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drank Tilleul by Harney & Sons
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This was a desperation purchase to tide me over until my order was ready for pickup at the local apothecary. Had there not been a 25% off sale going on the moment I was browsing Harney’s website, I would have passed as these linden sachets are expensive. High demand in these strange times, reduced harvest, supply chain interruptions?

The full sachet contains fine sifted leaf. If I were served this blind, I wouldn’t be able to tell. It’s all sweet nectar floral, a bit of soft wood, forest herbs. A delightfully elegant full-bodied elixir.

One thing I have to mention is Harney’s absurd amount of packaging. The envelope is 2 to 3 times the surface area of the sachet itself (I noticed the same thing with a recent purchase from Rishi Tea). Twenty sachets to an oversized paper box. A large cardboard box stuffed with craft paper to ship it.

Should you not give a damn about excessive packaging, I do recommend Tilleul. Though it does seem, based upon other reviews, that I have the minority opinion of this tisane.

Flavors: Floral, Herbs, Nectar, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML
White Antlers

I just got an as yet untried sample sachet of this with my Queen Catherine order. Thought it was just me, the crotchety old lady, who was annoyed at all the packaging. Enough craft paper to use as school book covers for 2 years. (I am sure no one makes book covers anymore…)

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White Antlers

I just got an as yet untried sample sachet of this with my Queen Catherine order. Thought it was just me, the crotchety old lady, who was annoyed at all the packaging. Enough craft paper to use as school book covers for 2 years. (I am sure no one makes book covers anymore…)

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Among my favorites are sheng puerh, Wuyi yancha, Taiwanese oolong, a variety of black (red) teas from all over, all teas Nepali, herbal tisanes. I keep a few green and white teas on hand. Shou puerh is a cold weather brew. Tiny teapots and gaiwans are my usual brewing vessels when not preparing morning cups western style and pouring into my work thermos. Friend of teabags.

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