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!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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