Organic Lavender Cream Oolong Tea from The Rabbit Hole


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  The Rabbit Hole

Tea Description:

Creamy oolong tea marries with lavender and vanilla to create this heavenly liquor. A guilty pleasure for those who don’t do guilt!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  What an absolutely DREAMY blend this Organic Lavender Cream Oolong Tea from The Rabbit Hole is!  So delightfully sweet, smooth and creamy.  I’m loving every sip of this.

I like that the lavender hasn’t been overdone … or underdone!  Lavender is one of those herbs that when there is too much of it in a tea, the tea ends up tasting a bit like soap or perfume … and when there isn’t enough lavender, it becomes so subtle that it’s barely distinguishable and when it’s that subtle, as a taster I can’t help but wonder, what’s the point in adding lavender at all … you know?

But, with this blend, the lavender is just right.  It is balanced well with the Oolong and the vanilla tones so that I can taste the sweet floral notes without tasting like I’m sipping on body spray.  The vanilla softens and sweetens the cup, creating a very luscious, creamy taste and texture.

And these two flavors are blended with a lovely Oolong that enhances both the creaminess of the vanilla and the floral notes of the lavender.  These three ingredients play so well together, working in a synergistic way to bring out the best in each.  This is something that I could drink again and again.  I found it very soothing and comforting to sip on this rainy day!

Organic Grey Rabbit from The Rabbit Hole

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  The Rabbit Hole

Product Description:

Delicate and fragrant this beautiful Earl Grey tea with a Rabbit Hole twist will have you bouncing around in no time.

Great little black that can also handle a splash of milk and some sweetening.

Taster’s Review:

Ah, Earl Grey… it seems like it’s been so long since I’ve had a cup, when in reality it probably has only been a couple of days.  But for me, Earl Grey is one of those teas that I always look forward to, and when I’ve gone more than a day or two without drinking Earl Grey, I find myself missing it and mentally chastising myself for forgetting about my dear Mr. Grey.

The aroma is exactly what I expect when I open a package of Earl Grey.  There really is no scent that is quite like bergamot, and the bergamot fragrance here is so very vibrant (or ZESTY as this tea can be found under the Zesty category on The Rabbit Hole website).

I am really enjoying this cup of Grey Rabbit.  While this tea has a very strong scent, flavor wise this is a softer, gentler kind of Earl Grey.  That is to say, it isn’t “in-your-face” with the bergamot flavor.  It is very delicate and has a very smooth, subtle approach.

The black tea is a delicious, robust black tea that provides a solid background flavor.  It is somewhat astringent, and there is a slight bitter note to it – just a hint of bitterness – and it compliments the tangy flavor of the bergamot quite nicely.

The bergamot is so wonderful in this particular tea.  I generally do prefer my bergamot to be much stronger, but somehow, this lighter touch of bergamot is absolutely perfect.  It is tangy, slightly sweet, and distinctive even in its subtlety.

As an Earl enthusiast, I can appreciate the softer tones this tea has to offer, and I enjoy that it is different from an ordinary Earl Grey.  I think that those who have found Earl Grey to be a bit too overwhelming in the past will really find this Grey Rabbit quite appealing as well.  This is an excellent Earl Grey.