I’ve had this tea in my cupboard for about a year. Based on the other reviews, I wonder whether the tea gets better with age. I like the rooibos as a base. It really accentuates the lavender. I do definitely smell the lavender – noticeable without being overwhelming. The smell is very soothing. Between that and the fact that this tea is caffeine free, I find it a good option for a bedtime tea. It’s also great as an iced tea – refreshing and faintly sweet.
I use 1 teabag in 8 ounces of hot water, not quite boiling. I just leave the teabag in the mug. For the iced tea, I use the same proportions and let the tea cool (first on the counter and then in the fridge).