On my most recent order from Harney & Sons, they included some new samples of teabags that I was happy--as always--to try!
First up was the Tilleul Mint, a caffeine-free herbal blend with mint. When I opened the packet I got a nice whiff of mint, but the flavor wasn't as minty as I had hoped. Harney says the blend features "the crushed leaves and flowers from a linden tree with peppermint." It reminded me of a weak chamomile blend of herbal tea, so this wasn't a real favorite.
Next, the Verveine Lemon Verbena was another caffeine-free herbal, billed on the packet as a "lemony herbal infusion." Well, I didn't much care for this one either, which is a surprise because I have enjoyed almost every Harney tea I've ever tried. This one also had a rather weak taste, and the lemon flavor was simply too, too subtle.
Last but not least, I tried the Dragon Pearl Jasmine floral tea. I've had this type of tea many times before but never in a teabag, so I was curious to see what it would look like ...
... and it looks just like Dragon Pearl Jasmine tea because, um, it is. It had the lovely floral scent and taste I've long enjoyed, and this one was a real winner!