Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well, I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time I’m going to be reviewing The Flower Pot Tea Companies – Lavender Lush Blooming white tea. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to review a blooming tea and I’m very happy I’ve been given the chance to work alongside the Flower Pot Tea Company and review some of the amazing blooms that they have to offer. Not long do all of the blooming teas that they have to offer sound amazing all of their imagery and packaging is also incredibly aesthetically pleasing which is always a bonus.
Here’s what The Flower Pot Tea Company have to say about this blooming tea on their website: ‘’Lavender’s relaxing and purifying qualities have been revered since ancient times. Our Lush Lavender Tea relieves tension and anxiety with soothing aromas to cleanse the mind and the well-rounded earthiness of refreshing white tea. Rejuvenate yourself with a cup of this tea, and breathe in a little aromatherapy….’’
Ingredients: jasmine flowers, marigold flowers, gomphrena flowers, white tea, natural flavours.
I didn’t get much in the dry aroma of this tea but I find that is always the case with blooming teas they are never really have any stand out notes while dry. This one has a ever so slight floral and sweet white tea note but not much else. I wouldn’t pick out any lavender like notes at all which was a little bit disappointing as you would expect that to come through with the tea having the name Lavender Lush.
I did 1 steep with this particular bloom in my T2 Tea Jug-A-Lot (1.2L) | I know I could have done multiple steeps with this bloom and had I have used a normal sized Teapot I probably would have done but considering I was using just one bloom to make 1.2L I knew the bloom probably wouldn’t last another full steep.
Tea Tasting Notes
I will admit that I was a little bit nervous when it came to trying this tea because I’m not a huge fan of lavender and most blends I’ve had with it in I really haven’t enjoyed. But with the lavender not coming through at all in the aroma my worries were eased a little bit. While i’m not a huge fan of lavender in tea blends I love what tea and the fact that this blooming tea has a white tea base made me very happy. I don’t drink enough white teas because some cn set off my heartburn and put me in a lot of pain so while I enjoy them I have to have them in moderation. This is one of the first white teas I’ve had in awhile. I brewed it up as suggested on the packaging (Boiling Water for 5 mins) normally i wouldn’t dream of steeping white tea with boiling water and normally I steep my white teas for 2-3 mins. But I wanted to follow the suggest time and temp on the packaging to see how it turned out and that way I could tell you all weather or not you should completely ignore the suggest time and temp and go with what is normally suggested for a white tea.
I definitely think that using a boiling water with this was far to much for the white tea it needs to be treated with a little more care and the boiling water I used completely ruined the delicate sweet and floral notes this particular white tea has. For best results, bring the water to a rolling boil and let it sit for up to one – two minutes, then pour the water over the leaves also 5 minutes is far to long this needs 3 minutes at most i had to use two blooms for this tasting session because I simply couldn’t drink the first one as the boiling water had completely ruined the white tea and gave it a bite and I wanted to brew it within my usual parameters and see if it was any better.It was much better the second time around and I recommend steeping this for 3 minutes at the most and definitely don’t use boiling water. With a lower temperature water used and a quicker steep time this tea was much better for me. The white tea used is sweet, floral and slightly earthy and the added floral notes from the flowers used pair perfectly with it. But it’s not an overwhelming floral it’s understated and definitely has a calming effect that really did help me relax. I will say I didn’t really get any lavender out of this tea at all and while I was thankful for that I know most people who buy this will buy it because they enjoy lavender and they are looking for that particular note to come through quite strong.
Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed this blooming tea and personally I didn’t want it to be strong but that’s because I don’t enjoy lavender so I have to look at it objectively and take into account other people opinion and think about how someone who may not be as knowledgeable about tea as I am would think of it. In the end I tried this blend hot and iced and I enjoyed it much more iced than I did hot so I would recommend steeping it as you normally would and serving it poured over ice.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4/5
If you want to find out more about the Flower Pot Tea Company and purchase some of their Lavender Lush blooming tea for yourself you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley