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Backlog #1: I have a big backlog today because I have been bad about logging teas. I’ve actually been drinking them again! Yay!
I had this one when my aunt and uncle came to visit. I brewed it too strong by accident (curse you perfume lavender!) and then let it sit to get too cool before drinking. Note to self: don’t try to make a cake and brew tea at the same time.
The cake was good though. White vanilla cake with orange icing. Yum.
Flavors: Lavender, Perfume
I found this tea at Giant a while ago and I just realized that I never put it on here. (Also, hello Steepster! Missed you!)
This is a lovely Lady Grey with a lot of lavender in it. I mean a lot of lavender. I almost think of lavender perfume if I drink it straight, but a little bit of milk in it helps tone it down. It also helps if you brew it for three to four minutes instead of five. Since I put the milk in mine, I brew it for four minutes.
With that said, the lavender does not wash out the tea base or the bergamot. It complements it nicely even if the tea base isn’t center stage.
This tea wouldn’t be for everyone though. If you don’t like very floral teas then you will not like this one.
Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Flowers
I found this at Safeway, and picked it up. I hadn’t seen a lavender earl grey before – two of my favorite things! And the price was pretty good for organic loose tea – it was under $8 for the 3.5 oz tin.
I brewed a mug tonight. The bergamot flavor was not as strong as I’d like, but I definitely tasted lavender. Maybe they had to tone down the earl grey in order for the lavender to come through. I think this would have been better if there was some vanilla or cream flavor too. That would be delicious. I may have to experiment later with some earl grey cream I have sitting in the cupboard.
I’m not sure I’ll buy thing again, but I’ll happily try some of the other flavors the company has for sale. It’s pretty decent quality loose tea for a very decent price. And at the supermarket!