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drank Sencha Vanilla by T2
37 tasting notes

And Sencha Vanilla makes two.

So it looks like my whole disliking green tea thing is getting thrown out and I thought I was unsaveble in this area – what a relief to find out I was wrong and that there are green teas I like.

Sencha Vanilla is just opening up the box to get some out of the box is like sticking your nose into a honey pot and never wanting to leave – it’s such a fresh vibrant scent and the leaves are so long and green – adding the water makes them unfurl into these beautiful large deep green leaves that are so intoxicating to watch. And the aroma oh the aroma! Beautiful big waffs of vanilla as though vanilla essence has been sprayed in the room it’s just so inviting it’s like a vanilla cupake is awaiting you.

The taste is very light and sweet – it’s a lovely green tea that takes a long steeping well and takes a long time to taste bitter. The vanilla floats on top leaving you with a sweet after-taste but definitely not sickly or over top instead it simply invites you to have another sip. Very easy to never stop drinking this tea it’s so refreshing!

Highly recommend for people wanting to dip their toe into the green tea world and vanilla lovers everywhere.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Devilish

Another vanilla tea? I am feeling jealous!! I love green tea but it seems that I haven’t tried it with vanilla yet. This tea is going to be a satisfying but healthy post-dinner treat! :)

Winter Salo

Yes when it comes to vanilla I’m definitely and addict – no idea why it just always works on me whether black, fruit or as it appears now green.

It is a really nice desert tea there’s something strangely satisfying about green teas (which is news to me).

Definitely worth a try next time you get your hands on a T2 store.

CHAroma

You’ve sold me with that wonderful descriptive tasting note! Adding to the shopping list right now…thanks!

TassieTeaGirl

Having a crappy Friday (blaming the date) so I’m sneakily reading tea reviews at work. This one sounds great, as do some of the other T2 teas you’ve reviewed. They’re apparently working on opening a store here in Hobart so I’ll be able to sample to my heart’s content minus the return flights to Melbourne! Decided I have to make a list based on your reviews!

Winter Salo

Hi CHAroma, so glad to hear you were swayed… because this is an awesome tea, hope to see a review from you on the tea (and that you liked it!)

Winter Salo

Hi TassieTeaGirl – thanks so much for your comment. :) And seriously what better thing is there to do at work on a Friday? :)

I hope they do open a store in Hobart – their stores are awesome, they’re like candy stores for adults. And in summer their iced tasting tables are just divine – but be warned it’s VERY hard to not buy something (or a million things) once you’re inside because everything just smells and tastes so good.

Sencha Vanilla is definitely a favorite of mine, in fact it’s my favourite green tea. I think T2 did really well this, I’ve tasted this from different makers and T2’s stands far above the crowd.

T2’s shipping can, in my opinion, be a bit slower than others despite the fact that we’re in the same state. But I find I get it at the tail end of their estimated shipping times. However, the wait is always worth it! They package them up so good like little presents, and they always include samples – it’s such a luxury getting a package from them. When they offer free shipping I always take advantage of that even though I can go into store because it’s such a nice present. :)

TassieTeaGirl

I completely understand the lure of the store, I had a very similar problem in Canada last year with DavidsTea. Bright clean stores, giant tins of tea across one wall, and so many gorgeous accessories and kits to play with. I always walked out with at least one purchase, even if it was just a take out tea. I’ll definitely need to set s more stringent tea budget when they open here!

Winter Salo

oooh… DavidsTea sounds so good from the all the reviews – lucky you for getting to go. :) And I mean you could totally justify that ‘you were overseas’ – who knows when you’d get to try it again? ;)

My friend has family in France and she goes a lot and everytime she books days in Paris just to go to Mariage Frere and now jokes that she goes more for the tea than the family. I have to admit after getting to have some of the tea that she brings back with her I can understand why – their vanilla black tea is hands down the best I’ve ever tasted.

TassieTeaGirl

I still order from them frequently, international air freight be damned! I figure there are worse and much less healthy things I could be spending money on! If you ever make the leap across the Bass Strait I’ve got a bit of a supply you could try.

Winter Salo

Wow that’s dedication! Shipping charges form North American can run really high. :(

That’s so sweet, thank you. :) I’ve actually never been to Tasmania – beautiful green isle that it is.

flattymatty

T2 Sencha Vanilla – my favourite breakfast tea. Toast with a cup of this just doesn’t get old.

It is best to brew not too hot, it tends to change flavour with every 5 degrees above about 80 degrees C to bring in slightly more bitter notes. It can be disconcerting how light the colour of the tea is after only a few minutes steeping, but it doesn’t need long. Happily around the same time that toast takes to cook.

