Lavender Swirl

Tea type
Oolong White Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Creamy, Custard, Frosting, Lavender, Smoke, Sweet, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Lavender Swirl… where to begin? This was the second of four teas I ordered during DavidsTEA’s Black Friday/Holiday Sale. I really enjoy lavender in baked goods and drinks, so this piqued my...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks to Peach for this delicious tea! It reminds me of Teavana’s lavender creme. The lavender is definitely there, but it’s backed up by a strong dessert flavor. It’s so creamy and sweet. I...” Read full tasting note
    93
  • “I tried this tea because I was looking to try lavender buttercream and they did not have any in store, so they recommended this tea. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It has a nice and...” Read full tasting note
    86
  • “I’ve only brewed this with colder water so far, and it’s pretty sweet. Vanilla is very prominent, and it reminds me of frosting. It is a bit fake, but the smell is highly enjoyable. Drinking it...” Read full tasting note

From DAVIDsTEA

Craving a sophisticated springtime treat? Sink into this swirling whirlpool of white and oolong tea, relaxing lavender and rich crème anglaise flavour. Every sip is a perfect balance of sweet, creamy and floral. With a calming lavender aroma we can’t get enough of, this luscious blend is like a dreamy dessert vortex.

How it tastes:

Smooth, creamy, sweet and floral

What makes it great:

● With calming lavender and a rich crème anglaise flavour, this tea is a deliciously sophisticated treat.

● It’s made with two different tea bases: antioxidant-rich white tea and digestion-friendly oolong.

● Amazing hot or iced.

50 g of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.

Apple, pineapple (pineapple, sugar), white tea, oolong tea, blackberry leaves, lavender, artificial flavouring.

Certification: Kosher

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10 Tasting Notes

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4 tasting notes

Lavender Swirl… where to begin?

This was the second of four teas I ordered during DavidsTEA’s Black Friday/Holiday Sale. I really enjoy lavender in baked goods and drinks, so this piqued my interest as soon as I saw the name. Additionally, I was intrigued by the description of this tea being decadent, and having heavy vanilla notes. It was by far the most expensive of the teas I decided to try, but I just couldn’t resist.

As soon as I opened the pouch, the texture of this blend’s dry components intrigued me. There’s a nice balance between tea leaf (oolong and white) and spices/fruits at least in the mix I was sent. The scent of the dry blend is STRONGLY vanilla, almost like a fresh baked cupcake.

I ended up using more dry leaf in my Perfect Steeper than I typically do, opting for one and a half Perfect Spoons of tea. Much of that was so that I could ensure a well rounded cup containing all components of the blend. I also tend to brew white teas a touch stronger than others, thanks to their delicate flavor.

The resulting cup of tea was pleasantly amber in color, and the cupcake scent had carried over in the brewing. I could now smell the lavender too, mellowing out the bold vanilla. It added a gentle floral note I hadn’t known I was looking for.

But the taste…. oh my goddess the TASTE. This is by far the most indulgent and decadent tea I have ever had. It’s very sweet, but not in such a way that it overwhelms your palette. It reminds me of a cupcake still, but with a whipped frosting. Creamy and decadent without being overly artificial or cloying as buttercream might be. The lavender gives a soft earthiness or smokiness to the undertones of the cup, further supported by the oolong in the blend. Definitely complex, but utterly incredible.

One “portion” of tea leaves lasted me four full steepings with no degradation in flavor at all. This is a tea that makes a perfect nightcap on a frigid winter night, as a hot cuppa. I find it tremendously soothing, and something I crave in place of sodas or sugary desserts.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Flavors: Creamy, Custard, Frosting, Lavender, Smoke, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Shae

This sounds absolutely lovely!

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439 tasting notes

Thanks to Peach for this delicious tea! It reminds me of Teavana’s lavender creme. The lavender is definitely there, but it’s backed up by a strong dessert flavor. It’s so creamy and sweet. I wouldn’t mind having some more of this one!!

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I tried this tea because I was looking to try lavender buttercream and they did not have any in store, so they recommended this tea.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It has a nice and light sweet taste, smells amazing and taste very refreshing and natural. I add in natural because the sweetness taste like it comes from the apple or other ingredients rather than just straight sugar or artificial sugar.

I can easily drink two cups of this in a sitting without getting tired of the flavor or feeling overwhelmed by this. I am excited to try this as a latte after reading some of the other reviews and notes about it. I am not a huge latte drinker but I do enjoy them as a treat sometimes.

Flavors: Lavender, Sweet

AJRimmer

I love lavender teas, but I haven’t tried any from DavidsTEA because they never seem to go on sale! One day!

derk

Blackberry leaves might be the natural sweetness you’re experiencing.

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1124 tasting notes

I’ve only brewed this with colder water so far, and it’s pretty sweet. Vanilla is very prominent, and it reminds me of frosting. It is a bit fake, but the smell is highly enjoyable. Drinking it cold, it was tasty. This could be my BWB guilty pleasure dessert tea.

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4576 tasting notes

Maybe the vanilla cashew milk was a mistake, or maybe I just don’t like this as a latte – it’s seeming to amplify the flavour I don’t care for, unfortunately. I’m so on the fence about picking up more of this one…

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8750 tasting notes

Latte! Made with almond milk…

Perhaps ironically, I actually made this latte to wind down with during a bubble bath following an hour at the gym – I don’t know if lattes are a normal/accepted way to “treat yourself” after a workout (seems counterproductive) but I do know that I certainly felt like it hit the spot…

This is really creamy, and it lattes VERY well. Super thick and rich, with strong lavender notes and a delicious vanilla/creaminess that actually does kind of remind me of vanilla soft serve ice cream. Obviously this latte was kind of nutty too from the milk, but it fit together with the overall profile! It was an ideal tea to drink during a bubble bath; kind of one of those “peak level of indulgence” drinks…

I do, personally, prefer the new Lavender Buttercream that came out this week (more on that tea when I write the tasting note for it tomorrow) but it has a stronger vanilla flavour, but what I was really going for was the relaxation and spa element of the lavender and this hits the nail on the head a bit better with that goal in mind…

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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