Lavender Dreams ~ TeaVana

So one tea that I have been drinking for years and will continue to buy is Lavender Dreams from Teavana.  It’s a mixed white tea, somewhat herbal and exotic, and no, I generally don’t go in for that. The reason is simple: it’s the only non-medication I’ve found that will abort my migraines.  I’m not sure if it works as a preventative, and like caffeine, if you take it when you don’t have one, it may help to instigate a headache.  Strangely enough, it’s not really billed or marketed as a migraine-buster, but i somehow learned about this property shortly after they opened a store here in Ann Arbor. It seems to be a good seller so hopefully it won’t be going away in the near future, but you never know. Oftentimes it’s not up to the retailer–a grower may have a bad season, ingredients may be unavailable at this or that production cycle,etc. Fortunately that hasn’t happened to me with this particular tea yet.

I’ve tried to replicate it based on the ingredients and I can’t. There are only a few ingredients listed on the website for this tea, but in actuality there are many more and although i was able to get a list off the can at one point, I won’t reproduce it here for the sake of trade secrets.  It’s enough that I can’t duplicate it. I’ve bought and combined the main ingredients (rose buds, lavender, verbena and white tea) in various ratios, but it justn’t work. My best guess it’s one of these more exotic ingredients like candied violet that I can’t get my hands on.

It has the loveliest floral bouquet, and is far more drinkable than many herbals thanks to the verbena and white tea. I don’t know if I would have connected it to dreams exactly. Maybe dreams of a spring meadow or my mother’s flower garden in the morning, but those are both beyondcliche for marketing purposes.  It’s not really sweet, but it givesthe impression of being sweet, which is actually nicer. Also, it’s one ofTeavana’s only combination teas I think is actually worth the cost.


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