I picked up this Lavender Dream Tea Bud at Breckenridge Spice Merchants the last time I was in Breckenridge, Colorado. The label reads, "Relaxing and fragrant lavender complements tangy hibiscus, enveloped by white tea." At $3.49, it was a tad pricy, although not bad if you really can infuse it up to 3 times, as suggested. Unfortunately I found a second brew too weak to drink, and therefore definitely did not attempt a third. But the first brew, well, it was a beautiful thing. It's always wonderful to watch a bud unfurl in your tea cup. I truly love that. Of course, I forgot that I would then need to strain the tea out, but that minor issue aside, once I had a nice strained cup of tea in front of me, I was in heaven. It really is a "dream" of a tea to drink. Velvety smooth with no need of sweetener or creamer, a light white tea with a lovely lavender flavor that was neither subtle nor overpowering. There really is something about lavender that takes the edge off. Paired with some mini pumpkin macarons, I would place this tea experience on my list of top 10 favorite tea times at home.
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