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drank Lavender Dreams by Teavana
185 tasting notes

This rating has double digits, simply for the fact that we may have nuked this tea in a terrible, disgraceful manner, and under duress it changed its flavor in a way to punish us with horrors that our tastebuds have never previously imagined.

Or, it could just be really, really bad. This cup is at least really, really bad.

Missy brewed this for herself, and came upstairs with the weirdest little tone in her voice when she asked me to try it. I almost couldn’t swallow it, except not doing so just meant I’d have to taste it longer.

Then, being the horrible, horrible parents that we are… we asked our daughter to try it. She bolted to the bathroom sink to spit it out. I haven’t seen her move that fast in weeks. That might make this a sports drink.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

LOL, what was wrong with it – too much lavender?

Dylan Oxford

Well, I am not sure. The lavender is definitely a problem. There was a sour taste, and a real chalky, almost mealy flavor. It was just very unpleasant. It was almost a situation that needed clean up.

Kittenna

Hehehe, you always say the most amusing things in your notes. I totally laughed at ‘That might make this a sports drink.’ :D

TeaBrat

I don’t really like lavender in tea…

Missy

Honestly it tasted like soap. Yes when I was little I did try to spout off with a bad word in front of my mother. I do know what soap tastes like. I would go so far as to say it tastes much like scented soap. Perhaps those home made soap bars with flowers and such in them.

Autumn Hearth

I don’t care much for it, though I can’t say I’ve ever wanted it spit it out, I have dumped the cup out and it gives me a headache to boot (it’s supposed to relieve them). I have had it paired with a few things, Teavana’s Relaxation Blend was the worst: Lavender Dreams, Jasmine Dragon Pearls and Peach Tranquility (and I like the last two), Monkey Picked Oolong, Honeybush Vanilla and Lavender were interesting and just this weekend a co-worker handed me a sample cup of this and Citrus Lavender Sage made iced with two teaspoons of sugar, not bad. However I wouldn’t brew myself a cup of this. My co-workers like to eat the candied violets, which means if you buy from our store you may get less ;)

Dylan Oxford

We actually enjoyed the cup of citrus lavender sage we had (a sample)… but this… yeah. Not so much ;).

Sandy Stith

You over-brewed, my friend. I’m not in love with this tea, either, but you really can’t brew it more than 2 minutes. It gets bitter super fast.

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, probably. Wouldn’t surprise me at this point ;)

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Jillian

LOL, what was wrong with it – too much lavender?

Dylan Oxford

Well, I am not sure. The lavender is definitely a problem. There was a sour taste, and a real chalky, almost mealy flavor. It was just very unpleasant. It was almost a situation that needed clean up.

Kittenna

Hehehe, you always say the most amusing things in your notes. I totally laughed at ‘That might make this a sports drink.’ :D

TeaBrat

I don’t really like lavender in tea…

Missy

Honestly it tasted like soap. Yes when I was little I did try to spout off with a bad word in front of my mother. I do know what soap tastes like. I would go so far as to say it tastes much like scented soap. Perhaps those home made soap bars with flowers and such in them.

Autumn Hearth

I don’t care much for it, though I can’t say I’ve ever wanted it spit it out, I have dumped the cup out and it gives me a headache to boot (it’s supposed to relieve them). I have had it paired with a few things, Teavana’s Relaxation Blend was the worst: Lavender Dreams, Jasmine Dragon Pearls and Peach Tranquility (and I like the last two), Monkey Picked Oolong, Honeybush Vanilla and Lavender were interesting and just this weekend a co-worker handed me a sample cup of this and Citrus Lavender Sage made iced with two teaspoons of sugar, not bad. However I wouldn’t brew myself a cup of this. My co-workers like to eat the candied violets, which means if you buy from our store you may get less ;)

Dylan Oxford

We actually enjoyed the cup of citrus lavender sage we had (a sample)… but this… yeah. Not so much ;).

Sandy Stith

You over-brewed, my friend. I’m not in love with this tea, either, but you really can’t brew it more than 2 minutes. It gets bitter super fast.

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, probably. Wouldn’t surprise me at this point ;)

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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