I recently got in a massive Dessert By Deb order so I’ve been slowly sampling my way through it! This was actually the first thing I tried since it was a sweltering hot day when I got my tea mail in, and it sounded like it would be very bright and refreshing! Truthfully I’m actually a little bit surprised I liked it as much as I did.
Gunpowder is a pretty coarse and astringent green tea so I didn’t have high hopes for it as the base here, and though I do think other green teas would have been nicer it still tasted pretty good! The lemon is natural and bright, though I am highly skeptical that this isn’t flavoured because it doesn’t taste the way lemon pieces or lime pieces do when steeped out; it’s too lively/naturally sweet.
Most impressively, however, is the balance of lavender! We all know that Deb loves her lavender teas – often times to a detriment because the lavender can come off aggressively soapy/perfume-y or sometimes a little savory and brothy. This is a strong lavender but it doesn’t eclipse the other flavours in the blend and it’s neither like drinking perfume or stock. So, a win in my books!