I am a huge fan of black tea and flavored black teas. This tea sounded rather intriguing and boasted of tantalizing flavors.
Valentine's Blend has turned into one of my highly favored teas. I will always grab this tin first when I'm offering tea to friends for a sniff test and it never disappoints. The rosebuds give a lovely floral note to this tea, bringing a new dimension to the black tea that is very pleasant and never overbearing. The chocolate and robust black tea round out the flavor leaving me fully, and pleasantly satisfied.
Great any time of day, I take it with milk and it's heavenly. (Posted on 7/26/15)
I wanted to like this tea because I have quite a sweet tooth and I thought this might solve the problem; it didn’t. Regardless, the smell of this tea is very strong. I had to put the tagalong I purchased in a plastic container so it wouldn't give me a burst of this smell every time I opened the cabinet. When I tried this blend, it is something that I will finish off what I have, but probably won't purchase again. I didn't really get the chocolate craving satisfaction from drinking this. The taste is ok, but the smell stays even after steeped, so I can’t really get over that to enjoy it a bit more. (Posted on 3/16/13)
I first tried the Valentine's Tea at my church. I fell in love. I came home and ordered two tins that day. Both myself and my 13 yr. old son enjoy making a pot with the loose leaf. I have shared with friends,but I have found it to be an instant like or dislike among others. With me it was an instant LOVE. This time I will order the 1 lb loose tea bag and that should keep me supplied for a while. Makes a nice dessert tea, but I and my son enjoy it anytime. If you like chocolate and are up for something different I suggest giving this tea a try!!!!! (Posted on 1/23/11)
The Valentine's Blend is very light and chocolate-y tasting! Chocolate is definitely the dominant flavor. But there is a little hint of something else, that I assume is the rose flavor, that really makes this tea stand out. Add a tiny bit of sugar and viola...perfect treat. I just wish they had a 20 ct. sachet tin as I am not a big fan of loose tea in general. (Posted on 4/6/10)
I'll start out by saying I'm not a HUGE flavored tea fan. I enjoy only a few, mostly spiced things, apricot or currant, Paris and Earl Grey. I enjoy assams, ceylons, darjeelings, oolongs, a few whites, and only a very few greens. I'm mainly a black tea person. On a whim I ordered this. It's not terrible, but not spectacular. I could smell this tea when I opened the cardboard box it arrived in, that's how strong the chocolate scent is on the tea. It actually isn't overpowering taste-wise, which is good. The black tea itself doesn't taste like it has much going on - the normal tea flavor isn't very pronounced. Those of you who normally love all manner of artificially flavored black teas - you know who you are - I'm sure you'll love this. I must say this is the first Harney tea I'm unimpressed with, so I'll pass on the V-day blend from now on. (Posted on 2/13/10)