This is the first tea that has made me want to eat cookies. I was saying to myself – num, num, num. In fact, I think it would be a good addition to my shortbread recipe. Maybe 2T ground would do it.
The first three steeps are harmonious and fragrant. The mouthfeel is light but still present and grounding. Lavender, vanilla and oolong all play beautifully.
I did find that by the fourth steep, the vanilla overwhelmed its spot reminding me of creeping phlox (unwelcome in my garden) and maybe some honey would have cut it back down to size. I’ll probable just keep it to three steeps and stay delighted.