Dear friends of mine, whose opinion I value when it comes to tea, always rave about Harney & Sons. And they don’t really talk about many other brands.
Someone close to me told me that they exclusively only order tea online from them, and they always throw in free samples. No, not just the baby sized free samples. We’re talking above and beyond, and in sometimes half dozen quantities.
A company that carries so much prestige and has such an aura about it, doesn’t need to do anything. Their teas sell themselves. To go the extra mile, when the tea is already incredible, is not only smart business, but a goodwill gesture where one isn’t necessary.
The act of love and kindness for no reason, is the best reason of all.
With that I bring us to their Paris Tea, and it’s incredible. This has to be done sooner versus otherwise, as we’re moving into sunnier skies, warmer climates, and that will segue into a different tea drinking experience in the coming months.
However, first things first. This goes back to February when the days were short, layers were worn, and many a nights turned early, and one would find comfort in the simple things at home. Well that can happen at any time of year, but the winter may bring hibernation and a time to reflect and prepare for rejuvenation.
I had myself a little getaway. I got to be in a different part of the state. I spent time with some dogs I’ve known a long time (and a new friend too), and I got to be one with the universe. Which means a lot of alone time, which is good in certain doses, in small doses, and not be done too much, or it could become a part of the norm.
When it comes to tea drinking, I would love to share it with friends I’ve made many a mention about how good company can make any tea taste that much better. With the Paris Tea it was as if I was with my friends who lived at the house (even though they were away) were with me and of course my animal friends always liven up the day with their cute, cuddly, and sometimes boisterous ways.
You may have noticed that I’ve barely mentioned how the tea actually tastes, and how marvelous it goes down. I’m painting a picture, of what I’m not entirely sure. But that’s my story. It took little time for that strong black tea color to shine through. The tea combined with oolong, vanilla, caramel, lemon, and bergamot is out of this world.
I went to Paris once, but was too young to remember much. I’m sure I had some tea, but not like this. This is something out of a picturesque scene with beautiful people sitting around enjoying one another, eating yummy pastry, and having a cup of tea that would be part of their daily routine and feel like home.
Here back home, it feels more like a special occasion which I would like to partake in as much as possible, if not everyday. Yet it my lose it’s shine or not feel as special. Maybe, but who cares. Great tea is great tea, where this goes way past the levels of great, and belongs in its own category.
Word of mouth is an easy thing to fall into. The consensus is how good Harney & Sons tea is. The Paris Tea is a reminder of their greatness. I highly recommend getting some wherever you can, and who knows what amazing samples will come from that.
Which is going to lead to more from this incredible company much sooner than later. How this is only my third post is beyond me but all that’s about to change.
Have a good one, and peace be with you….