This tisane is relatively nice by itself, but ohhhhhh it really shines as a blending agent. I can pretty much take a teaspoon of any rooibos blend in my cupboard and pair it with a teaspoon of this, and it becomes the most delicious vanilla creme concoction imaginable! Last night I used Samovar’s Berry Rooibos and this: Raspberry. Creme. Heaven.
I must admit that I hate this fact! I didn’t want to fall in love with a tea from Teavana. I certainly didn’t want to love a Fake Creme Flavor … even more than a Real Vanilla Bean! But I do. It’s shameful, but I do.
My pouch is getting very low and I can’t wait to get paid next week so I can order an enormous bag of artificial vanilla goodness.
P.S. Teavana says there is real vanilla in this, and there probably is. BUT there is definitely a creme flavoring added as well. I’ve had a few different vanilla rooibos tisanes, and have even added vanilla beans myself, and this has something else. It could be a “natural” creme flavoring. But it is not solely real vanilla.