Maybe it is the books I am reading (everyone is drinking tea and wine in them) or the fact that I purchased this for my husband – his insesent whinning about how I have all this tea and I am not sharing made me purchase some of this Earl Grey; man! men can be such babies when they are left out! LOL

When I popped open the tin, I nearly decided to not give this tea a chance, so overwhelming was the scent of lavendar that I was worried this tea would taste soapy. Lavendar is always a scary scent in foods and teas, too much heat makes it soapy and yet too little heat will not always steep the tea correctly.

This tea steeped fast, and turned a dark burnt caramel or chocolate colour.

I noted a lot of malty floral scents, but no lavendar… strange.

It tastes REALLY bitter, which makes me a little sad, because I don’t have any cream and I find sugar and honey ruin the taste. … Maybe if I had some agave, it would help?

We’ll see what happens as it cools some more.

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I love to read and what goes better with reading than a hot cup of tea on rainy winter nights and an ice-cold tea on a hot summers day?

I used to drink copious amounts of coffee but that was just a joke, because I never drank enough water to flush out that one cup of coffee (32oz of water to 8oz of coffee?!?) and the variety in tea gives me what I need – it is not often I will drink the same thing twice.

Tea is defiantly more gentle on the waistline… Espcially since when I crave apple pie I can reach for a cup of “Mom’s Apple pie” or if I want caramel corn for my movie night, I just have to brew a cup of “Movie Night”…

I definitely have a preference for Oolongs, flavoured Blacks and a select number of flavoured Rooibos.

I love you tea, this can only get better as the extra weight continues to tapper off!

Oh, did I mention I am a reader, a childcare worker, a teacher, a friend, a sister and so many other things in a day?


Victoria, B.C.



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