2 Kg Versailles Lavender Earl Grey Flavoured Black Tea

2 Kg Versailles Lavender Earl Grey Flavoured Black Tea

Metropolitan Tea Company

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French #1 super blue lavender transports a floral harvest of Provence to an intoxicating Earl Grey.

Luxury Ingredients: Black tea,  Lavender + Cornflower petals,                                   Natural  flavours(organic compliant).                                            

Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada

Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka / France / Albania                                

Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Provence / Tirana            

Antioxidant Level: High  

Caffeine Content: Medium 

Versailles. The very mention of the famous chateau built by the  King of France Louis XIV conjures up images of unbelievable opulence.  Early in his reign Louis XIV moved his royal court from Paris to the  countryside and began construction of the chateau. Work on the structure  began in 1664 and continued almost until his death in 1715. And why did  it take so long you may ask? Well, Versailles is big - very big! The  chateau has more than 2,000 windows, 700 rooms filled with thousands of  paintings, tapestries, sculptures, and pieces of furniture, 1250  fireplaces, 67 staircases and is surrounded by more than 1,800 acres of  parkland. Did we mention it was big?

Louis XIV's life in the  palace was extremely regimented. Nothing was left to chance since as  King, he was considered second only to God, and deserved only the best.  Subsequently, at Versailles, there were rules for everything. (This is  where our inspiration for this tea blend comes in.) Louis XIV was always  known for his fondness for fresh lavender from the French countryside.  He was so fond of it that he demanded to be bathed in lavender scented  water every morning. In 1658, he even issued a royal decree ruling  exactly how lavender was to be used to scent soap, the "Edit du Roi Pour  le Manufactures du Savon" - the man seriously loved his Lavender. So,  when it came time to blend a tea in honor of this ancient royal, it only  seemed fitting that we blend it with the King's favorite flower.

Aside  from being a lover of lavender, Louis XIV was also revered at the time  as quite a statesman. So, since it is no secret that over the years  there has been no love lost between the French and the English, we  thought we'd do our part for French statesmanship by blending our fresh  lavender with a British favorite, Earl Grey. We think that you'll find  the results to be as sumptuous as the vast halls of Versailles. When  brewed, this tea has a delicate floral bouquet that compliments the  citrus character of Earl Grey's bergamot beautifully. Truly an  exceptional tea. A votre santé!

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