Heirloom Bartlett Pear

Tea type
Fruit White Blend
Ingredients
Apple Pieces, Cinnamon, Cornflower Petals, Flavor, Nutmeg, Peach, Peach Flavour, Pear, White Tea
Flavors
Cinnamon, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Nutmeg, Paper, Pear, Perfume, Tangy, Apple, Oats, Sweet, Spices, Cream, Smooth, Creamy
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 13 oz / 380 ml

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  • “Harney has captured the authentic taste of pear! There’s depth to the pear flavor; it’s juicy, tangy and floral verging perfumey. The mellow cinnamon and nutmeg add a spiced touch and the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I feel really bad because I just realized that the Harney & Sons sample pouches are compostable. How cool is that? I am really enjoying this one as the pear notes are quite real as opposed to...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “I’m always on the lookout for a nice pear tea, and this definitely fits the bill! The fresh pear, and mild spices work very well with the white base. Very pleasant and mild, and the pear flavor is...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “I found this to be a lovely, light tea with a nice fruit flavor. It reminded me of pears sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. I drank it with just a touch of sweetener and nothing else. I really...” Read full tasting note
    81

From Harney & Sons

Heirloom Bartlett Pear tea is a fruit-filled lovesong to the light, sweet leaves of Mutan white tea and crisp flavors of Bartlett pears. The silvery white and green Mutan leaves mingle with delicately succulent pieces of pear, apple, and peach. Spice notes of nutmeg and two kinds of cinnamon add a touch of zing. The result is a multifaceted, beautifully layered infusion that’s light and warming in every cup.

Ingredients:
White tea, pear pieces, apple pieces, peach pieces, pear flavor, nutmeg, cinnamon, white cornflowers, peach flavor. Contains natural flavors.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

12 Tasting Notes

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Harney has captured the authentic taste of pear! There’s depth to the pear flavor; it’s juicy, tangy and floral verging perfumey. The mellow cinnamon and nutmeg add a spiced touch and the hay-like white tea base complements. I want more from the base though! Was hoping for some of the creaminess of bai mudan that others have noted. It does taste papery in a second steep. Regardless, it’s a great late summer to fall transition tea.

If Kiki likes this, and I get the feeling she’ll love it, I will buy a tin so we can sip this together. Thank you for sharing, Cameron :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Nutmeg, Paper, Pear, Perfume, Tangy

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

I like this one too! One of the few pear teas I’ve been pleased with.

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903 tasting notes

I feel really bad because I just realized that the Harney & Sons sample pouches are compostable. How cool is that?

I am really enjoying this one as the pear notes are quite real as opposed to being candy like. I am maybe wishing for slightly more prominent spice notes but maybe I just need to mix up my sample pouch again. Flavored white teas usually don’t work out for me most of the time they just have no flavor imo. This one is reminiscent to eating a juicy pear and is not disappointing at all. I would definitely be willing to buy some more of this. I also think this tea would be a great gift.

Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Oats, Pear, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
ashmanra

I didn’t know their packages were compostable! Wonderful!

Cameron B.

This is one of my favorites from Harney!

Lexie Aleah

@Ashmanra I just noticed it says so in fine print on the back of my sample pouches. It says it takes about 90 days though.

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I’m always on the lookout for a nice pear tea, and this definitely fits the bill! The fresh pear, and mild spices work very well with the white base. Very pleasant and mild, and the pear flavor is very authentic.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pear

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I found this to be a lovely, light tea with a nice fruit flavor. It reminded me of pears sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. I drank it with just a touch of sweetener and nothing else. I really like this blend but after several samples I realize it’s not my cup of tea (sorry, couldn’t resist). I’m just not a fan of white tea. They’re too delicate and fussy for me. I prefer heartier, bolder blends.

So, if you’re a fan of white teas and enjoy fruit blends, this tea should be right up your alley. It’s delicious. If Harney ever releases this with a black tea base, I’ll be all over it!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruity, Spices

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Thank you Cameron B. :D

First pear tea I’ve ever tried. Because I’m so new to flavored teas, after reading some of these reviews/comments, sounds like good pear teas are hard to find. I guess I got lucky since this one tastes like pear, has real pear, and has nice nutmeg and cinnamon notes that blend well with it. It’s smooth, mellow, light-bodied. Yummy. It’s also my first Harney & Sons tea. ^^ If I make an order there, I’ll include this one. :D

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Fruity, Nutmeg, Pear, Spices

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

I would agree that a good pear tea is difficult to find, and especially a good fresh pear tea! I’m glad you like this one too.

