CUP CHARACTERISTICS:Mild with slight pungent and a distinctive floral perfume character.
INGREDIENTS: Lavender petals
GRADE(S):Grade A New Crop, Super Blue Petals
CAFFEINE LEVEL:None - Caffeine Free Herb
INFUSION: Tending light and yellowish
The lavender fields of Provence have been described, "In the solitude of the Lure Mountains, lavender grows everywhere. At harvest time the evenings are lavender-embalmed. When you have lived the lavender nights and these days you are forever attached to the spirit of this perfume". Lavender flowers are gathered when they first start to bloom and are dried on a cloth, as they tend to fall apart. Lavender is most often used for perfuming, but it is also an excellent plant for infusions and has an agreeable floral flavor.
HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).