drank Lavender Zen by DAVIDsTEA
170 tasting notes

The first time I drank this tea, I oversteeped it and found the lavender taste to be really overwhelming, to the point where it wasn’t nice (though I generally like lavender). So this time around, I steeped it just the right amount of time (thank you, Breville!), and the result is a lot more satisfying. Actually, there’s two distinct movements to drinking that tea for me: first, when I take a sip, the blend of lavender and green tea is mellow, smoothing, definitely well harmonized – a true pleasure that tastes really different from the more standard teas. Then, the aftertaste comes, in which the lavender taste isn’t delicate anymore, but just all over the place, and leaves this not-too-pleasant taste in my throat. The upside is that facing this not-too-pleasant taste, I quickly reach for my cup to take another sip and enjoy the awesome taste I get at the start.

So all in all, it’s really hard to give a rating to the tea. I’d give 94 for the first taste, and 35 for the aftertaste. I guess I’ll go with something in between (closer to the 90s than 30s though because really, it does taste really good as you take a sip).

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