Earl Grey White has a musty smell right out of the tin and the Lavender in the Lavender Dream is very strong after it is opened. But when I put them together they make such a beautiful tea.
The bergamot in the Earl Grey White really compliments the lavender and since they are both white teas and have the same measurements and steeping temps and times, it makes brewing this tea in the morning a cinch. I used three tsps of each and some rock sugar for a four cup brew. (Four cups is my usual morning tea consumption) It’s important not to over steep this one, because it can turn bitter rather quickly, but when brewed at the right temperature for the right time, the reward is a fabulous flavor.
The flavor is a complex on first sip. At the beginning of the taste, the white tea’s muskiness hits the tongue and at the back of the swallow, the mouth is met with a very floral aftertaste. I used this brew as my ‘good morning’ tea. There isn’t a ton of caffeine in this blend, but just enough to get the day started off smoothly.
Most to the teas I drink in the morning are tried and true blends for me, so while this isn’t the first time that I’ve had this blend, it is the first time I’ve dipped into this month. Unlike my Dragon Phoenix Pearls with Rooibos Tropica, I store these two teas separately since they are good blenders with other teas.
Looooved this in my cup yesterday morning!