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