100

I was just gonna sit with this tea , enjoy it and be happy.

But it has put a spell on me and I feel compelled to write another review.

Ever since I’ve been using my Vanilla Dream yixing pot, this tea keeps getting better and better. Having this gives me the same warming feeling a good quality sheng does. Yes, it’s as rewarding. Any sceptical tea purists in the house? Well let me tell you how much you are missing on if you’re a non believer. This tea is a “whoa” inducer, goes straight to your senses.

This blend is innovative and completely unique. It almost creates a new flavour that doesn’t exist, making it almost impossible to describe. Sweet, savoury, salty, spicy, but not quite umami. The vanilla bean renders a rich and heavy mouthfeel. To make things even more complex, a fresh eucalyptus finish emerges at the end of the sip…mix that with the minerals of the clay pot, and you get a taste that lingers in the mouth forever, just like any good oolong or sheng pu’erh would. Complexity at its best…

Although I don’t drink much heavy liquor, I would compare Port to a fine aged whisky…something you can’t put a price on cause every time you drink it, you feel lucky you got the chance to experience such a gem.

MzPriss

The vanilla yixing makes all those Vanilla Dreams teas so much better and they are already amazing to start with. I’m not having vanilla this morning (yet) I’m having an excellent post-Dark Beauty cup of Jabberwocky

mj

Great review! It made me think of this song haha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s

TheTeaFairy

The Jabber really “wocks” missy, as I like to say :-)

Lol, Mj, good call and thanks, and I always loooved that song!! Have you ever heard the Nina Simone’s version?

Sarsonator

O. M. G.

Nina Simone is just amazing! I love her so!!!!!!!

TheTeaFairy

That’s right sarsy, Nina simone is a queen and I worship her…

Sarsonator

Just one more reason that you’re so awesome… The list keeps growing…

Cheri

I will have port one of these days. Brenden recommended I not go for port just yet, and thought I’d like cocoa amore better (LOVE IT!) although I did decide to go with jabberwocky this morning when I was debating between the two.

Cheri

Sars, I love that one.

Sarsonator

There’s an amazing remix with Nina’s vocals and an upbeat track. It’s amazeballs. I couldn’t find it on the YouTube. :(

mj

I’d never heard of Nina Simone before today. Thanks for introducing me, ladies :)

christeana1

No picture today!

TheTeaFairy

Cheri, I think I understand why Brenden told you to start with some other VD tea. It’s so different from any other tea I have ever tried, it kind of surprised me the first time I had it.

And yo, cocoa amore!!!

TheTeaFairy

The remix is awesome Sarsy, thanks for sharing!

Mj, So happy this made you discover Nina!

Sinnerman is the most popular remix I think…it played in movies and commercials, maybe you’ve heard it without even knowing it was her voice…

http://youtu.be/0hcEiEyylEA

TheTeaFairy

Lol, Christeana, I thought I’d give you a break of my pics. But I drank some amazing tea this morning and will review with pics later :-)

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MzPriss

The vanilla yixing makes all those Vanilla Dreams teas so much better and they are already amazing to start with. I’m not having vanilla this morning (yet) I’m having an excellent post-Dark Beauty cup of Jabberwocky

mj

Great review! It made me think of this song haha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s

TheTeaFairy

The Jabber really “wocks” missy, as I like to say :-)

Lol, Mj, good call and thanks, and I always loooved that song!! Have you ever heard the Nina Simone’s version?

Sarsonator

O. M. G.

Nina Simone is just amazing! I love her so!!!!!!!

TheTeaFairy

That’s right sarsy, Nina simone is a queen and I worship her…

Sarsonator

Just one more reason that you’re so awesome… The list keeps growing…

Cheri

I will have port one of these days. Brenden recommended I not go for port just yet, and thought I’d like cocoa amore better (LOVE IT!) although I did decide to go with jabberwocky this morning when I was debating between the two.

Cheri

Sars, I love that one.

Sarsonator

There’s an amazing remix with Nina’s vocals and an upbeat track. It’s amazeballs. I couldn’t find it on the YouTube. :(

mj

I’d never heard of Nina Simone before today. Thanks for introducing me, ladies :)

christeana1

No picture today!

TheTeaFairy

Cheri, I think I understand why Brenden told you to start with some other VD tea. It’s so different from any other tea I have ever tried, it kind of surprised me the first time I had it.

And yo, cocoa amore!!!

TheTeaFairy

The remix is awesome Sarsy, thanks for sharing!

Mj, So happy this made you discover Nina!

Sinnerman is the most popular remix I think…it played in movies and commercials, maybe you’ve heard it without even knowing it was her voice…

http://youtu.be/0hcEiEyylEA

TheTeaFairy

Lol, Christeana, I thought I’d give you a break of my pics. But I drank some amazing tea this morning and will review with pics later :-)

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Time to update this profile of mine…it’s 2015!!

I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect :-/

My relationship with tea in a nutshell:

I’m married to straight Black. I have torrid love affairs with Oolong and Puerh. I party with Green and White occasionally. Flavored are not my BFF, I usually stay away from them.

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others.

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who they are and expect the same in return.

Books! I love classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

Music is also something I can’t live without… From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Animal and nature lover, amateur photographer.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

Not a big «swapper», but will occasionally. Not because I don’t want to share but because I’m trying not to hoard so much.

Also, I have narrowed down the teas I really like over the years, and I don’t feel the need to try and buy everything the way I used to. (Maybe I have become a tea snob? Sigh…)

My ratings: because I pretty much drink only teas that I judge exceptional, my ratings are usually high. Don’t be shocked to see lots of 90’s and a few 100’s. That’s because I’ve had my share of crapy teas and I’m done with that ;-)

You can find me on Instagram here, I post about my tea sessions mostly, but also about the beautiful nature that surrounds me, and my fury companions :-)

http://instagram.com/theteafairy/

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The Laurentians, Canada

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