My favorite youngest niece works at Teavana, Starbucks’ tea takeover company. I love her to death, and her enthusiasm for her job, but the curmudgeon in me thinks they’ve conned her into selling potpourri and calling it tea.
My “Lavender Dreams” comes with specific instructions: Use 1.5 to 2 tsp., water heated to 175F (NOT boiling) seeped for 2 min.
It’s so much more complicated than a cup of black tea with milk. However, her gusto for tea brings me back to my job in the early 90s working at the first espresso / fancy coffeeshop in Duluth, Lakeview Coffee. I was so excited about being a Barista and going to “Coffee College” in the cities. And I was faced with many (much like me now) who just wanted an uncomplicated cup of black coffee.
SO with a little honey, I drank my lavender potpourri. BUT also made a sachet out of an old, clean worn sock with the used “tea leaves” ( um, their flowers) because it probably will make for a relaxing bath.