I don’t really taste the vanilla; I find the smell reminiscent of something more heavy and floral. Perhaps the marigold petals are responsible for this? Usually I find that, over time, teas grow on me and I enjoy them more with every steep, but the trend seems to be opposite with this one; I enjoyed it the first time but am finding that I like it less and less. The taste is not very strong, but somehow there is a thickness to Vanilla Oolong that I would have liked to have been balanced out with a lighter note in this tea.
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