Lavender Ceylon from Empire Tea Services

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Empire Tea Services

Product Description:

An unsurpassed floral tribute to Ceylon tea. Blended with Lavender flowers.

Taster’s Review:

This has to be one of the most remarkable Lavender teas I’ve ever encountered – certainly the best Lavender black tea I’ve yet to taste.

From the moment that I opened the pouch, I was amazed at just how fragrant the tea is.  It smells like pure lavender.  So beautiful!  It doesn’t smell like lavender oil.  It doesn’t smell like artificial lavender essence.  It smells like the fresh flower, as if I were standing in a field of lavender in bloom.  As the tea brews, my whole kitchen is filled with the scent of lavender!  If you want a fresh-smelling kitchen – this stuff works better than potpourri or candles!

The flavor is superb!  If you like the flavor of lavender – this tea should be put on your “must try” list immediately!  The lavender flavor is intense and so true – but at the same time, it doesn’t taste like I’ve just taken a swig from a bottle of lavender body wash.  It doesn’t taste perfume-y or soapy.  It tastes sweet and floral.

The black tea is not lost here either.  It does stand back to allow the lavender flavors to express themselves fully, while not standing so far away that it can’t be noticed.  This is one of the very best floral flavored black teas I’ve ever encountered.  It allows for a perfect representation of the flower while still keeping the flavors of the black tea in focus.

This is great hot or cold – perfect for a garden tea party!

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