This tea is not kidding around — as soon as you open up the box, the lavender scent hits you in the face. However, once brewed, you’re left with a very smooth Earl Grey with a mild lavender note, so it’s not overwhelmingly floral at all. In fact, I could have gone for just a little more lavender flavor, so I might steep longer next time. I did feel this one needed more sugar than the average Earl Grey, though.
I’d never tried this brand before, but one thing I liked was that the teabags came in a larger, resealable bag to lock in freshness. The quality of the tea was obviously much higher than your average grocery store teabag (actual tea leaves rather than fannings), so I’m glad I have a way to keep it delicious for as long as possible.