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drank Holiday Spice by Harry & David
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Last cup. Hope this is available next fall…enjoying this so much explains why I’m not a huge lover of straight-up chai. It just tastes like hot, wet spice. The addition of a little fruit to the mix makes it homey and sweet and dessert-like. Wonder what cherry chai would be like…

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drank Holiday Spice by Harry & David
2268 tasting notes

Do your non-tea friends automatically assume you love chai? Me, too. However, this was a pleasant surprise—little bag passed on from a friend in a Republic of Tea-ish cylindrical tin, but with both RoT and Harry & David labeling. Can’t find a good description on either website, although it shows up as a “Pick Two Teas” option at H&D.

All that to say, it’s your standard average mishmash of chai spice ingredients, with the addition of apple. And the apple makes it exceptionally good. Pie with lots of cinnamon. Homemade red cinnamon apples. Mmmmmm!

Indigobloom

Sounds interesting. usually the apple takes over too much for me

gmathis

My taste buds get a little put out when blenders get too crazy with the cardamom in chai variations…so the fruity diversion is welcome in my cup.

Indigobloom

I know what you mean. Though it can go terribly wrong- I tried a rhubarb chai today. Awful

gmathis

Blugggggh. :))

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drank Earl Grey by Harry & David
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Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Pear Vanilla by Harry & David
226 tasting notes

Made a cup of this yesterday, but I only got to finish about 1/3 of it, because my LO was being ornery. She just doesn’t understand “Mommy’s having a tea moment” yet. xD It’ll be a while before that happens. Usually it’s not so much of an issue. Like this morning, when she’s sleeping late because she decided to stay up two hours past her usual bedtime last night.

Anyway, enough about my spawn. My previous notes about this tea stand—it’s a lot more vanilla than pear. However, there is something in the astringency of the aftertaste that is somewhat reminiscent of the way pear peel tastes by itself: a little sour, a little bitter.

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drank Pear Vanilla by Harry & David
226 tasting notes

Having this tea this morning with some wheat toast and blood orange marmalade. :) The vanilla flavor comes out more than the pear, I’m afraid… but I could probably guess that pear is a difficult flavor to detect anyway. I love eating the fruit, though, so I was really excited when I saw this tea in a sampler pack from Harry & David. Omg, that store makes me poor. D:

Anyway, it definitely is a wonderfully light black tea (despite the fact that I steeped it a bit longer than I meant to), with some delicious fruity notes that I suppose could be the pear. It just doesn’t scream “I AM A PEAR TEA” at me. Still tasty, though. :3

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This I’s in a teabag. It mostly smells of the chocolate and raspberry. I steeped it up. I brewed up to a black tea. Its a nice black tea with a medium chocolate and raspberry taste.

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