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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I love tea (bet you didn’t know that). I also love my sleep. Sometimes these two passions do not get along so well. I generally don’t consume any caffeine after noon, so I’m always on the hunt for decaf blends (as well as rooibos and herbal blends). I kept seeing reviews of this one, and thinking that I had to try it. The lovely JacquelineM sent me a little tin full of it, and it arrived today (thank you soooo much)!!

The smell of the dry leaf is amazing…it smells like pull candy while it’s cooking!! So good. The smell of the tea after brewing is incredible; more like a vanilla poundcake baking.

Oh, my, is this good. Rich, creamy, and no chemically this-is-decaf taste. Seriously, are we absolutely sure this is decaf? I suppose I’ll know a definite answer to that later tonight!! It is starting to border on bitter, so I think next time I’ll reduce it to a 4 minute steep and see what happens. But I’m thinking this could end up being a regularly scheduled nighttime blend at my house!!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

I’m not sure how you take your tea, but this one is really nice with a little milk and sugar. Takes care of the bit of astringency. I also think it’s better to go heavier with the leaf rather than the time. I am drinking a cup as I type this :)

Jaime

I usually just drink it neat, since I’m crap at figuring out how much milk and sugar to add. I either don’t add enough and it tastes weak, or I add too much and it tastes like sweetened milk. Thank you so much for sending me a bit of this; it’s definitely going on my list to get more off!

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JacquelineM

I’m not sure how you take your tea, but this one is really nice with a little milk and sugar. Takes care of the bit of astringency. I also think it’s better to go heavier with the leaf rather than the time. I am drinking a cup as I type this :)

Jaime

I usually just drink it neat, since I’m crap at figuring out how much milk and sugar to add. I either don’t add enough and it tastes weak, or I add too much and it tastes like sweetened milk. Thank you so much for sending me a bit of this; it’s definitely going on my list to get more off!

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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Lexington, Kentucky

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