Review: Mighty Leaf Vanilla Bean

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Lea’s Teaview Snapshot
Not Great"I was hoping for a smooth black tea-even if the vanilla wasn't obvious, it would still be drinkable. But the black tea is considerably bitter...On top of that, I couldn't detect any vanilla flavor."
Lea’s Teaview: 3/10
Other Teaviews: Shelly gave it 6/10, Vanessa gave it 3/10
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mightyleafvanillabean.jpgAfter my thoughts on Mighty Leaf's White Lotus blend, I was hoping my next sampling would be more positive. Unfortunately this tea didn't fare too well, either. It disappoints in aroma and taste, the scent being almost non-existant. It smells only of bitter black tea. The ingredients of the blend are simply black tea and vanilla bean bits. When I think of vanilla beans, I think of a homey, welcoming, rich aroma-and that's what I was expecting here, to some degree. All of the other vanilla black teas I've tried had a pleasant, slight vanilla scent at least, and that's including tea you can pick up any grocery store.

I don't have much else to say about the taste, it's very much the same as the scent of the blend. I was hoping for a smooth black tea-even if the vanilla wasn't obvious, it would still be drinkable. But the black tea is considerably bitter. I even brewed it twice, being extra careful with the second cup to time it perfectly, and the taste didn't change. On top of that, I couldn't detect any vanilla flavor. I especially think it should be detectable if they have real vanilla beans in the blend, instead of just artificial flavor.

I gave it one last shot, thinking perhaps a small splash of soy milk would bring out the flavors and make it creamy, more tolerable. It didn't help much, other than cutting the bitterness a little. The vanilla flavor was still completely absent. I feel like I did what I could with this blend, but there's just no flavor to be found, and the black tea isn't good on it's own. I wouldn't recommend this blend.

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