One more from the Samovar black tea sampler pack. I’ve been a little shy of lavender as a flavor rather than a scent, so I’m not expecting miracles from this blend. The dry leaf does have a noticeable proportion of lavender blossoms in it, and the aroma of the leaf and the tea reflects that – no mistaking that presence!
I think this works out better than Golden Moon’s Earl Grey/Lavender blend, as the herb portion tastes fresher, but I still don’t feel like I’m being won over to the ingestion of lavender. The two flavors work together well, but it’s not for the faint of heart; even after 3.5 minutes it is a strong drink that actually imparts a little bit of burn to the back of the throat.
Interesting to try, but I won’t be going back for more.