Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: This tea is available on Amazon
Tradition Lavender Green Tea is made from select natural lavender flowers, combined green tea leaves.
I thought long and hard on whether or not I was actually going to post my review of this Lavender Green Tea from Tradition. I wasn’t sure if I could conjure up enough words to describe this tea given the fact that I really wasn’t all that happy with the tea.
But here goes . . .
The fragrance of the tea – both in its dry and brewed form – is very light. I found this somewhat surprising and a little disconcerting given the fact that this is supposed to be a lavender scented tea. I wanted to smell the lavender, but I really didn’t smell much lavender at all.
The tea brews up very light in color … and very light in flavor too. The barely there aroma of the lavender translates into the brewed tea – that is to say that it’s barely there.
I don’t taste much from the green tea either, to be quite honest. On the good side, this isn’t a bitter, grassy green tea which can sometimes be the case of a bagged green tea. Then again, there is so little “green tea” taste here that it makes me question whether or not there’s any green tea in it at all. I don’t taste grassy. I don’t taste vegetative. I do taste a hint of buttery taste that I do sometimes taste in green teas. And I do like that light, little bit of butter taste to this.
But, I taste next to no lavender. On the plus side, at least the lavender isn’t overdone. It doesn’t taste soapy, perfume-ish or chemical-y. There is a very, very delicate whisper of lavender, and I notice that only if I’m really focused on the sip.
Overall, this is just … boring. A very boring and lackluster tea. Not something I’d recommend to anyone. I wouldn’t even recommend to use it as potpourri because the aroma is too slight to enjoy.
Hey … on the plus side … I guess I was able to come up with enough words for a review!