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drank Provence by American Tea Room
1114 tasting notes

I’m assuming I got this as a sample from American Tea Room, because I have yet to order a tea with lavender in it. To me, lavender is something I inhale to enjoy. In a tea? Well… okay, I’ll try it. Had an surprising amount of lavender in it, and it smells strongly of potpourri out of the bag. Also, one sample bag = one liter of tea, or four cups.

Steeped, this smells of lavender mint – again, a bit concerning for me. Lots of tiny floaties as well. First sips tasted like little to me, so maybe they’re too hot still. The taste left in my mouth is… fuzzy. Burning. Flowery. Odd. It tastes like potpourri to me. I’m… going to dump this and try something else. Wanted to like it, be adventurous. I think I’ll just go with something I know I’ll love.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Whispering Pines Tea Company

I feel like a single lavender flower can kill any good cup of tea :(

OMGsrsly

I just looked at the picture. When they say lavender, they aren’t kidding, are they?

MissB

I agree wholeheartedly with you both. It’s probably lovely as a potpourri.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Oh man, that is a lot of lavender! Crazy

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Whispering Pines Tea Company

I feel like a single lavender flower can kill any good cup of tea :(

OMGsrsly

I just looked at the picture. When they say lavender, they aren’t kidding, are they?

MissB

I agree wholeheartedly with you both. It’s probably lovely as a potpourri.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Oh man, that is a lot of lavender! Crazy

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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