Sometimes it's the details of outward appearance that strike us first, no matter how much we try to judge based on depth. One such case is with lavender, whose insistent color is most at home set against the white walls of a Mediterranean garden, with brambles of hot weeds around its base, reaching up to lovely heights, naturally scented. A blossom that conjures up more delicate aromatics, lavender actually plays out an ever so mildly pungent role as a tea. This herbal tisane is a longstanding medicinal aid, and its flavor does retain a certain aspect of what is considered a “healthy” collection. Unfilly, unassuming, and altogether satisfying: lavender is for everyday relaxation. No fireworks or overwhelming risks in the profile here: just an herbal tea that has a gentle, positive affect on a few of your body's basic tasks.
Lavender has long figured into lore, associated with love, sleep, and calmness. From its Mediterranean roots, the plant has traveled to now being one of the most widely-grown tisanal hebs; found in brews ranging from Japan to the U.S. This simple loose tea can be steeped in just a few minutes, releasing its mild floral textures and just a hint of pungency: bringing together a full herbal experience. Blended with other teas, like Earl Grey or Sench and other green teas, it brings forth a delicate floral notes that tame. Experiment today with this versatile herb. Clean mix. no stems. Organic.
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.