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drank jesse's tea by DAVIDsTEA
3 tasting notes

I thought this tea would be a nice relaxing tea to help me unwind before bed. I`m not a huge fan of this tea, but it is nice I suppose when you`re in the mood for it.

So it is a lavender tea… meaning it`s a very floral tea. I`ve never eaten or drank lavender before this experience, and it does taste the way it smells. For some people that`s a good thing, for others it`s not.

The first time I had this tea I liked it. I added half a teaspoon of the sugar and I thought it was nice. Dry it smells like lavender and a hint of coconut. And the steeped tea tastes like coconut and lavender. It`s more lavendery on the surface with a coconut base…can`t really taste the rooibos or the other flavors. Also I think the artificial flavoring they used may have been lavender oil or something. Because the lavender does have an artificial taste to it. Natural lavender doesn`t smell so astringent.

The second cup I had of this a few days later kind of tasted like I was drinking diluted perfume and I couldn`t finish the cup.. I did oversteep it that time though. So my advice would be to follow the steeping directions erring on the lower steep time.

Also I`ve got to say the vanilla agave nectar goes really with this one and helps sweeten and smoothe over the sometimes harsh lavender taste.

I also should add that a good friend of mine, who loves chamomile teas really liked this one, so I gave him the rest of mine!

Overall, as most of you know, lavender is often used as aromatherapy to have a soothing and calming effect. If you like highly scented floral teas this would be a good one to de-stress, self-soothe or unwind after a busy day!

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My name is Jennie and I`m an RN. I love tea, especially desert teas, and my dog Aeriel!

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