A few weeks ago…(ok last month) I was asked if I’d like to review a few teas from Revolution Tea. Who was I to say no? I had enjoyed the teas I sampled at last years World Tea East in Philadelphia so I was looking forward to this. I don’t think it took a week to get these teas.
I was NOT expecting all the tea you see above. Granted there are a few repeats in there because the fine folks at Revolution Tea thought I might like to try them hot and iced…very clever and nice of them!
So I sorted through the samples and went with their Earl Grey Lavender tea. I tried this out on my birthday last month…not to worry I took notes! However, I did not take many pictures. I’ll do better next time! I was a little nervous about the lavender at first as I’ve had many a jasmine tea and I never liked any of them…too floral.
But I gave this ago because I find I do enjoy Earl Grey teas. This tea came in the cutest little box:
Inside the box WAS a tea bag. Which I was told to feel free to cut open in order to prepare the tea to my liking. But I was at work that morning…so the tea bag was purrfect. This tea is made up of Ceylon, Oolong and Darjeeling estate tea leaves that are lightly flavored with Oil of Bergamot and combined with super blue lavender.
First sniff of the bagged tea revealed a very floral smell. This set me on edge a little with worry that I would in fact have another dud tea on my hands. But I carried on and prepped my tea according to the directions provided on the inside of the box (they really thought of everything thing with the packaging of this tea).
As to the taste of the tea? At first the lavender was everywhere! Which really did almost turn me off from finishing the cup. But I allowed it to cool a bit and found that allowed the flavors to settle with one another. My second sip revealed a very balanced cup of earl grey, lavender, and bergamot. In fact I found it very soothing and was sad to find I had accidentally trashed the bag after only one steep! I was certain I could have gotten a second steep out of it. I had a second sample box at home, but I was saving it for an iced tea.
That sample would be tasted a week later at home. The heat had once again kicked up a notch or ten and I was in need of a soothing iced cup of anything! This time I cut open the tea bag and cold brewed the tea overnight in one of my tea tumblers. I again took it to work with me to ease me into my day. This time the lavender flavor stole the show. BUT it wasn’t overpowering enough to put me off finishing the cup. Actually it was quite the opposite. I drank down the iced cup in minutes. But this time I had leaves left over to make a second hot cup.
I would suggest giving this one a try if you happen to be considering an order from Revolution Tea.
For $8.25 you can purchase 20 Pyramid bags from Revolution Tea. Many thanks to Sonia for the samples. Look for more reviews of the other samples to come soon!