Monday, April 1, 2013

Tea Review: Versailles Lavender Earl Grey (Metropolitan Tea Company)

Versailles Lavender Earl Grey
Metropolitan Tea Company
Type:  Flavored Black
Origin:  Sri Lanka, Dimbula/France, Provence
Product Description:  French #1 super blue lavender transports a floral harvest in Provence to a simply intoxicating Earl Grey, creating a delightful synergy of two cultures.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of lavender and bergamot.

The infusion is dark coppery red with an aroma of lavender and bergamot.  The flavor is herbal, lightly citrus, and moderately astringent with a long, flowery finish.

The blue lavender petals interspersed with the black tea leaves are quite striking.  The flavor and aroma of the lavender seemed to take over and the bergamot notes seemed to be fade and disappear by the second steeping.  This is a fine tea for lovers of lavender and perhaps for someone who prefers a lighter bergamot experience.




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