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!
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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