Black Lavender
Black Lavender
Black Lavender
Black Lavender
Black Lavender
Black Lavender
Black Lavender
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Black Lavender

BLACK TEA

24 reviews

A glorious bouquet of delicate French lavender paired with exquisite black Ceylon and lapsang souchong teas, fruity black currant and sweet vanilla. Handcrafted with great joie de vivre in the Smith atelier.

Tasting Notes:

Crème Brûlée, leather, sweet berry wine


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4.8 Based on 24 Reviews
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EH
10/01/2020
Erika H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Too Fruity

Lifelong loose-leaf tea drinker here. I’ve happily enjoyed black lavender teas from many sources. This is the most disappointing blend I’ve encountered. The berry/fruit element is overwhelming to me. The vanilla is also too prominent, making the lavender a distant third note. I don’t recommend this if you’re looking for a true lavender flavor along with the complexity of black tea.

CP
09/29/2020
Carol P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Black Lavender

So fragrant. So delicious. It is simply lovely!

CT
09/28/2020
Cheryl T.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Tea Drinker70

I really like the taste and the smell.

KH
09/28/2020
Kimberly H.
United States United States
Found a favorite

Absolutely amazing and just reordered 2 more boxes. So yes stock piling this one. I put a slight dash of heavy whipping cream in and it’s a total enjoyment. Or I just sip it freshly made with no cream And just the smell of the tea is intoxicating.

EN
09/27/2020
Evan N.
United States United States
Perfection

In reading the description, I wasn't sure if the black currant or lavender would be overpowering, but they're both so perfectly balanced with the full body of the black tea. Y'all have once again created an absolutely delightful blend of flavors that makes every sip a happy one.

Ingredients

Ceylon and Zheng Shan black teas, French lavender, red rose petals, black currant and vanilla natural flavor.

Blend Numerology

A tip of the old beret to our friends on Bastille Day.

Preparation

For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees) and steep five minutes, while letting your mind wander in fields of lavender.

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  • ceylon dimbula
  • french lavender
  • red rose petals
  • zheng shan

Ceylon Dimbula

Sri Lankan Black Tea

The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

French Lavender

Botanical from Provence

A fragrant evergreen shrub with beautiful purple flower spikes that bloom every summer. French Lavender has a more delicate aroma than its English counterpart and is often used in aromatherapy for its calming properties. Drive through the hillsides of Provence during July with a convertible and breathe in its beautiful scent.

Provence, France

A famous vacation destination, Provence is a beautiful coastal region in the south of France. It also happens to be where our founder Steve Smith was living when he had his “Ah-Ha” moment to start a tea company unlike any other in the world. That company would become Smith Teamaker.

Red Rose Petals

Indian Botanical

Less utilized in our blends than their pink counterparts, dried red rose petals are more pungent and perfumed.

Pakistan

Pakistan is located in South Asia and shares borders with Iran and Afghanistan to its west, China to its north and India to its east. Separated from India during The Partition in 1947, Pakistan has a diverse landscape and climate, with a fifth of its GDP coming from agriculture. Our red rose petals are harvested in early Spring, usually in March.

Zheng Shan

Chinese Black Tea

The original Lapsang, the most sought after smoked tea in all of China. Delicate and wiry black tea leaves are smoked with pine boughs for a complex and full yet smooth experience.

Zhejiang Province

Zhejiang Province is located in Eastern China, directly south of Shanghai and Jiangsu Province. These three areas made up a region known in earlier times as the "Land of Fish and Rice". Today, Zhejiang still holds up its end of the bargain as home to China's largest fishery and as one of the largest food producers, along with leading in tea production. The tea used in Zheng Shan is harvested in the spring and then smoked in the summer.