The vanilla is a natural scent, not a cheesy one.

Generally when I get it from T2 I get a foil pack. Yes, dangerous shop that it is. I’m in Adelaide, the T2 shop is a lovely large open shop in Rundle Street with many Ts to try. It does suit the street, it’s one of the more upmarket areas and a lot of care goes into the store. I hate to imagine how much rent they are charged, but long may T2 reign there.

Thanks for this site, by the way, it rocks.

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Devilish

Another vanilla tea? I am feeling jealous!! I love green tea but it seems that I haven’t tried it with vanilla yet. This tea is going to be a satisfying but healthy post-dinner treat! :)

Winter Salo

Yes when it comes to vanilla I’m definitely and addict – no idea why it just always works on me whether black, fruit or as it appears now green.

It is a really nice desert tea there’s something strangely satisfying about green teas (which is news to me).

Definitely worth a try next time you get your hands on a T2 store.

CHAroma

You’ve sold me with that wonderful descriptive tasting note! Adding to the shopping list right now…thanks!

TassieTeaGirl

Having a crappy Friday (blaming the date) so I’m sneakily reading tea reviews at work. This one sounds great, as do some of the other T2 teas you’ve reviewed. They’re apparently working on opening a store here in Hobart so I’ll be able to sample to my heart’s content minus the return flights to Melbourne! Decided I have to make a list based on your reviews!

Winter Salo

Hi CHAroma, so glad to hear you were swayed… because this is an awesome tea, hope to see a review from you on the tea (and that you liked it!)

Winter Salo

Hi TassieTeaGirl – thanks so much for your comment. :) And seriously what better thing is there to do at work on a Friday? :)

I hope they do open a store in Hobart – their stores are awesome, they’re like candy stores for adults. And in summer their iced tasting tables are just divine – but be warned it’s VERY hard to not buy something (or a million things) once you’re inside because everything just smells and tastes so good.

Sencha Vanilla is definitely a favorite of mine, in fact it’s my favourite green tea. I think T2 did really well this, I’ve tasted this from different makers and T2’s stands far above the crowd.

T2’s shipping can, in my opinion, be a bit slower than others despite the fact that we’re in the same state. But I find I get it at the tail end of their estimated shipping times. However, the wait is always worth it! They package them up so good like little presents, and they always include samples – it’s such a luxury getting a package from them. When they offer free shipping I always take advantage of that even though I can go into store because it’s such a nice present. :)

TassieTeaGirl

I completely understand the lure of the store, I had a very similar problem in Canada last year with DavidsTea. Bright clean stores, giant tins of tea across one wall, and so many gorgeous accessories and kits to play with. I always walked out with at least one purchase, even if it was just a take out tea. I’ll definitely need to set s more stringent tea budget when they open here!

Winter Salo

oooh… DavidsTea sounds so good from the all the reviews – lucky you for getting to go. :) And I mean you could totally justify that ‘you were overseas’ – who knows when you’d get to try it again? ;)

My friend has family in France and she goes a lot and everytime she books days in Paris just to go to Mariage Frere and now jokes that she goes more for the tea than the family. I have to admit after getting to have some of the tea that she brings back with her I can understand why – their vanilla black tea is hands down the best I’ve ever tasted.

TassieTeaGirl

I still order from them frequently, international air freight be damned! I figure there are worse and much less healthy things I could be spending money on! If you ever make the leap across the Bass Strait I’ve got a bit of a supply you could try.

Winter Salo

Wow that’s dedication! Shipping charges form North American can run really high. :(

That’s so sweet, thank you. :) I’ve actually never been to Tasmania – beautiful green isle that it is.

flattymatty

T2 Sencha Vanilla – my favourite breakfast tea. Toast with a cup of this just doesn’t get old.

It is best to brew not too hot, it tends to change flavour with every 5 degrees above about 80 degrees C to bring in slightly more bitter notes. It can be disconcerting how light the colour of the tea is after only a few minutes steeping, but it doesn’t need long. Happily around the same time that toast takes to cook.

The vanilla is a natural scent, not a cheesy one.

Generally when I get it from T2 I get a foil pack. Yes, dangerous shop that it is. I’m in Adelaide, the T2 shop is a lovely large open shop in Rundle Street with many Ts to try. It does suit the street, it’s one of the more upmarket areas and a lot of care goes into the store. I hate to imagine how much rent they are charged, but long may T2 reign there.

Thanks for this site, by the way, it rocks.

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