This tea is a unique blend of green tea, lavender and peppermint herbs, particularly because lavender is actually the main aroma and flavor of the tea. In most cases, peppermint tends to dominate a blend; in this tea, the peppermint actually enhances the flavor of the lavender, while lingering only in the background as a subtle hint and aftertaste. If ever there was a good bedtime green tea, this blend would be it. (Though green teas before bed are only recommended for those who have cultivated an immunity to caffeine!)
The original name for lavender was nardus in Ancient Greek, and it appears in the Bible in the Song of Solomon as
nard. In Roman times, lavender flowers were sold for 100 denarii per pound, the rough equivalent of a month's wages for a farm laborer or fifty haircuts from a barber. It reached its modern name by way of the Latin word lavanda, meaning 'things to be washed,' because it was a common herb used in Roman baths.
Bring filtered or spring water to 180°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.
Organic Chinese Green Tea, Organic French Lavender, and Organic Peppermint,
Blended In Albuquerque by NM Tea Co.