In a new series on Life’s a Cup of Tea, I’m going to experiment with mixing different teas to create something new. I’ll share my blend findings here (both good and not so great), and rate it from 1 to 10, based on taste and aroma.
Tonight, I was going to make some Lavender Dreams by Teavana, but when I realized I was running pretty low (sad day) I decided to throw in some of their Honeybush vanilla herbal tea — and I am happy I did. The result was a beautiful blend — the lavender white tea meshes so well with the honey vanilla taste of the herbal, making for a super relaxing beverage that tastes downright heavenly.
I took about a teaspoon of each, which was a good amount to balance each out, steeping in a
cup of boiling water for 3 minutes (Honey Vanilla is 5 minutes, but Lavender recommends 2, so I met them in the middle and 3 minutes worked out perfectly). At first sip, you get a hint of lavender. Then the honey compliments it and the lavender lingers. The blend’s aroma is almost something I’ve never smelled before. While I’ve had lavender chamomile tea and smelled lavender vanilla products, this tea’s scent somehow meshed to become one unique aroma.
Overall, I give this blend a 10/10, and would recommend it to anyone looking to jazz up their relaxation time.
Do you blend teas? Comment below with your favorite tea combination.