Seller Description: "Lavender has a long history of medicinal, culinary, and household use. For one, its sweet, floral fragrance is notably sooting, invoking relaxation. Combined with the classic blend of Earl Grey's citrus and a hint of cream this black tea blend is sure to become a quiet time favorite." Directions: 1 tsp/8oz. Steep at 212 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes. Cost: $6/3oz Teaware: 16oz capacity hand-thrown mug Measured dry: 2 tsp Water Temperature: Boiling Steeping Time: 5 minutes Additives: 1-1/2 tbsp Sugar in the Raw
School’s out, the building is locked down for the summer, and now I just have two days of ESL training at district office before the real vacation starts! At least my morning started off on a high note – my husband made us biscuit, egg, and cheddar sandwiches for breakfast this morning, while I made us each a cup of this.
It’s been a while since I’ve had an Earl Grey Lavender, but I don’t remember the EG taking the backseat in such a decisive way. The lavender and the cream flavor are definitely the dominant notes, while the EG is little more than an aftertaste.
All in all, I think I would have liked this a lot more if it hadn’t been an Earl Grey cream. It’s still an okay tea, with all that lovely caffeine, but I don’t think this will be a cupboard staple.
Prominent Notes: Lavender and cream Aftertaste: Bergamot Overall: An interesting experiment, but the focus isn't strong enough on the Earl Grey. This will not move to the next round.