An Original Blend for our 12 Teas of Christmas box for 2020!
Our Third new tea for the 2020 Holiday box - this tea brings together a few of my favorite things: Vanilla Tea, Earl Grey Tea & Lavender in tea. Inspired by a coffee shop type of drink, it starts with a blend of black teas (Assam, Ceylon, Yunnan & Vietnamese) & is combined with cold-pressed bergamot, vanilla bean, lavender buds & marshmallow root.
A lovely tea that is organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen free!
Taster pouch is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: black teas, cold-pressed bergamot oil, lavender, marshmallow root, vanilla bean & natural flavors
As many of you are aware, I have a special fondness for Earl Grey-ish type of blends. I love me some bergamot! This tea combines the amazing that is bergamot with sweet, creamy notes of vanilla & a kiss of lavender. I enjoy this served straight as well as in latte form & it's even quite nice iced! It's one of those that tastes fantastic without any sweetener at all - although if you want to bring the vanilla notes forward a bit more, a teensy bit of sugar will do that for you.
to brew: I know I say this a lot, but you really want to make sure that the blend is well-incorporated before you start to measure, so give the pouch a gentle shake before you open it. the lavender may settle, and the vanilla bean will definitely settle - so shake it! use 3g of leaf to 12 ounces of near boiling (205°F) & steep for 3 minutes. strain & allow to cool for 10 minutes.
I know the near boiling temp is something that I usually offer as my go-to instructions for black teas, here, I find it important to state it emphatically - I find that lavender comes off a bit harsher when the water is boiling versus near boiling. (I find this to be true with most herbs.) I know it doesn't seem like 6°F shouldn't make that much of a difference, but it does! Enjoy!