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Bought this during the very beginning of my tea journey. Earl Grey with lavender is a nice change from EG Créme, but it’s not something I necessarily seek out.

Brewed one bag in 6 oz of water. Added a bit of lavender syrup to bring it out over the bergamot (not such a fan of citrus alone in tea). Added 3 ounces of milk for a latte-style cup. It lacked the strength I look for in a wake-up tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
gmathis

Oooh…I never heard of lavender syrup. Is it sweetened?

Will Work For Tea

Yes, its really simple syrup with food-grade lavender buds steeped in.

Vortegne

That syrup sounds good, does it make the tea very sweet?

Will Work For Tea

No, not really, but I didn’t use too much of it.

I made it using 2.5 cups (591.5 ml) of sugar, 1.5 cups (354.8 ml) of water and 3 teaspoons (15 grams) of food-grade lavender Bring to a boil, dissolving all of the sugar. Remove from heat. Let sit for about 15 minutes and strain into a jar.

Invader Zim

Ohhh, thanks for the recipe, I really like lavender so now I have to try this out!

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gmathis

Oooh…I never heard of lavender syrup. Is it sweetened?

Will Work For Tea

Yes, its really simple syrup with food-grade lavender buds steeped in.

Vortegne

That syrup sounds good, does it make the tea very sweet?

Will Work For Tea

No, not really, but I didn’t use too much of it.

I made it using 2.5 cups (591.5 ml) of sugar, 1.5 cups (354.8 ml) of water and 3 teaspoons (15 grams) of food-grade lavender Bring to a boil, dissolving all of the sugar. Remove from heat. Let sit for about 15 minutes and strain into a jar.

Invader Zim

Ohhh, thanks for the recipe, I really like lavender so now I have to try this out!

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I’m a native Midwesterner (Iowa, specifically) who was happily uprooted to California twice. SoCal is what I consider home, even though I currently don’t live there. I hope to return home again!

Tea has really come to fill the void of my current displacement. My husband & I (with our two tiny weenies) moved to Indiana hardly knowing a soul. It’s been a tougher transition for me than I’d thought it would be. I have amassed a cupboard of teas to keep me company until I feel more familiar in my newer surroundings.

I will refrain from giving numerical values to teas because I am a faddist. My likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Flavored blacks are what I gravitate to the most. Having said that, I do enjoy a wide variety of teas – you name it, I’ll try it. I may not like it today, but I might revisit it later and love it.

Flavor note: I prefer my teas to be bold in flavor. I am starting to come around to drinking tea without additives. But I do like to dirty my tea with rock sugar/simple syrup and sometimes with half-n-half/milk. Unflavored greens are unsweetened, but flavored greens I usually add rock sugar. Lately I have been favoring flavored guayusa and matés.

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