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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
1014 tasting notes

The only tea that I could think of tonight was Vanilla Comoro. I finally drank enough out of my very firmly packed pound bag to be able to shake up the leaves a bit. I was looking for the mysterious specks that JacquelineM has been raving about. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure what she was talking about, until I saw the specks!! I made sure to include a good amount of specks in my measuring spoon and I was rewarded handsomely for my efforts. The tea seems to have even more vanilla and is even richer than before. The specks really do make a big difference – I would never have guessed that!

There is just so much vanilla in this tonight! I even added a small amount of my favorite dark chocolate creamer for fun – fully expecting the chocolate to take over. However, the vanilla is definitely overpowering the chocolate! I am in vanilla heaven! Okay, I need to attend to this delicious pot of tea now!

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec
Uniquity

I want specks! I even made up 4 T-sacs of this stuff to give to a co-worker and I still don’t have specks. I wonder if I could add some, : )

JacquelineM

May the specks be with you!!!!

gmathis

OK, I’m going to have to investigate this further. I don’t believe I’ve ever read a review of this that isn’t a rave. A friend tucked a tin of the decaf version into a gift box and truthfully, I wasn’t exactly enchanted. But all the smileys and exclamation marks make me feel sure I’ve missed something!

ashmanra

I thought the specks were dregs the first few times I made this so I poured them out of the bottom of my cup thinking they would be bitter. Then I tasted them. Now I am sneaky and I time it so that I pour the last cup from the pot in MY cup, then I lick my finger and get all the little specks just for me! Heehee! :) I guess it is bits of vanilla bean or vanilla seeds!

teawing

I agree with Gmathis, too many race reviews out there, I am going to have to try it!

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Uniquity

I want specks! I even made up 4 T-sacs of this stuff to give to a co-worker and I still don’t have specks. I wonder if I could add some, : )

JacquelineM

May the specks be with you!!!!

gmathis

OK, I’m going to have to investigate this further. I don’t believe I’ve ever read a review of this that isn’t a rave. A friend tucked a tin of the decaf version into a gift box and truthfully, I wasn’t exactly enchanted. But all the smileys and exclamation marks make me feel sure I’ve missed something!

ashmanra

I thought the specks were dregs the first few times I made this so I poured them out of the bottom of my cup thinking they would be bitter. Then I tasted them. Now I am sneaky and I time it so that I pour the last cup from the pot in MY cup, then I lick my finger and get all the little specks just for me! Heehee! :) I guess it is bits of vanilla bean or vanilla seeds!

teawing

I agree with Gmathis, too many race reviews out there, I am going to have to try it!

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

Location

Texas

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