1015 Tasting Notes
When I first started drinking tea, I had come across a box of bagged chocolate mint oolong which I adored. That tea was delicious and really reminded me of Thin Mint cookies. But, I’ve since realized that putting an oolong in a bag (especially a regular teabag and not a pyramid one) is just not good practice so I won’t be buying those again.
Luckily, Frank just happened to have this tea in his permanent collection! I received my package today and knew that I just had to brew some up immediately. This tea is definitely more mint than chocolate, but the chocolate is still noticeable. I do think this is a great alternative to the bagged tea mentioned above…except this is better than I remember the other tea being. This is really delicious as a latte and I bet is great plain also.
Note to self: this would probably be amazing with a bit of chocolate syrup! Once again, Frank does it again! And the best part is I have another pouch of Frank’s infamous honeybush blends to try later tonight!
Yet another goodie from MeghannM! Woot!
This tea is super, super good. It really reminds me of Paris but without the kinda chalky mouthfeel that Paris sometime had. This is awesome! I know all the reviews are mentioning trying this tea without additions, but the aroma of this one was screaming “MILK AND SUGAR!!” So I happily obliged and it is super delicious. I love bergamot and usually wants lots and lots, but this is just slight and perfect. I appreciate the sophistication of many of Harney’s blends.
I think this will be going on my shopping list, I prefer this over Paris (never thought I would say that!) Yum! Thanks MeghannM!
Another goodie from MeghannM! Thanks!
Oooh, jasmine…rose….love! This tea smells amazing dry, just like walking through a flower garden on a warm, humid day. I brewed this baby up because I just couldn’t wait to try this! Wow, this is something. Something wonderful for sure! Honestly, the ingredients in this tea could lead to a big, scary, disgusting mess but it works beautifully.
This is like a mix of the best jasmine pearls, most amazing rose, and a delicious, balanced Earl Grey. I think I’m in love! And, the tea cup doubles as aromatherapy! I’m sitting here with my nose in the cup letting my day melt away with each deep breath of jasmine and rose.
Although this is a black tea, I have a feeling that this would be great to have before bed as the florals are very relaxing. I really needed a cup of fru-fru today!
Yum! I accidentally steeped this tea for about 30 minutes and it is so awesome! Rich, creamy, strawberry happiness – perfect for unwinding after a long day and looking at having an even longer day tomorrow. Luckily I have plenty of great tea around to keep me sane.
Frank rocks honeybush!! I am craving these blends more than any other tea currently.
I opened my mailbox today and found a package from MeghannM! Yay!! As soon as I opened the package, my husband and I set down to smell each tea. As soon as he took a whiff of this one, he just had to have it. The aroma is very blueberry with a little citrus hint from the lemongrass. I brewed up a nice large pot for us to share and we are enjoying it now. Until now, I’ve only had red rooibos and I definitely prefer this green rooibos. There is no woody/weirdly minty aftertaste to be found! This is a great herbal!
The blueberry is noticeable but not overly sweet. The lemongrass is nice in this blend and not overpowering. It is almost like eating blueberries with a little squeeze of fresh lemon. I am really enjoying this while trying to wind down from the day. I think this may have to go on my shopping list!
This tea sounded strangely perfect this morning, so I brewed up a pot. Last time I drank this, I noted that I preferred this plain. Today, I added just a tiny bit of honey and it is still really good. I’m getting a caramel corn sort of taste which I am really digging. This isn’t an everyday tea, but it definitely is a Buttered Popcorn tea.
My husband and I are sharing a nice, big pot of this tea tonight. It is so awesome! Unfortunately, though, my pouch is disappearing quickly (along with the pouch of Strawberry pie)! My husband prefers this tea straight up, but I really like it as a latte when brewed at 10 minutes. This flavor really is spot on.