Review: Canton Tea Co. Vanilla Black

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Thumbs up!"The vanilla flavor is clearly detectable, but it is soft, almost subtle, such that you can enjoy the high-quality black tea base in addition to the vanilla yumminess."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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cantonvanillablackI know Canton Tea Company well enough by now that I can pretty much predict that unless the tea contains some ingredient that I don't like, their offerings are pretty much going to please me. Their vanilla black tea continued the tradition, offering a wonderful blend of Yunnan and Bai Lin Gong Fu black teas with a sweet and completely natural vanilla flavor. The vanilla flavor comes from diced organic Indian vanilla pods, and no artificial vanilla flavoring is used. I steeped one teaspoon of leaves in eight ounces of boiling water for three minutes. The tea is a dark reddish brown color which darkened with time, as many black teas will do. As a hot tea, this is a comforting and warming brew. The vanilla flavor is clearly detectable, but it is soft, almost subtle, such that you can enjoy the high-quality black tea base in addition to the vanilla yumminess. The two teas used in the base each have a natural sweetness and a flavor profile that is well suited to complement the addition of the vanilla. I found this tea to be perfect just as it was, with no need to add milk and/or sugar, however given that this is a fairly robust brew, I imagine that you could add milk and/or sugar if you so desired. I also sampled this tea as an iced tea, and while it was certainly still tasty, I found that the tea's heavier body and stout mouth feel made this tea more appropriate as a hot drink. Overall, this is a masterfully blended vanilla tea which combines a high quality tea base with all natural vanilla flavor. If you are in the market for a vanilla tea, this is one I highly recommend.

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Vanilla Black, 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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