Harney had this as a sample for $3.75. After reading the description, I thought I’d give it a try, even though herbals and blacks are usually what I like.
I am giving this tea a high rating because, while it isn’t what I usually like, it seems to have all the attributes a tea of this kind should have (I did a little research). I can taste the grassy notes. Though there isn’t any real sweetness I can detect,it IS a flavorful and not at all bitter, blend. I wouldn’t call it robust but it certainly has body. This is by no means a weak tea. As it cools the flavors do come out more. I think this is something I would enjoy with a meal as opposed to my afternoon standard. A light touch of sweetener seems to mute the natural flavor. It is refreshing and I plan to try it iced soon. While I don’t taste the butter and coconut that could be because I have damaged those taste buds with years of flavored and very brisk black teas :) The best way I can describe the taste and smell is clean. Clean and like a bit of the outdoors.
It’s about an hour later and I just tried some still warm tea with a bit of real cream…wow! Really nice! Smooth with the flavor enhanced not muted. Also, I just figured out what I am tasting besides grass. It doesn’t make sense but I am getting artichokes!! Avery pleasant but very distinct after note that reminds me of artichokes. Maybe the addition of cream has something to do with it???

Flavors: Grass

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 57 OZ / 1685 ML

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Where to start? I am cuddlesmom in honor of the most amazing dachshund/terrier that ever lived (she lasted 19 years, passing away in 2015). Otherwise, I am a history teacher, wife and ardent Bond fan (Dalton being my favorite Bond on the screen).

I dabble in writing romance and suspense, (though the muse has gone on what appears to be an indefinite vacation as of late). I just finished reading A Gentleman in Moscow & have to say what a fun read that was!

As far as tea goes, I have been a dabbler for a longtime but since I recently discovered Harney & Sons in Target, I’ve gotten hooked on it. Since that first tin, I find myself more and more interested in trying new types of tea.

The Harney site, with its free shipping and samples, is a very dangerous place indeed.

As for my ratings, they are based on a standard scale: 100= Flawless perfection, 99-90= Excellent, 89-80= Above Average, 79-70= Average, 69-60= Below Average, 59-below Failing, poor tea IMO.

Irish Breakfast is my black non-flavored go to tea, raspberry has been pushed out by Harney’s Goji Fruit tea as my favorite fruit tea. I am starting to do more green teas and have just ordered my first oolong, so we will see how it goes.



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