Thursday, December 13, 2012

Soho is so good

A new Harney & Sons tea I've been enjoying is this Soho blend featuring notes of chocolate, coconut and vanilla.

When I opened the tin, I was instantly smitten with the appearance of these pretty amaranth petals!

The first time I tried the tea, it was too bitter so I tried it again, steeping for a shorter amount of time. That was still too strong, if not quite as bitter, so next I tried steeping a smaller quantity of tea, just about 3/4 teaspoon, for just about 2 minutes or so. This time it was just right and I got the creamy, dessert-like taste I was seeking. It was a nice reminder not to give up on a tea but rather to experiment until, like Goldilocks, you get it jussssst right!


  1. Oh angela, Thank you for introducing me to a new Harney & sons tea. Loved hearing about your experimentation to get it just right.

  2. I think I like this tea a smidge more than their chocolate mint but you are right exact amopunt to brew or too strong!I have tried the choc ambessa verry strong not a fan!!! Christine

  3. Thanks for the review. My H&S order arrives tomorrow and I have a sample of this tea. Can't wait to try it.

  4. Thanks for the informative review. What fun to experiment until the tea is 'just right.'

  5. Very pretty! Glad you tried several times and got it so right.


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