I used to buy Harney all the time but have been disappointed with the quality lately. It's mostly powder or fannings and not the large tea leaves shown. Also the tea is a bit bitter.Sad because I really liked this tea.
As Carol mentioned in September 2015, the appearance of the tea in my sample was nothing like the photo accompanying the listing. The leaves were tiny and needle-like, and bright green. I steeped my sample @180 for a bit over a minute. While the caramel aroma was encouraging, the flavor was bitter. I doubt I will buy this again unless the rave reviews start showing up again in a future season.
This has always been my favorite tea. It's smooth and refreshing, and the caramel adds just the right note. The last several times I've purchased it, however, I've ended up throwing most of it out because more than 50% of the container has been powder, not the big leaves in the photo. The fact that I keep buying it after I throw out most of the container is a testament to how good this tea can be. I hope the quality will be restored to what it was.
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