So Incendiare had this tea and called it minty. Since I have some left, I thought I’d see if I could analyze a tea through my cold!
The tea is almost overwhelmingly floral oolong. I have quite a few lavender petals in my tea, but the flavour isn’t coming off as strong lavender. More green garden and flowers with some – almost – lemon balm in the background.
As it cools I see where I could get strawberry from it – the leaves and hints of sweet fruit. But it isn’t at all overwhelmingly strawberry. I’ve managed to pick out other flavours of teas – H&S Fruits D’Alsace, Kusmi St. Petersburg – so I know I can taste and smell some.
As it cools even more, yes, there is more lavender. But it’s still more “English Country Garden” than POW!lavender.
I do like it the way it is (this tea is on my re-order list!), but I’m wondering if we did indeed get the lavender-y batch.