Type: Green and black tea blend
Listed Ingredients: Black tea, green tea, vanilla pods
My Hunch: Grenadine, possibly bergamot
Temperature: 200 degrees Farenheit (slightly below boiling)
Infusion: 3 minutes
Traditionally, Monk's tea is a recipe that marries black tea with vanilla and grenadine. Just like an "Earl Grey" (black tea + bergamot), Monk's tea can have variations from the base recipe. Although Le Palais des Thés' recipe is secret, I see some flowers in the dry leaves and am guessing they are calendula. I also taste some bergamot, but it is not listed as an ingredient.
This particular blend mixes black tea together with green tea for a unique tea base. The other flavors are extremely well balanced and make a beautiful cup of a twist on Monk's tea. The taste is a little floral, with a hint of sharp citrus, and a slight sweetness.