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!