This week I had the pleasure of trying some new Harney & Sons teas thanks to my generous giveaway win from Linda of Friendship Tea. The new (to me!) flavors are Earl Grey Supreme, Hot Cinnamon Spice, White Vanilla Grapefruit and Paris.
Earl Grey remains one of my favorite blends of tea, and I must be honest and tell you I've rarely tried an Earl Grey I did *not* like. Still, this one was extra smooth tasting, and it's unique in that it includes Silver Tips!
Had I tried Hot Cinnamon Spice tea before? I thought so, but I can't remember who shared it with me. (If you're reading, please forgive me!) But one sniff and one sip and I knew yes, I have had this before, because it reminds me of those red hot cinnamon candies! It's definitely the cinnamoniest cinnamon tea I've ever tried, and I do think it would be nice to have a tin of this around for occasional sipping.
This White Vanilla Grapefruit was the most intriguing sounding blend. Vanilla to me is a heavier, sweeter taste, while citrus is light and lively. Would the two marry well? Indeed yes! One sniff of the steeped tea and I got notes of both vanilla and citrus, and I enjoyed this flavor very much.
Have I tried Paris before? (The tea, not the city.) If I have, I don't remember it, and I think I would remember this delightfully caramel-ish tea. It also has currant and citrus flavors, but the caramel is what stands out most to me. It's always fun to try new teas without the "commitment" of having to purchase a full tin, so I am especially grateful to Linda for including these great goodies in my giveaway package!