I had cut a vanilla bean into my tin of this, and finally got to sample it last night. Oh la la! I am firmly convinced you can cut a vanilla bean into almost anything, and I will think it tastes like the most amazing thing on earth!!!! Ahem!
The rooibos gave it some heft, but what you really tasted was true vanilla bean. Even more than with a black tea, because the black tea is stronger and shares the spotlight with the vanilla. Here, the vanilla was center stage. It was intoxicating! I said to my husband, “Wait until you taste THIS!” and he said “WOoOoooW!” It was that powerful. :)
If any of you like vanilla rooibos, I highly recommend this. With a scissors, cut one vanilla bean into little slices into 4oz roobois. Wait three weeks to sample. You will swoon.
This reminds me, I finished all of my self made Vanilla Black, and should really get another tin going.