This is a tea from my local merchants and it’s only available instore. I love anything with vanilla and I love black tea so it was something I could not pass up trying. I ended up buying a huge bag of around 100g.
Loose this tea looks like any other black tea but then you suddenly see a lighter brown piece of vanilla pod. The smell is beautiful, the vanilla is sweet and creamy but not overpowering, I can still smell the black tea underneath.
Brewed with milk but no sweetener and also via teapot.
Once brewed there is only a hint of vanilla present, other than that the black tea smells a little malty and smoky. The taste is sweet and creamy but also smoky and rich. It’s a very natural vanilla flavour from the pod so it’s a little darker in taste which goes well with the black base. My husband said it’s more of an evening tea because it’s fairly mild and sweet, also that it reminds him of a creamy vanilla hard toffee sweet.
In comparison this tastes like a mix of Adagio’s Vanilla black and Cream black. For any fan of those teas I would recommend this blend.