Earl Grey Lavender

76
Percentile
4 ratings
Picture of Earl Grey Lavender
Brand:Revolution Tea
Style:Miscellaneous Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Earl Grey Lavender

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 7, 2018

Commercial Description

...Ceylon, Oolong and Darjeeling estate tea leaves are lightly flavored with Oil of Bergamot and combined with super blue lavender to create a wonderful, sweet tea...

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Here's the first tea I've tried from a Revolution variety pack, and it was a pleasant surprise! The ingredients list looked promising, with a blend of Ceylon, Darjeeling and "Foromosa" (presumably Formosa, misspelled) oolong, French lavender flowers, and bergamot oil.

It was impossible not to compare this to another Earl Grey I recently rated (a wonderful Earl Grey Creme by Teavana), likewise containing big tea leaf pieces and about 12–15 lavender buds in a pyramid sachet. With that freshly in mind, and still in my pantry, I figured this had to be a letdown by comparison. While not quite up to the championship level of Teavana's offering, this one holds its own as more purely floral and fruity, without the vanilla-cream element—less complex, but very nearly as delicious.

The dry-bag scent was solidly lavender-dominant, almost devoid of bergamot, with just a little hint of base tea. This had me concerned. Fortunately, in cup, the scent became tea-dominant, with an evenhanded bergamot-lavender balance standing together, just a little in the background. The flavor was much the same, and that's a good thing. Lavender only pushed back to the forefront (and not too hard) in the aftertaste and wet-bag aroma (well worth breathing through). Curiously, about the only place the bergamot held its own was in the mouth, with taste itself...but that's what matters most.

If lavender (or any other floral, for that matter) overpowers the tea flavor, to me it becomes an exercise akin to finding grandma's flower garden, stooping down, and goat-grazing it. No thanks. Instead: the lavender stopped short of being overbearing and contributed to a pleasant, sweet, smooth beverage with robust taste. Fortunately they use a reasonably strong base-tea blend. Well-done, Revolution Tea!

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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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This tea was heavenly. It is definitely a nice bedtime tea. As usual with revolution teas, it is a bit pricey, since it is more like a loose leaf tea in a tea bag (no cheap tea bags filled with tea ground to "dirt" or "dust").
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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The aroma is loaded with delicate lavender and sharp bergamot, with compliments of mellow muscatel and a hint of malt. This is not like most Earl's, it is more smooth and gentle.

The taste is at first incredibly smooth and fades to a crisp briskness. The base tea blend mixes muscatel and malt flavors with a very slight astringency. The bergamot and lavender are both mild, accents that do not overpower, quite balanced


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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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don't know value, got for free....smell is very aromatic and lavender.....taste doesn't carry this though...good medium strong black tea with quite a good flavor..very nice!
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