Review of Caribe by Harney & Sons

Name: Caribe Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Green and black tea blend, flavored Form: Silky tea bags Review: Caribe is, as its name suggests, a tea flavored with the tropics in mind. It is a blend of both green tea, black tea, marigold, and cornflower with strawberry, coconut, guava and hibiscus flavors added. The tea …

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Review of Harney & Sons Green Tea with Thai Flavors

Name: Green Tea with Thai Flavors (formerly known as “Bangkok”) Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Green tea, flavored Form: Silken tea bag Review: Spring is here, and so is my taste for lighter teas. Green teas really hit the spot this time of year, and when they are lightly flavored with a hint of tropical …

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Review of Harney & Sons Earl Grey Supreme

Name: Earl Grey Supreme Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Silken tea bag Review: A good Earl Grey can be hard to find. So many companies cut corners on Earl Grey, using only cheap black tea and then covering up its deficiencies with a heavy dose of bergamot oil. Fortunately, the good …

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Harney & Sons Know Tea!

In the wide, wide world of tea having someone to guide you is as essential as having a good sherpa for your climb up the Himalayas to seek either to set a personal record or find the mythical paradise of Shangri-la. Someone who can steer you clear of the pitfalls of bad tea and show …

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Review — Herbal Chamomile by Harney & Sons

Name: Herbal Chamomile Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Herbal tisane Form: Silken pyramid tea bags Review: There are times when even the most die-hard tea lover has to say "enough" to true tea and take the time to enjoy an herbal tisane. Sometimes the the caffeine gets to you, other times the tannic acid gets …

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Review — Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney & Sons

Name: Hot Cinnamon Spice Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Silken pyramid tea bags Review: Black tea blended with orange, cinnamon and clove is probably one of the most, if not the most, beloved tea flavor blends available. There are several variations on the market, each with its own quirks that make …

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Review — Mint Verbena by Harney & Sons

Name: Mint Verbena Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Herbal tisane Form: Silken pyramid tea bags Review: Spring is here and it is time to start drinking lighter, more refreshing tisanes. Of course, it is also a big bonus when the tisane works equally well as a hot drink for colder nights and as an iced …

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Review — Harney & Sons Organic Assam

Name: Organic Assam Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Black tea, Assam Form: Silken Teabags Review: Assam is a tea that I have a love/hate relationship with. A truly good Assam is a wonderful thing: A great palate cleanser after a big breakfast, a wonderful pairing with chocolate, and a sturdy, bracing drink any time of …

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The Great Bag Debate

My grandfather came to the US via port-of-call in Boston. He left Birmingham as a young man and sailed to America to find a better life. When he came to the US, the tea he knew was loose, despite the fact that teabags were invented in 1907. Teabags were initially made from Chinese silk and …

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Tea Book Review — “The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea”

One of the most respected tea companies around is Harney & Sons. Their teas are known for having a fine and consistent quality. A good bit of news is that Michael Harney, one of the owners, has written an authoritative guide to teas, appropriately titled The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea. The book is …

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