Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"An instantly appealing tea: the tea is naturally sweet and rich in vanilla flavor, although it is the the nuttiness from the coconut and almonds that really elevates this tea to a level above other vanilla teas."|
I love a good vanilla tea, and The Persimmon Tree Tea's take on this classic flavored tea does not disappoint. Before even sipping this tea, I suspected that I would be in for a treat because the tea has large fluffy leaves as well as ample pieces of large almond slivers. The product website reveals that this tea contains more than just black tea and vanilla (as its name would imply): organic black tea, vanilla bean, green tea, coconut, and almonds are all included in this tea. The dry blend has a warm and soothing aroma that made me know instantly that I would love this tea. I brewed the tea using one teaspoon of leaves per cup of water. I steeped the leaves in boiling water for three minutes. What results is an instantly appealing tea: the tea is naturally sweet and rich in vanilla flavor. While the vanilla is the star ingredient in this blend, it is, in my opinion, the nuttiness from the coconut and almonds that really elevates this tea to a level above other vanilla teas. The subtle nuttiness of these flavors is most evident at the rear of the sip, where it lingers in my mouth for just a few seconds. Overall, the flavor is rich and hearty, with an appreciable level of complexity. The black tea base is well balanced for the flavors used. I did not doctor this tea up with milk or sugar, but given that this is a fairly hearty brew, I imagine that it would take one or both nicely. I would rate this among the very best (if not the very best) vanilla flavored tea I have sampled. I highly recommend this to others!
— To purchase The Persimmon Tree Tea French Vanilla Bean Black Tea, 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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