drank Vanilla Assam by Custom
1112 tasting notes

Today is an exciting day! My Vanilla Assam is ready for consumption!!!

I took about 3 oz of Very Good but Nothing Earth Shattering Like Dear Thomas Assam (Premium Steap’s Assam Khongea FTGFOP-1) and cut into it a vanilla bean (one Extremely Intoxicating Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Vanilla Bean). Let sit for 3 weeks to a month, shaking whenever you remember, to infuse. When you make your tea, steep the vanilla bean pieces along with the tea leaves.

Ooooooooh it’s FANTASTIC! If you are a vanilla lover, you HAVE to try this! I guess because I used an entire high quality vanilla bean, the tea is just making me swoon with deliciousness! So much vanilla bean flavor and that slight smokiness. BUT – because it has no extract or flavoring, it’s delicate and really lets whatever tea you use shine. It’s old fashioned and home made and just wonderful. It is sublime for drinking and I think it would really be great infused into a vanilla tea buttercream frosting. I’d also like to play around with different vanilla beans with different origins – e.g. Tahitian Vanilla bean instead of Madagascar, and different teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Dan

This sounds like fun, I like to blend teas anyway and adding either fruit or vanilla beans sounds yummy.

Cofftea

Gotta try this w/ green tea!

Bethany

Awesome! Such a great idea!

Jillian

Mmm, sounds yummy! :)

Lori

Not that sounds like a great idea…

Janefan

thanks for the idea! I’m going to try this with my boring Adagio Cream to give it a new lease on life!

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Dan

This sounds like fun, I like to blend teas anyway and adding either fruit or vanilla beans sounds yummy.

Cofftea

Gotta try this w/ green tea!

Bethany

Awesome! Such a great idea!

Jillian

Mmm, sounds yummy! :)

Lori

Not that sounds like a great idea…

Janefan

thanks for the idea! I’m going to try this with my boring Adagio Cream to give it a new lease on life!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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