Ugh, I’m in such a tea funk lately. I don’t really want to force myself to drink it, but I also don’t want to stop drinking it completely and lose interest, and I’ve been doing so well with sipdowns that it seems a shame to stop now…
Anyway. Trying this as my first tea of the day. It was a free sample that Deb included in my last order, and something I wouldn’t have chosen for myself because of the lavender. So it’s probably a good thing that I let her choose my samples this time around, heh, to try new things outside my comfort zone.
But actually, the lavender here is very mild. At the same time, this is a bit odd-tasting to me. I think it’s because the black base is quite musty and hay-like? The bergamot and lemon are well-balanced though, and I like the slight herbal quality of the lemongrass, and the very slight floral additions.
I’m not sure it’s something I would order though, because of the weird base… Maybe it’s the combination with the lemongrass that makes it taste so musty to me? I don’t recall this being a thing with her other black teas… (shrugs) I really like the blend otherwise.
Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Hay, Herbaceous, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Musty, Smooth, Wood