I wanted to get a sample of this because I love earl grey and was curious how lavender would complement the traditional flavors. I was so excited when my samples came in, this tea is so cute!! Just look at the picture! I already love this tea just based on the pretty little leaves.

This is actually a very good tea. The bergamot isn’t as strong as I would normally like, but the addition of lavender more than makes up for it. I think if the bergamot was any stronger, the lavender wouldn’t taste right. This doesn’t seem to be a very strong tea, but has a nice lavender aftertaste that is very calming. There is a great caffeine kick as well – although I wasn’t sure about that based on the extremely smooth taste. I don’t typically like that many floral smelling/tasting teas, but this is great. I could see myself buying a big container this in the future. Although I would also have to invest in a regular Earl Grey. This is a good alternative, but not a complete replacement for me.

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I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap



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