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thank you fiddling! I’m finally getting the chance to try this bagegd tea that she sent me. While the bag smelled pretty much like nothing, the tea brewed up into a rather tasty vanilla black tea. It’s a smooth vanilla black that, as far as bagged teas go, could compete with a number of vanilla blacks that i’ve tried out there. Overall i am happy with this tea!
A former colleague gave me some of this tea from her country of origin, Mauritius. It’s become one of my go-to bagged teas when I need a quick cuppa.
The vanilla is quite strong, but smooth. It smells absolutely wonderful. Like most black bases it will get bitter if oversteeped, so pay attention to steeping times!
Decided to try this with some milk and a tiny bit of honey this time around.
It’s much smoother. The milk really evens out the tea. The honey does help get rid of that slight bitterness from before but might make it a little too sweet for me. It almost even overwhelms the tea. Bummer.
Next time will just add milk.
…size of the leafs is almost as fine as on a regular English breakfast blend.But one can be a bit more generous with the portioning of Bois Cheri as it comes across less awakening.
Needs to have milk and a bit of sugar…without milk it’s to bitter and the sweetening brings out the vanilla scent in quite a nice way.
Great tea as base for ‘home-made’ chai blends…even just a bit of ground cardamom does the trick and let’s one fly off to street bazars of India or Mauritius.