|"Maybe I just couldn't get this right? I very rarely make a bitter or burned tea. Further, possibly because it was bitter, the vanilla did not taste good to me."|
Whenever I receive a sample, I like to look at the leaves and other ingredients and take a couple nice breaths of the aroma. To me, that is part of the process of enjoying tea (similar to drinking wine I suppose). This one looked a little strange to me--darker than most green teas I've encountered. There were some decent sized leaves, but also a fair amount of shake as well. The sample did have a nice vanilla aroma that stimulated my taste buds and made me anxious to taste it.
Fortunately, my sample packet was big enough to get three servings out of it because I needed all three attempts to try to get a cup that didn't taste bitter--there were no brewing instructions on the sample.
1st attempt: water beginning to have bubbles coming to the top and steeped for 2 minutes. Result: Very bitter.
2nd attempt: bottom of pot starting to be covered in bubbles and steeped for just under 2 minutes. Result: Very bitter.
3rd attempt: bubbles just starting to form on bottom of pot and steeped for just over 1 minutes. Result: Very bitter.
Maybe I just couldn't get this right? I very rarely make a bitter or burned tea. Further, possibly because it was bitter, the vanilla did not taste good to me. Kinda artificial tasting--not a yummy one.
Teajo describes this as:
Real vanilla beans and green tea combine to create a very unique, smooth and creamy blend of flavors. If you enjoy green tea and prefer a richer taste, this is your tea!
For me, this was bitter and I found no creamy vanilla taste. Further, it is a tad on the pricey side. Sorry, but I cannot recommend this.
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