drank Vanilla Black by Harney & Sons
1815 tasting notes

Maybe I shouldn’t have tried this on the heels of two other new teas! My first impression is – this is a very good tea, but I like (love! LOVE!) Vanilla Comoro better. The vanilla flavor is not quite as strong and sweet in this one, which means that my daughter will like it better than Vanilla Comoro. To each his – or her – own!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
Stephanie

Thanks for comparing the two! I’m still deciding between them both, which to order. I guess Vanilla Comoro is more sweet vanilla-y because there is no caffeine to make it bitter?

ashmanra

That could be it, but Vanilla Comoro has more of the caramel flavor to me, and I wondered if Harney and Sons adds a bit of extra flavor and sweetness to make up for some of the loss of tea flavor that occurs during the decaf process. And perhaps they feel that a decaf tea is probably for night times and would be more of a dessert tea and deserves the extra boost of caramel and sweet! It is my favorite!

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Stephanie

Thanks for comparing the two! I’m still deciding between them both, which to order. I guess Vanilla Comoro is more sweet vanilla-y because there is no caffeine to make it bitter?

ashmanra

That could be it, but Vanilla Comoro has more of the caramel flavor to me, and I wondered if Harney and Sons adds a bit of extra flavor and sweetness to make up for some of the loss of tea flavor that occurs during the decaf process. And perhaps they feel that a decaf tea is probably for night times and would be more of a dessert tea and deserves the extra boost of caramel and sweet! It is my favorite!

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