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drank French Vanilla Bean by Tea Guys
356 tasting notes

I chose to finish off my sample of this tea this morning so that I could compare it with the Colonille I had last night. Oh yes, they are both yummy-nummy. I think that the Colonille has a simple elegance about it. This one is more in-your-face with lots of stuff going on, but it still works. I would think of this more as a desert tea than the Colonille.

Before I tossed the sample packet I noticed that there’s actually some green tea and almonds in the mix (there’s coconut too, but I think those are for the visual appeal). I can’t tell if the slight almond aspect is the power of suggestion or not, but I’m liking it. There is a creaminess here that wasn’t in the Colonille.

What it boils down to (tea-hee!) is that I will definitely be purchasing more of either one of these teas. JacquelineM is spot-on with her assertion that vanilla teas are so very wonderfully different and not boring at all. When I visit new virtual tea shops the first thing I check is their Lapsang Souchongs, Caravans, and oolongs. I think that I shall be adding Vanilla to that list. (bumping up the rating from 80) NE

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Whoa, I’ve heard of vanilla bean tea, and french vanilla, but french vanilla bean? Yummy!:)

malomorgen

hehe bump up’s rock ;)

Meghann M

I haven’t tried too many vanilla teas to notice how different they are. I may have to start sampling them when I order from different companies as well, as I enjoy the vanilla teas I’ve tried. Love your comparision with the Colonille.

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Cofftea

Whoa, I’ve heard of vanilla bean tea, and french vanilla, but french vanilla bean? Yummy!:)

malomorgen

hehe bump up’s rock ;)

Meghann M

I haven’t tried too many vanilla teas to notice how different they are. I may have to start sampling them when I order from different companies as well, as I enjoy the vanilla teas I’ve tried. Love your comparision with the Colonille.

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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