I totally snapped up the last pouch of this. It was destiny. I love vanilla, whether it’s used in a perfume or in food, so this one was calling my name.
This dry leaf smells a lot like pure vanilla extract. I’m picking up the maltiness too. The two together smell glorious.
The first sip is all about Assam. Like it’s going on about its life story. This is still really hot though so I’m just going to listen to the Black-capped Chickadees sing while this cools off a bit.
Alright, I can still smell the vanilla more than I can taste it. Oh yeah, this smells like vanilla bean whipped cream. But this still tastes like malty Assam. Tastes great but I’m missing the scrumptious vanilla. Either my taste buds are fried from all of the tea I’ve been drinking over the past couple days or I need to tweak some variables like steep time and, um, vanilla hormones.