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Delicious, as always. I am having this one today because I have a Mad Scheme to try with it, and wanted to have it in its original state one last time.

My scheme is such: I want a vanilla tea that is made from high quality Chinese tea, so that I can have it at work sans additions. Since I have less than an ounce of this left, I was thinking the remainder of this, with some Zhi Tea Gong Fu Black added to make 2 oz, plus a gorgeous organic vanilla bean cut into it, sit three weeks, and see what happens. Both of the teas are rich and chocolatey, so I’m thinking this should be a very low risk endeavor. I’ll report back!!! :)

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TeaBrat

sounds like a good plan!

JacquelineM

I tried it with some Assam tea last year and it was goooooooood. I think it will only be better with this higher quality tea! I also put some in rooibos and it is also delicious.

ashmanra

We are having a tea emergency today. Youngest discovered that she is down to one teaspoon of Harney’s Vanilla Black. We thought we still had Some in the one pound bag, but no, there is nothing! I have a half tin of Risha vanilla but she doesn’t like it as well. She remembered we have a little Vanilla Comoro but not much! I think I should try what you are doing. I wonder how it would do with Thomas Sampson?

LadyLondonderry

Sounds like a plan to me! I’m thinking you should measure the quantities of each tea you’re using and write them down, so you can replicate the result if it turns out to be delicious.

I’m less ambitious when it comes to my sans-additions work tea: I just try to pick a good oolong to keep in my desk drawer, since I never add anything to oolongs anyway.

KeenTeaThyme

Yikes! That is a tea emergency! H&S’s vanilla picks are ab-fab, delish. I agree this seems like a great endeavor, JacquelineM!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – I think it would be great with Thomas! Only thing is it takes about 3 weeks to come together. I think you can drink it earlier but the vanilla will be very forward (which isn’t a terrible thing :)

JacquelineM

LadyL – you’re right – I should measure!
If you saw my magpie pack rat tea drawer at work…oooof! I am really trying hard to get it down to ten-ish teas so I have variety for my moods but right now…it’s a bit crazy in there!

TeaBrat

have you ever tried steeping it with a vanilla pod? I should try it!

ScottTeaMan

I’m not real big on flavored teas, mainly b/c alot of them taste artificial to me. A vanilla pod in a black tea sounds delicious.

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TeaBrat

sounds like a good plan!

JacquelineM

I tried it with some Assam tea last year and it was goooooooood. I think it will only be better with this higher quality tea! I also put some in rooibos and it is also delicious.

ashmanra

We are having a tea emergency today. Youngest discovered that she is down to one teaspoon of Harney’s Vanilla Black. We thought we still had Some in the one pound bag, but no, there is nothing! I have a half tin of Risha vanilla but she doesn’t like it as well. She remembered we have a little Vanilla Comoro but not much! I think I should try what you are doing. I wonder how it would do with Thomas Sampson?

LadyLondonderry

Sounds like a plan to me! I’m thinking you should measure the quantities of each tea you’re using and write them down, so you can replicate the result if it turns out to be delicious.

I’m less ambitious when it comes to my sans-additions work tea: I just try to pick a good oolong to keep in my desk drawer, since I never add anything to oolongs anyway.

KeenTeaThyme

Yikes! That is a tea emergency! H&S’s vanilla picks are ab-fab, delish. I agree this seems like a great endeavor, JacquelineM!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – I think it would be great with Thomas! Only thing is it takes about 3 weeks to come together. I think you can drink it earlier but the vanilla will be very forward (which isn’t a terrible thing :)

JacquelineM

LadyL – you’re right – I should measure!
If you saw my magpie pack rat tea drawer at work…oooof! I am really trying hard to get it down to ten-ish teas so I have variety for my moods but right now…it’s a bit crazy in there!

TeaBrat

have you ever tried steeping it with a vanilla pod? I should try it!

ScottTeaMan

I’m not real big on flavored teas, mainly b/c alot of them taste artificial to me. A vanilla pod in a black tea sounds delicious.

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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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