Review: Teajo Vanilla Bean Green

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Not Great"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."
Laura’s Teaview: 3/10
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teajovanillagreen.jpgLet me start by saying that flavored green teas are either a love it or hate it relationship with me. I was pretty sure that would be the case with Teajo's Vanilla Bean Green--either I would be ready to place an order by the end of the cup or I would consider dumping it at some point.

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.

— To purchase Teajo Vanilla Bean Green, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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