Kawaii433

I did :D. Thank you again.

tea-sipper

First Harney tea! You have much from them to enjoy yet. :D

Kawaii433

hehe Sure seems like it if they taste like this one. :D

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1234 tasting notes

Hmm this tea reminds me a lot of one I tried in a swap a few months ago called something like empress white. This is a fruity flavor I enjoy, but I wouldn’t call it pear necessarily. I think DavidsTea has the best pear tea I’ve tried. This one is light and free from bitterness. It’s tasty, but I’m glad I only ordered the sample size! It’s not this tea’s fault, though. I just prefer a bolder flavor than most white teas can give.

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365 Days of Tea Challenge – Day 15

Ahhh my love, we meet again…

I absolutely adore this one. Pear is one of my favorite flavors in theory, but I’m often disappointed in its execution. It’s often either overwhelmed by other notes, or it lacks the crispness that I long for.

But this tea executes it perfectly, in my opinion! The white base is a great choice – it’s soft and mellow with a comforting oat-y flavor that’s light enough to support the pear while letting it shine. The pear flavor here is delightfully crisp and fresh, just like a firm and juicy pear. There’s just a light kiss of warming spice to give it an added comfort factor without making it seem like pear crumble.

Nom nom nom. And what a lovely tin, too! This one will definitely be a permanent resident of my cupboard, lovingly restocked each and every time I sip it down.

Bumping the rating!

P.S. – I’m halfway through the first month of my 365 Days of Tea challenge! Yay!

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Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Hay, Oats, Pear, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

mmmm should try this one eventually. Good pear teas really are hard to find!

Cameron B.

Let me know if you’d like to do a swap! ❤

Sil

Haha I’d love to but totally not a good time for that. My brain is fried with kidddo coming in 11 wks….so much to do, and work isn’t slowing down!

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A couple of weeks ago I received a book in the mail from GMathis. There was a note that said that the setting was as important a character as the characters themselves.

Ummmmm…I may have to add that the food in the book is a character unto itself. Oh, the description of Paola’s garden, the cooking! Swoon!

On my first day, I made it to page 135 and found myself in a food frenzy. I made a loaf of fresh bread, sliced some of our garden tomatoes, made an herb butter, and sliced all the remaining Gruyere in the house and placed it on a slate. To go with it, a pot of this fresh pear tea.

This is a white tea base with cinnamon, nutmeg, and pear flavor. It tastes warm and cozy while staying on the light side. The later cups in the pot of tea are speckled with bits of cinnamon, so I told my husband who has a thing about dregs to keep his shirty on because they were delicious bits and not bitter bits. He was glad to hear it.

It is still blasted hot here, though we enjoyed two evenings that were a little cooler. This is my third tin of this tea and I am once again looking forward to having when real sweater weather hits.

As for the book, I desperately want a Paola in my life to love and mentor me but I am too old I suppose since the protagonist is in her twenties. I shall have to endeavor to BE a Paola for someone instead.

VariaTEA

Your food sounds delicious!

ashmanra

It was tasty! We are still getting just a few last tomatoes from the garden, so lunch today will be BLT’s!
First, I must go dig up the stinkhorn mushrooms that are making sitting at the patio table rather unpleasant!

derk

Stinkhorns are fascinating.

Martin Bednář

But unpleasant. I can imagine it is unpleasant having it near the patio :D

ashmanra

Derk: They really are fascinating! These smell a lot like a corn on the cob flavored Japanese candy my daughter bought. So imagine a gigantic pile of buttered corn on the cob, but overwhelming in aroma. And covered in flies! We took pics of the “eggs” and the mature mushrooms and they keep coming back. I have dug up at least 25. We have three new ones and several “eggs”.

gmathis

I hate to tell you this, but I found you another author: Adriana Trigiani. A work friend and I have been eating hers up like candy. Big Italian family stories…and the food…and the settings…and the scenery…

ashmanra

My husband will be delighted because he will get lots of book inspired meals!

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