Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Cozy
About Tea Cozy:
At this one of a kind shop you will find fine quality loose-leaf teas by the ounce such as: rare white teas;exotic greens and oolongs; and flavorful black teas from all over the world. There are even a few herbal varieties. Or for those looking for their favorite brands, you’ll find: PG Tips, Barry’s Teas; Taylor’s of Harrogate; Mighty Leaf Tea; Harney & Sons.
Learn more about Tea Cozy here.
I received this tea as part of a gift package from a tea friend not long ago, (Don’t you just love friends who give the gift of tea?) and after perusing the Tea Cozy website, I have to say that she selected very well, as this is probably a tea I would have chosen for myself. I love Earl Grey, and I love lavender … what could be more perfect than a combination of the two?
This is a lovely Lavender Earl Grey. The black tea is a mild-tasting tea. It rests in the background, very unassuming, providing a very smooth base for the flavors of bergamot and lavender to express themselves. And express themselves, they do!
The bergamot has that characteristic tangy citrus-y flavor, although some of the usual sharpness that one might expect from bergamot has been softened somewhat by the presence of the lavender. The lavender offers a sweet, floral note that not only mellows the sharper tones of the bergamot, but also highlights some of its own floral notes, giving this cup an overall feminine quality.
I think that this tea is best served hot with little or no sweetener, as I find that the lavender has it’s own subtle sweetness that is quite nice. A very lovely afternoon tea, thank you, Patricia!