I love this tea’s smoky, earthy scent. You think there’s no way it’s vanilla with a smell like that.
It’s still not there immediately but it is the best vanilla taste I’ve ever had in a tea. It actually tastes like real vanilla. It’s not too strong, and just leaves the perfect sweet aftertaste.
It is a very smooth, mild tea. It’s not something I would probably drink regularly, but I needed something for making it to Mariage Freres. This was not a bad choice at all.