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Taste-tea combinations: Teavana’s Lavender Dreams and Honeybush Vanilla

Lavender Dreams White Tea Photo/Teavana
Lavender Dreams White Tea
Photo/Teavana

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

Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea Photo/Teavana
Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea
Photo/Teavana

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.

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One thought on “Taste-tea combinations: Teavana’s Lavender Dreams and Honeybush Vanilla

  1. Has anyone else noticed that Teavana’s teas are not the same quality that that used to be and that several of the teas are starting to taste “artificial”. I used to purchase several teas from them including Snowy White Peaks (discontinued), Maharaja Chai (reformulated and much less spicy), Golden Monkey (quality control issues – some batches are wonderful and others are bitter and burnt tasting) and Earl Grey Crème (my favorite everyday tea, however the last batch I purchased had a strong artificial taste and gave me the cramps after drinking it!). I used to love shopping there, but after this past year of one disappointing purchase after another I’m giving up on them. 😦

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