Hmm, the brewed scent is almost like sugared celery. I’ve never actually had celery with sugar—but it’s a fresh, stalky, sweet green aroma I’m sensing (strange for a black tea, I know). The sweetness deepens a little and gets toastier, upon cooldown. The vanilla has a soft and baked quality, but the flavor is faint. The black tea base is very mild and only slightly tannic.
This tea is fine. Nothing too extraordinary. An acceptable vanilla black tea.
A good choice for the conservative black tea drinker thinking to venture out unto flavored territory.