I don’t know what I was thinking when I picked this tea out from the shop. I was probably thinking “that smells nice” in a way that I wanted to take a bath in it, not drink it. I’d say the blend is about 40% lavender flowers, which is reflected in the scent of the dry leaf. I have given samples to my oolong loving relatives often enough that I have time to review this one cup and move on.
It’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but since I use lavender when I take a bubble bath, this is a lot how I would imagine just leaning down to take a sip of my bath water. Lavender. Drinking this tea is like drinking lavender. There’s some tea flavor in the background somewhere, hiding like a child hides from the school bully. I didn’t want him to get bitter, so I left the steep low and short, but now I wonder if there was something I could have done to bring him out of his shell.
If you love, and I mean LOVE drinking lavender, this may be the tea for you.