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Thanks again for the samples, Octavia Tea! All delicious so far. This one is intriguing as I LOVE lavender and lemon combinations. Chock full of all sorts of lemon ingredients and a little bit of lavender, it’s no surprise that the lemon takes over in this one. All the elements of lemon are here – tart, sweet, refreshing, earthy. The taste is also like a lemon topping on a donut. I was worried that the “lemongrass” in the name would mean the lemongrass was the most distinct lemon flavor (and my least favorite lemon element) but that isn’t the case at all. It’s all sorts of lemon but lemongrass stays in the background. Sadly, so does the lavender. I would have loved a ton more lavender here to balance it out. I suppose I could acquire some lavender somehow and add more lavender? The lemon is fine anyway! However, this blend does include some splenda. It was very noticeable in the first steep but faded out in the second steep. Don’t miss the looonnnnggg second steep with this one! It was somehow even more lemon than the first cup. So some points off for including splenda and not enough lavender, but overall, I really like this no caffeine cup on hot summer nights. It can easily satisfy the craving for lemonade!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 12 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 2 minutes after boiling // 6 minute steep

Flavors: Lemon

AJRimmer

I love lavender blends, but I definitely always find myself wanting even more lavender!

Mastress Alita

I have a large bottle of dried lavender buds from the Farmer’s Market because of this exact problem. I always end up needing an extra pinch in my cup it seems!

tea-sipper

I should have some plain lavender around for this problem too.

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AJRimmer

I love lavender blends, but I definitely always find myself wanting even more lavender!

Mastress Alita

I have a large bottle of dried lavender buds from the Farmer’s Market because of this exact problem. I always end up needing an extra pinch in my cup it seems!

tea-sipper

I should have some plain lavender around for this problem too.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
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Mandala
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My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

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