Thank you very much, AJRimmer! I had this a few days ago. I think I’ve had variations of this from other shops before, but I love it, so it’s nice to have more around! The flavor is strong and I like it with two teaspoons to make it even stronger. The black tea itself isn’t particularly strong but the lavender! The bergamot! It’s like they’re at war which might dissuade others from liking this, but not me. I wish there were more vanilla, since it’s in the name. But otherwise, the black tea itself is simply a carrier and additional caffeine to these flavors. I think it’s their boring Ceylon base so I’m happy it’s flavored so much. It’s bright, it’s fragrant, it’s strong floral overload. It reminds me of Dorothy passing out in the poppy field? But with lavender. It’s like a last punch of summer.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep