drank Lady Devotea by The Devotea
1289 tasting notes

Not having the original packaging, I wasn’t sure how to steep this as it has both white and black teas in it. A quick web search and off we go with boiling water and a 3 minute steep. My quick search led me to Lord Devotea’s blog. If you aren’t already reading it, you should. A lot of wit and occasional insight :D So anyway, I learned they grow their own oranges and lavender. Back to this tea. The aroma is much as expected from the list of ingredients but on lighter side. The taste made me reread the ingredients. My first thought was light cinnamon and light pepperiness. That is what my brain translated from my first big swig. Going back and sipping slowly I first encounter natural bergamot morphing quickly into orange. Late in the sip it changes to light lavender. I mention light because I find lavender to usually be overwhelming. It fits very nicely here. The more the cup cools the more I taste the base especially in the aftertaste. This truly is well balanced and quite different from anything I have had before. There is enough depth for those who want it and there is simple relaxation for those who need it. I did add sweetener because that is how I roll.

Terri HarpLady

I love lavender in my garden, my bath, my pillow, but generally not in food or tea. My experiment with Herbs de Province yielded a meal that was almost unpalatable for me. Likewise with most uses in tea, however, this one was not undrinkable, & I’ve grown to enjoy orange more. I agree that the bergamot & lavender were light enough to get by. Of course, in my case I don’t think I actually drank a cup of it. I made a cup for Tony, who loves such things, & took a few sips. He really enjoyed this one, as I recall. And like you, K, he rolls with a little sugar (german rock or honey)

Robert Godden

Lovely! And thanks for the bit about the blog. I’m about to do seven posts in seven days from Thursday. All of them very silly!

K S

Robert Godden as much as I enjoy your humor, I also must applaud you on the serious East Indies piece. The history of tea interests me – even the dark side that people often don’t want to think about.

Robert Godden

Thank you, K. S. I agree with you 100%. We need to be aware.

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Terri HarpLady

I love lavender in my garden, my bath, my pillow, but generally not in food or tea. My experiment with Herbs de Province yielded a meal that was almost unpalatable for me. Likewise with most uses in tea, however, this one was not undrinkable, & I’ve grown to enjoy orange more. I agree that the bergamot & lavender were light enough to get by. Of course, in my case I don’t think I actually drank a cup of it. I made a cup for Tony, who loves such things, & took a few sips. He really enjoyed this one, as I recall. And like you, K, he rolls with a little sugar (german rock or honey)

Robert Godden

Lovely! And thanks for the bit about the blog. I’m about to do seven posts in seven days from Thursday. All of them very silly!

K S

Robert Godden as much as I enjoy your humor, I also must applaud you on the serious East Indies piece. The history of tea interests me – even the dark side that people often don’t want to think about.

Robert Godden

Thank you, K. S. I agree with you 100%. We need to be aware.

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