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I was so excited to find this blend on Fava’s site! I recently tried a lemon basil oolong blend from The Cultured Cup in Dallas, which was delicious but pretty pricey. This one was about half the price and just as good! (Plus it’s from my local teashop, which I always want to support when I can.) The oolong is smooth and sweet, the lemon flavor is bright and natural, and the basil is mild and adds just a nice hint of depth to the blend. I’ve been enjoying it hot, but can’t wait to try it iced now that the weather is FINALLY warming up around here! I foresee this becoming one of my staple teas from Fava that I always keep on hand, along with their Coconut Souffle and Banana Walnut Bread.

Flavors: Citrus, Herbs, Lemon, Smooth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

I have high hopes that I’ll have some homegrown basil to try as a tea additive soon…right now we’re fighting weather (wet, wet, wet, and more wet), and Minnie, our wannabe-gardener cat who thinks that you tend to you plants by sitting (or chewing) on them.

Michelle

I really liked Fava’s Lapacho that you put in the TeaBox. If you keep writing reviews like this I might have to place an order :)

Nattie

I’m so sad Fava Tea Co. don’t ship to the UK! This sounds amazing, as do several other of their teas I’ve seen on here. ):

mrmopar

@gmathis, I have basil, thyme, oregano and cilantro planted for this year.

gmathis

Sounds like you’re ready for salsa and marinara!

Inkling

@gmathis…I can relate to you on the weather front! Hope the sun comes out for both of us soon!

@Michelle…I highly recommend them and not just because it’s my local teashop! :) Cloud 9 and Roasted Almond Chai are other personal favorites.

@Nattie I’d be happy to send you some samples in exchange for the Butiki teas you so generously offered to share! Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d be interested in trying. :)

Nattie

Oh gosh would you really? I might actually take you up on that offer! That’s very kind of you (:

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gmathis

I have high hopes that I’ll have some homegrown basil to try as a tea additive soon…right now we’re fighting weather (wet, wet, wet, and more wet), and Minnie, our wannabe-gardener cat who thinks that you tend to you plants by sitting (or chewing) on them.

Michelle

I really liked Fava’s Lapacho that you put in the TeaBox. If you keep writing reviews like this I might have to place an order :)

Nattie

I’m so sad Fava Tea Co. don’t ship to the UK! This sounds amazing, as do several other of their teas I’ve seen on here. ):

mrmopar

@gmathis, I have basil, thyme, oregano and cilantro planted for this year.

gmathis

Sounds like you’re ready for salsa and marinara!

Inkling

@gmathis…I can relate to you on the weather front! Hope the sun comes out for both of us soon!

@Michelle…I highly recommend them and not just because it’s my local teashop! :) Cloud 9 and Roasted Almond Chai are other personal favorites.

@Nattie I’d be happy to send you some samples in exchange for the Butiki teas you so generously offered to share! Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d be interested in trying. :)

Nattie

Oh gosh would you really? I might actually take you up on that offer! That’s very kind of you (:

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

I was introduced to loose leaf tea by a roommate in 2012, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon Steepster in 2014 that I discovered a world of tea that went beyond Teavana and the grocery store.

My tastes continue to evolve, but black tea is currently my favorite. I am especially drawn to strong, malty breakfast blends to wake me up in the morning and flavored dessert teas to sip throughout the day.

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