Leaf Type: Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Kally Tea
Ahhhh… Lavender! It is thought to help with a multitude of symptoms. Here are just a few of the many health benefits believed to be aided by lavender; analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, relaxant, and nerve tonic. Even though the health benefits are many, just sitting down in a comfy chair and sipping this delightful brew is a genuine pleasure in itself.
Ingredients: Blue Lavender, Cornflowers, Blue Mallow Blossoms, Rose Petals, Lemon Grass with a hint of Lemon and Mango.
Learn more about this tea here.
I couldn’t help but chuckle a little when I read the above description. “Ahhhh… Lavender!” was exactly the words that I murmured when I first took a sip of this tisane! Sweet, beautiful, wonderful lavender!
Lavender is one of my very favorite culinary botanicals, but I find few companies who really know how to blend with it properly. It’s one of those herbs that if you use too little, it won’t be tasted … but if you use even a little too much, the flavor becomes soapy.
Fortunately, Kally Tea knew what they were doing with lavender when they set out to create this Evening Indigo tisane. Lavender is the strongest flavor, but it is nicely offset with lemongrass, rose petals, and the essence of mango and lemon. These additions allow the lavender to shine as the prominent flavor without allowing the lavender to taste like the perfume shop in the mall.
This tisane is citrus-y with hints of mango and rose, but mostly … this tisane showcases lavender at its very best!
The cup brews to a pretty lavender blue color, and the infusion smells amazing. (The dry leaf smells – and looks! – like potpourri! So lovely!) But even more amazing than the aroma or the appearance is just how delightful it tastes, and the calm it instills as I sip it.
I think I shall have sweet indigo dreams tonight, thanks to Kally Tea.
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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