i was pleasantly surprised by the world market brand of tea, a nice quality loose tea. the desert sunrise is a very nice blend of black and green tea with a pleasant but unusual fruity scent and flavor. the other ingredients are sunflower petals, cactus blossoms and other natural flavors. the white ginger citrus i don't like as much, there is not a strong enough citrus presence for my taste, the overall flavor is a little muddy to me. even though i was not crazy about that one i would definitely buy more of this brand.
the harney and sons teas have popped up in barnes and noble/starbucks cafes around here, replacing the tazo brand that starbucks normally carries. the tea is in silky, triangle shaped bags inside the tin. the peppermint herbal was good, very strong and zippy peppermint flavor but nothing extraordinary as far as a peppermint herbal goes.
the bangkok, however, is really one of the most unusual tasting teas i have ever had. the coconut is probably the dominant flavor but is offset by the lemongrass and ginger so it's not too sweet. maybe my friend jennifer at rosydelights will give her opinion if she remembers what this one tastes like. i really liked this flavor and will probably buy another canister. as much as i liked it my good tea drinking friend was completely repulsed by it. she is a huge fan of thai food so the flavors were very appealing to her but she did not like the actual flavor upon tasting it. it just goes to show that personal likes and dislikes are just that, personal. my favorite thing may be another person's least favorite, but it's fun to compare and contrast.