|" I can't say enough how well the vanilla comes through - any vanilla lover will be hooked right away!!"|
I was making a pot of this tea for breakfast (of all things...the scent is more something I'd recommend having in the afternoon or evening, but my first cup of this tea came at breakfast) and I used a heaped tablespoon of tea to a 24 ounce infuser pot, steeping the leaf for four minutes with boiled water. The brew comes to a nice copper color and the scent is full and wonderfully fragrant with vanilla and creamy caramel notes.
The vanilla flavor in this tea is basically perfect, in my book. It makes for a tasty, creamy, somewhat caramel-esque goodness to a simple ceylon base that also seems of good quality. This is the most vanilla forward tasting of any vanilla black tea I've sampled - seems that often a black tea can overwhelm vanilla but this one brings a real smile of content to my face. The vanilla is so predominant that the tea needs no sweetener added unless you like to. It stands on its own. I can't say enough how well the vanilla comes through - any vanilla lover will be hooked right away I think. I'd certainly be surprised if they weren't. The good creamy taste of the vanilla and the well chosen ceylon backdrop make for a pleasing combination that could easily be paired with a variety of desserts, enjoyed all by itself in lieu of dessert or just savored as a pleasant afternoon cup of tea. Heck, it even makes a good breakfast tea! I can also vouch that sweetening this tea just a bit sort of skyrockets the flavor into an intensely dessert like experience. I can highly recommend it that way, too!
Well recommended especially for those who are looking for a good vanilla black. It's the best I've tried, hands down.
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