Black Lavender

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  • “This tea is kind of interesting. I' m not sure if it was quite what I was expecting, the flavouring is subtle and the base underneath is quite robust. The scent of the tea is a blend between...” Read full tasting note
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Now here is a blend that came about by accident! The story is that one of our regulars at the shop asked Dan to blend up a black tea similar to one they had tried in France that had vanilla. Dan was inspired by the French lavender fields to add a hint of this in the blend, along with a premium vanilla combined in a Sri Lankan tea base. What he didn’t expect was the surprise flavour when he stored it in a tin to allow the flavours to rest. After a few days when he came back to revisit and nose the tea it has a nice minty finish to it. But how. It turns out that the tin housed peppermint and the oils still remained in the tin to fragrance the leaves.

Dan decided to sample this tea to his customers and it was a hit! So going forward Black Lavender tea has always contained a hint of peppermint.

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This tea is kind of interesting. I’ m not sure if it was quite what I was expecting, the flavouring is subtle and the base underneath is quite robust. The scent of the tea is a blend between vanilla, lavender, and the base tea that gives it a slightly floral caramel like scent. When hot The lavender is slightly dominant over the vanilla, but both are only subtly present over the base. As it cools, the mint displays its presence both in the flavouring and the sensation on the tongue, but its flavour blends masterfully into the lavender and vanilla. The lavender and mint are present at the first sip but the vanilla is the strongest note afterwards. The vanilla is kind of a French vanilla ice cream vanilla, cool and creamy. The mint acts to emphasise the ice cream note by creating a bit of crispness in the blend. I am enjoying this without additives but brewed a little stronger it would go excellently with milk or cream. I brewed 1 heaping tsp in 225 ml for 2.5 min. the first time I had this I used 1.5 tsp but I found the base to be a little bitter and strong at that point but if you take milk you might want to use this amount. A really lovely blend.

Fjellrev

Sounds like a well-balanced cup.

yyz

It is:)

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