Thursday, March 22, 2012

Teavana's Citrus Lavender Sage Herbal Tea

Oh, the power of suggestion! Merely reading an e-mail about Teavana's new Citrus Lavender Sage herbal tea set me to thinking about trying this new infusion.

To be honest, I don't drink too many herbal teas simply because I've grown to enjoy good blacks, greens and oolongs so well. A new dessert-flavored tea may turn my head, but herbals? Not so much. Still, I was in Atlanta and had Teavana on my mind, so I stopped by the store and innocently asked to sniff the Citrus Lavender Sage. And I must say, it had me at hello! Ohhhhhhh ... if you're ever-ever-ever inclined to try a new herbal blend, or maybe you need something caffeine-free for bedtime, THIS is one you must try.

I was totally in love with the fragrance before I ever had a sip, but I quickly got home and steeped this for the full 5-6 minutes suggested. Here's how Teavana describes it: "An herbal blend fit for royalty, this sublime bouquet of fruit and floral is a healthy pick me up for any time of the day. Citrusy orange, sweet pineapple and red delicious apples complement and soften to a smooth perfection with luscious lavender, sage and 'superfruit' sea buckthorn." And how do I describe it?

Heavenly! It's such a refreshingly citrusy drink, and when I tried it iced I found myself wishing I'd bought more of it. I'm not sure whether it's the fragrance or the taste of this fantastic blend I like best, but the combination is a winner in my book!

14 comments:

Martha said...

I'm with you, I like TEA not infusions -- so herbals have never been favorites for me -- but I might have to try to find some of this!

Kiffer said...

Very interesting blend. Sage how different.

Rosemary said...

Looks tasty, particularly in that beatiful cup!

Joy said...

Sounds so delicious, I expect I would love it so I'll be on the lookout for some. Thanks for the review!

Steph said...

Look at all those chunky fruit pieces!

Jenny said...

This does sound delicious iced! I like black teas mostly for hot tea but I love iced herbal teas.

Can you give any advice on how you brew your iced teas? I make delicious sweet tea but I haven't found a system that works well for herbals.

Ruthie Miller said...

How about that teacup? That sure is a pretty one.
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Ruthie Miller said...

How about that teacup? That sure is a pretty one.
Come over and visit Lady B and me:
http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/

parTea lady said...

That does sound like a lovely bedtime tea. What a pretty cup and saucer too.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Thank you for the heads up on a tea I most likely would have never tried.

And of course your lovely chintz teacup is heavenly. You always do things with such grace and style!

Marilyn said...

You do tempt me. That last picture with the very pretty cup is extra special.

Stephanie J said...

I bought this tea about a month ago and have been enjoying it just as much as you! If I coudl bottle and sell the frangrance...! Tho I never considered trying it iced. I might just have to look into it!

Ginger said...

Sounds like an interesting tea. With sage I always think of sausage or Thanksgiving.

Herbal Tea said...

That does sound like a lovely bedtime tea. What a pretty cup and saucer too.
Thank you for post..