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drank Bourbon Vanilla by Kusmi Tea
532 tasting notes

This wouldn’t be at the top of my vanilla tea list. It’s good and I won’t turn down a cup, but neither is it something I’ll reach for over other vanillas like Harney’s Vanilla Comoro. I don’t cook with Madagascar vanilla (I use Mexican) so perhaps the alcoholic taste that comes with it is part of that flavor profile.

I get why it is bourbon vanilla, though, even though apparently “bourbon” does not refer to any actual liquor but rather to Bourbon Island where the beans were originally grown. Supposedly bourbon vanilla beans have the highest content of vanillin.

It is somewhat creamy and has a thick feel to it. Also a sweetness. I can see where it would be popular but I think it is perhaps too involved for what I want in a vanilla tea, if that makes any sense.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

Bourbon was the name of one the branch of the kings of France and the Island was named like this as an homage.Now this is the Island of La Réunion and is still very famous for its Vanilla as Madagascar or Mauricius…this is the story of French Vanilla and French kings :)

Nicole

I knew about the Bourbon kings but not about the island being named for them. Very interesting. Thanks, Ysaurella!

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Ysaurella

Bourbon was the name of one the branch of the kings of France and the Island was named like this as an homage.Now this is the Island of La Réunion and is still very famous for its Vanilla as Madagascar or Mauricius…this is the story of French Vanilla and French kings :)

Nicole

I knew about the Bourbon kings but not about the island being named for them. Very interesting. Thanks, Ysaurella!

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