Are there any lavender lovers reading today? If you're like me, I can just read the word "lavender" and I'm instantly smelling the fragrance and seeing the pretty little lavender blossoms. That's why this new Pure Indulgence Lavender Tea from Palais des Thés especially appealed to me. It's a blend of oolong tea and lavender flowers, and the result is a rich, almost creamy tasting tea that I thoroughly enjoyed.
The company recently sent samples of two of their new Pure Indulgence teas, and of course I'm always happy to try just about any new tea. When I saw the label, it dawned on me that Lord willing, I may actually get to visit Palais des Thés in person when I'm in France next month! My husband wants to go to Normandy while we're there, but we'll have at least a bit of time in Paris, where I have learned there are quite a few Palais des Thés shops. (Is there something wrong with me that I'd rather buzz by a tea shop in Paris than the Eiffel Tower?)
At any rate, I sure am enjoying these new blends from Palais des Thés. This Pure Indulgence Cinnamon tea was a real taste treat as well. When I opened the packet, the scent reminded me of Harney's Hot Cinnamon Tea, yet the steeped tea was a very different taste. It was as if they had merged the best of a fine cinnamon tea with an earthy, smoky black tea. Only after I sipped it did I go read the press release they sent, and this is a blend of "Chinese Pu Erh with natural cinnamon essence." Amazing! The result was a very sophisticated cinnamon tea, one I would drink regularly instead of saving it for the fall as I do with most cinnamon teas. This new line includes other flavors as well, and you can learn more about these great new Palais des Thés teas by going here.