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Lavish Lavender tea is one of the most soothing teas I’ve ever tried. The dry leaf smell is complex – I can’t think of a good way to to explain it. Once the tea brews, however, the scent is heavenly and I can easily smell a combination of lavender, raspberries, and citrus. Yum! This tea tastes as good as it sounds. All the flavors come together nicely and make for a smooth drink.

I’ve had several cups of this tea since I received it last weekend. It’s not going to last long at this rate! Anyway, here’s what I’ve discovered. If you drink this when it’s piping hot (but not tongue-burning hot), the tea is very tart and somewhat harsh. If you wait for it to cool down a bit, you’ll be rewarded with an amazingly flavorful brew that just melts on the tongue. Also, I’ve enjoyed the second steepings of this tea more than the first. With the second steep, the raspberry is more mild and the taste of the oolong peeks through more. It’s practically a different experience altogether – both of which are great.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec
david

Hey Sarah,
Is the tea coming out bitter?. Is it steeping for too long or water too hot? 185 perhaps… let me know!

Sarah

No, not bitter. If I drink the tea before it’s had 5-6 minutes to cool off then the raspberry is overpowering. Once the tea has cooled, it blends so much better with the other flavors. Most teas that I’ve tried taste better when they’ve cooled for a little while, but I get impatient sometimes and drink them too early. Thanks for asking!

david

No problem Sarah! If you have any questions just let us know.

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david

Hey Sarah,
Is the tea coming out bitter?. Is it steeping for too long or water too hot? 185 perhaps… let me know!

Sarah

No, not bitter. If I drink the tea before it’s had 5-6 minutes to cool off then the raspberry is overpowering. Once the tea has cooled, it blends so much better with the other flavors. Most teas that I’ve tried taste better when they’ve cooled for a little while, but I get impatient sometimes and drink them too early. Thanks for asking!

david

No problem Sarah! If you have any questions just let us know.

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My favorite types of tea are green, white, and green oolongs. I adore mildly floral teas like jasmine and rose. Fruit blends are also swell, especially if they feature berries, pineapple, and/or coconut.

Although I don’t like unflavored black teas, I do enjoy a few flavored black teas – lychee, apple rose, and Earl Grey. I also enjoy an occasional cup of basic pu-erh tea.

My rating system works like a school’s grading scale:

90-100 = A (Out of this world!)
80-89 = B (I’ll buy it again.)
70-79 = C (Merely average.)
60-69 = D (Not my “cup of tea”.)
0-59 = FAIL (I’ll try anything once.)

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