This tea smells very strongly of lavender in the package! I was afraid it would be overpowering and to be transparent my first couple sips were a little soapy tasting, but afterwards I was really pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted! I would not say the lavender is subtle, but I still get the earl grey/bergamot flavours coming through! I added milk and sugar. Really nice!
Versailles Lavender Earl Grey
Earl Grey is world renowned as a classic English tea - probably as famous as the Tower Bridge or Big Ben. If you are fan of Earl Grey this tea has a taste that stands out above with the premium bergamot flavor - the signature taste of Earl Grey. This is a tea that would complement a royal meal or any another aristocratic occasion for that matter! One has to assume that Charles Grey himself (1764-1845) would have strongly approved of this delicacy.
We thought we'd do our part for French statesmanship by blending our fresh lavender with a British favorite, Earl Grey. We think that you'll find the results to be as sumptuous as the vast halls of Versailles. When brewed, this tea has a delicate floral bouquet that compliments the citrus character of Earl Grey's bergamot beautifully. Truly an exceptional tea. A votre santé!
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).