Harney & Sons officially established in 1983, but whose adventure began earlier in 1970 with the purchase of a tea company from a tea old-hand, Stanley Mason, proposes a rich collection of teas. Their philosophy is to make tea the best it can be (full tea leaves) and to make it an affordable everyday luxury (the packaging is charming and even gorgeous when you open the box). Because their turnover is high, as they work with hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, they guarantee the freshness of their products.
We had the opportunity to try Peach Ginger Twist by Harney & Sons the other day our eye having been caught by the rare yellow color of the tin (paler than on the picture) and then the deliciously fragrant deep fruity smell that emanated from the tea box.
Opening the box felt even more of a treat as the tea sachets are packaged not with paper, not with gauze, but with silk organza-looking and berlingot-shaped tea bags. The smell in the box evokes narcotic caramel peaches as the peach together with ginger mix to create a creamy, caramel-like impression. For people who love Mitsouko by Guerlain and Femme by Rochas, they will be able to capture some reminiscences of peachy chypre accents.
The black tea brew is soft and mellow, very well balanced, and enduringly flavorful with a more complex impression than is common to experience with fruity teas. Although there are no dried fruits in the bags, it was initially blended with dried peaches and ginger and then, it seems, additionally scented. The company calls this type of blending HT: "Unique and Uncommon Tea blending."
A tin of 20 sachets retails for $8. A Tagalong tin offering 5 sachets retails for $ 3.50. Available at Harney & Sons