cranberries and, when brewed, produces a tea with a yummy cranberry taste that lingers and doesn’t taste fake or anything. Plus, I love Boston, so this is a great tea.

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86
drank Pu-erh by Harney & Sons
59 tasting notes

This is a great tea to introduce someone to pu-erh. It is pretty tame compared to many other pu-erhs. It is slightly earthy and slightly smokey and never bitter.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70

Day Four of 12 Teas of Christmas exchange

Thanks to a three-day long migraine I am very behind on the Christmas teas exchange (plus I missed my office’s xmas luncheon, boo). I’m sampling this one before tackling Day 5 and Day 6.

I really enjoy the black tea base on this tea because it doesn’t eclipse the black currant taste. I bet this would be amazing iced. Other than that, I can’t say too much about it. It’s decent, but there isn’t much flavor…so I’m not sure if this would be a purchase of mine. I keep feeling like it needs more oomph, like adding mint or strawberry or something…

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81
drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
1116 tasting notes

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81
drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
1116 tasting notes

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99

This is my favorite tea at the Cambridge Tea House. They brew is just right. The creamy fragrance of the vanilla compliments the mild white tea.

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81

Day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas.

Finally getting to try this, I didn’t have time to steep it before work on Monday & I can’t drink black teas after 5pm. Or I get no sleep.

Alright so this is definetly berry smelling. I’m not exactly sure what black currants taste like. So this is berry like, almost raspberry-ey. A little on the artificial berry, but still very nice. I over steeped it a bit, so it does have a touch of astringency. But overall a really nice tea

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Diamond Jubilee by Harney & Sons
4847 tasting notes

Thank you to Em for sending this to me in my holiday swap package! This is one that I’ve had on my shopping list and I’ve wanted to try! So happy that I finally get to do just that!

I really like this … I love that the black tea base tastes very rich and flavorful, and the crisp, vibrant flavor of the citrus lightens this richness just enough. It’s a lovely marriage of flavors. I’m almost surprised that I like this as much as I do, because this is a bit more tart than I usually like a tea to be, but, it all just works together so well.

Thanks again, Em!

Em

My pleasure :) I was excited that I had a tea on your shopping list!

gmathis

I have a couple swapped bags of this - don’t know what I’ve been waiting for, sounds like I need to get on with trying this!

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61
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
15 tasting notes

This was sent by cteresa, along with the swap list. Thank you so much for sending me extra sample teas for me to try.

I have been really curious about this tea as this was one of top seller for harney and sons. Personally I find harney and sons just ok brand; nothing bad but nothing impressive either. I love their hot cinnamon tea but paris was slightly good and bangkok was just not my cup of tea. I tried vanilla comoro with my sister but it was just mediocre. Couldn’t really smell vanilla much and tea taste was mild. I’ve had better vanilla tea in my opinion :)

Final verdict: nothing horrible but nothing impressive so I’ll pass for future purchase~

cteresa

I we are on agreement about this tea. It was one of the few teabags I had around though and is interesting as a decaffeinated tea.

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90
drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
4847 tasting notes

First, a big thank you to BoxerMama for choosing this as day 4’s tea in the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. It’s really perfect for the day!

And it tastes amazing. I don’t think I’ve actually tried Harney’s Black Currant, although I know I’ve tried quite a few other currant teas … this one definitely belongs amongst the top Currant flavored teas. It tastes truly like black currant, tangy, tart and enough sweetness to keep me from feeling the urge to pucker when I sip it. It’s nicely round. A very nice tea, indeed.

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88
drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
807 tasting notes

Thank you BoxerMama for this DAY FOUR on the 12 days of Christmas exchange!
This is a really nice black currant in a good black base!
I do like H and S’s teas and this does not disappoint!
It smells really good too!
True to black currant in flavor without being artificial.
I may have to get some of this in the future.
Thank you again I loved the muslin bag you packaged the tea in!
:)

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98

So I was expecting BAM STRONG LAVENDER FLAVOR EVERYWHERE. But instead I got a lovely, relaxing, floral flavor. After reading reviews I thought this one would be too much, but it’s very soft and sweet. I’m slightly disappointed that the liquid in my cup is gray/blue and not a purple. But I feel this is the perfect tea to drink before bed. I’ll be sleeping good tonight!

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