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Fall Blend Alert! Cranberry Autumn from Harney & Sons

Ah, fall. Cooler weather signals the slow switch from iced or cold brewed teas to hot cuppas throughout the day. I find myself excited about teas that are fruity but earthy, deeper but still bright. Happily, Cranberry Autumn from Harvey and Sons perfectly fits that description. Cranberry Autumn has light, citrusy notes from the orange as well as a good bit of tartness from the cranberry and hibiscus, but the base tea keeps the other flavors grounded. It has a good bit of depth with a slight woody note that works well with the other flavors. This tea is a Read More

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Hunan Mao Jian from Harney & Sons

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Green Where to Buy: Harney & Sons Tea Description: While looking for the best teas in Changsha, we found this organic green tea. Not every occasion demands the best tea, so this is a nice one to drink more often. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Mao Jian has become one of my favourite green tea varieties over the last year or so, and I’m always pleased to try one that’s new to me. This Hunan Mao Jian from Harney and Sons looks pretty much as I’d expect – thin, wiry leaves that are a little Read More

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Gielle 1st Flush Darjeeling Black Tea from Harney & Sons

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Harney & Sons Tea Description: This beautiful estate is set off to the side, away from most other Darjeeling estates, and this discreet locale aptly suits the owners of Gielle. They do what they think is best – in particular, to use the old “Chinese” tea bushes and to make an older style First Flush Darjeeling. Our tea mentor, Bernd Wulf, helped to develop this older style back in the 1960s. It was less oxidized than the Darjeelings of that time, thus lighter and greener, yet still with enough body to handle milk Read More

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Black King 2015 from Harney & Sons

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Harney & Sons Tea Description: The name says it all. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’m not going to lie.  I was very excited to try this tea.  My adventures into straight teas has been a blast this far and have tried some pretty amazing teas in the last few weeks and had some pretty big expectations with a name like Black King 2015 for this tea. This tea has a beautiful dry leaf appearance.  The leaves have a nice curl to them and the coloring is gorgeous.  Dark curls with Read More

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Chinese Flower from Harney & Sons

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green, Flower Where to Buy: Harney & Sons Tea Description: Green Tea with Flowers and Lemon A reinvigoration of the senses. Chinese Flower, flawlessly blended of hand plucked Chinese green tea, three types of flowers, and citrus flavors, yields the most high-caliber tea experience. A synergy between tea, flower, and fruit, every part gorgeously synchronized – crisp citrus aroma that bursts and floral notes that woo, Chinese Flower grasps the sensations. It is a rare jewel in the teascape, its bold vitality spellbinding. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: What an absolutely stunning tea! So Read More