I received this tea along with a wide selections of others from Friday Afternoon to review (and decide what to order more of!). I met Friday (yes, that’s her real name) at a Harry Potter con and it took a lot of willpower to walk out of her booth, I’ll tell you what. My favorite thing about her shop is the fact that she has an entire array of nerdy tea blends that she creates herself.
But I’m here to talk about this tea! This is Audrey’s Spring Tea. There’s also an Audrey’s Cozy Blend, and I’m a bit ashamed to say I’m not sure what the Audrey reference is. The only thing I can think of is Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. But that’s neither here nor there!
Since I can’t drink caffeine past a certain point in the day, I picked this option as my first to sample. Plus, I love lemongrass in things and had never tried a tea blend with it, so that was a huge plus to me!
I brewed with just below boiling water for about 5 minutes. The hibiscus is in larger chunks than I normally see, so its color and flavor is more subtle and complex than I’m used to, which I love. When dry, the chamomile aroma rules, but once steeped, the lemongrass really plays up.
The flavor is slightly sweet from the hibiscus, but smoothed by the chamomile, and rounded out with the lemongrass. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure which flavor I’m picking up is the marigold, as I’ve never had a tea with it before and I can’t quite tell where it fits in the mix.
All I know is this is absolutely delicious and a perfect option for me of an evening when I’d like a nice cuppa, but know I can’t have anything caffeinated. Definitely ordering more than just a sample when all is said and done!