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Thanks to ColumbiaKate for the sample! I think I found the right tea… if not, lemme know and I’ll move things around.

I’m not normally a big earl grey fan. The term “watery fruit loops” is often a description I use. But I love lavender tea so I thought I’d take a risk on this.

When I sip, I only taste a subtle hint of lavender and plenty of bergamot (normally I am not a fan) and citrus. But somehow the medley works. This reminds me of the Lady Earl Grey from Twinings. It’s light on the Earl Grey (good riddance!) but still tastes bright and citrusy. The lavender complements the citrus just fine.

I may actually gasp purchase this one. It’s bold and strong, but the EG isn’t all in your face. Great for this morning – Monday morning, getting back into the work mode…

ColumbiaKate

Yes, you got the right tea. Your comments on lavender is why I selected that as one of your teas. The aroma of lavender is strong, but the taste is just right. I do like how it tempers the Earl Grey. This tea has a good following at the teahouse. I could never take it off the list.

KeenTeaThyme

I agree. I’m not an EG fan, but this tea is good – the lavender is a great balance. Now I’ve got to try a jasmine hinted one! :)

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ColumbiaKate

Yes, you got the right tea. Your comments on lavender is why I selected that as one of your teas. The aroma of lavender is strong, but the taste is just right. I do like how it tempers the Earl Grey. This tea has a good following at the teahouse. I could never take it off the list.

KeenTeaThyme

I agree. I’m not an EG fan, but this tea is good – the lavender is a great balance. Now I’ve got to try a jasmine hinted one! :)

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