drank Vanilla Black by Rishi Tea
1879 tasting notes

I noticed that the tin says you can get two steeps from this tea, and since it was a bit pricey for how much leaf it calls for, I decided to make it earn its keep! I resteeped the leaves from last night early this morning and let it steep for four and a half minutes. Surprisingly, the second pot tastes much like the first. The vanilla is still there, and I found it subtle in both steeps. Though it isn’t strong, it does have a nice, natural flavor and isn’t perfume-y or artificial tasting. The tea base also seemed to keep most of its strength.

Unless something happens, this isn’t a tea I am going to upset about when I run out, but I have a friend who loves the vanilla black by Mariages Freres and I think this may be right up her alley. If she likes it, I may just pass this tin on to her. I do very much like the double lidded tins from Rishi Tea and have bought them empty before for storing my teas.

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