SoHo Blend

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Black Tea
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Almond, Coconut, Cream, Creamy, Malt, Nuts, Pastries, Rice Pudding, Sweet, Thick, Toasty, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cocoa, Flowers, Paper
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 324 ml

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  • “So long SoHo! (139/212) I think I may have fallen out of love with this one. It’s the coconut that does it – I don’t think I care for it and even the smell of it puts me off a little. It’s a shame.” Read full tasting note
  • “I haven’t had this in ages. My friend liked it and I gave it to her for her birthday last year. She hasn’t touched it, though, because she got distracted drinking other teas and her first cup of...” Read full tasting note
  • “Can’t get over how delicious this tea is! Shared it with the roommate tonight, and she was in love as well. I made it a touch weak in order to reserve one more cup’s worth for another day, but it...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m happy to announce that I am part of the Lush family again! I just got back from my first day at one of the locations here. Boy, have I ever missed working there. I love coming home smelling...” Read full tasting note

From Harney & Sons

In honor of our new shop in Manhattan, we are introducing our SoHo Blend. Emeric Harney, the store manager, came up with this flavored black tea concoction. It has flavors of Chocolate and Coconut.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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I had high hopes for this tea, so high that I purchased the 20 count sachet tin instead of the loose leaf sample. What’s not to love…chocolate, coconut….yum. So when the package arrived today I couldn’t wait to try it.

Unfortunately, I don’t like it too much. It smells and tastes too artificial…and flowery. This is the second type of chocolate tea I’ve tried…maybe it’s not for me. I tried adding a splash of milk to make it a bit creamier. It didn’t help. I steeped it for 5 minutes, as the package suggests. Perhaps I will leave the sachet in for less time next.

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69 tasting notes

Hi Steepsterians! I apologize for being MIA lately. So many different things going on. But don’t think I haven’t been drinking more than my fair share of delicious teas and miss you all! My apologies, I will be more diligent in the future, I promise!

So now that the time for Iced tea has come and gone – it’s great to welcome the fall. It’s amazing to me that I can have so many different teas with this flavor palette and still appreciate them distinctly. David’s Checkmate being one of my weekly go-to’s for a morning cuppan, I was hesitant to try this one as well. However, being that I work and spend most of my time in NYC (as well as being a frequent visitor to the Harney Broome St. Store) I felt somewhat obligated to try.

To my delight, it is decidedly different and unique. I get mostly the chocolate, balanced out by the coconut and light-yet-present florals. It is delicious! I have since incorporated it into my weekly routine. Although I enjoy it plenty now I can see it being a perfect winter tea.

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92 tasting notes

I must be ambivalent about this tea, as I’m now finishing my sample without logging my cups! I love chocolate and coconut together, but this tea isn’t strongly flavored enough for me. I am typically a little underwhelmed by Harney’s chocolate I think. I’m glad I’m not in love, as it doesn’t come in small amounts! On the other hand, I mixed the last teaspoon with 1 bag of Republic of Tea’s chocolate coco and got exactly the flavor I wanted – and the RoT coconut is not very coconutty on its own – interesting! Still, I won’t be buying this. My search for the perfect chocolate/coconut flavor continues!

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23 tasting notes

Coconut and chocolate – what’s not to love about a Mounds bar in a cup? This tea looks lovely and smell divine. The first time I drank some I remember enjoying it a lot. It became one of my favorites.

This time the flavors were a bit muted but I think that’s due to the age of the tea (it’s been sitting in my cabinet for several months while I distracted myself with other teas).

I’m almost done with this batch and I’ll definitely be reordering more of this delightful blend.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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11 tasting notes

One of my new favorites. Exists somewhere on the same spectrum with their Paris and Florence blends.

Also, it’s amazing with some coconut milk and honey.

200 °F / 93 °C

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8 tasting notes

I so desperately wanted to like this tea, as chocolate and coconut are two of my favourite flavors. However, the chocolate flavor in this tea comes off as a bit artificial, and the coconut is not very strong. When I prepared my first cup, it was extremely weak, even though I added two teaspoonfuls to a 12 oz cup. My second cup with 3 teaspoonfuls is much more flavorful, and in my opinion, a dash of milk adds the bit of creaminess necessary to something that is chocolate and coconut flavored.

Overall, this tea is not awful, but neither is it fantastic. It is pretty with the little flowers and smells heavenly in the tin, but it does not deliver when brewed.

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15 tasting notes

Upon opening the tin, the blend of flower pedals contrasting against the black tea looks elegant. The dry leaf smell is strong chocolate. The wet leaf does not expand much when brewed. The liquor is still strong chocolate with a under-lying cream scent. Body is light to moderate with the first sip. The chocolate is not as strong as you would expect from the smell. There is a creaminess that coats your mouth which is very pleasant.
I could smell this tea dry all day, but I wish it was a little more complex brewed.

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8 tasting notes

Frankly this tea left me disappointed. I was expecting a richer coconut flavor yet it was very subtle. I bought this for the distinct purpose of drinking this as a dessert tea and I don’t think it can live up to that. Saying that, I can tell that the black tea that is used here is very nice and smooth. As I drink a lot of plain black teas I think I will be fine drinking this on its own or I will blend with a sweeter tea. Don’t think I will purchase again as I can find sweeter dessert teas at Adagio or Davids.

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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1818 tasting notes

Thans to vbrown17 (from reddit) for this sample!

The loose leaf has pink petals in it, so I expected a bit of floral. It smelled of malty black tea, and toasted coconut and cream.

Taste wise, there is a nice rich black base with a malty mouth-feel. Very thick and creamy. Also very smooth. The coconut isn’t too heavy or soapy, which is wonderful. I love how creamy this is in terms of taste and mouthfeel. I want to drink this everyday, it’s like calorie free coconut hot chocolate. There aren’t any chocolate notes in there, exactly, but I would describe it as a very rich dessert-type tea.

Flavors: Almond, Coconut, Cream, Creamy, Malt, Nuts, Pastries, Rice Pudding, Sweet, Thick, Toasty, Vanilla

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

this sounds delicious!


It is!

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53 tasting notes

This tea is fine as hell, guuurl. A fantastic blend of chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and amaranth petals. Before even trying it you know just by the smell and look (it’s so pretty!) that it’s going to be one helluva cuppa. A must try for anyone who loves flavored teas.

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