Decaf Vanilla

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Natural Vanilla Flavor
Flavors
Vanilla, Sweet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Decaffeinated
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Adagio’s Decaf Vanilla Black combines the pure, sugary-spicy flavor of vanilla with bright Ceylon black tea from Sri Lanka. Soothing, sweet and very ‘beany’ vanilla fragrance (like warm sugar cookies made with fresh vanilla beans). Very well-blended and pleasant astringency in the finish. A gentle, natural decaffeination process retains the delicate shape and flavor of the tea leaves.

Ingredients: decaf ceylon tea, natural vanilla flavor

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

19 Tasting Notes

804 tasting notes

Finished this one off, too! Glad to have a decaf for the 7:45 cup of tea. Added some sweetener since I was skeptical of decaf and it turned out about as you’d expect. Probably won’t order again since I don’t normally particularly like either decaf or vanilla, but was glad to have this option when I was pregnant and nursing!

gmathis

Good to see you back—-are you able to climb back on the caffeine wagon yet?

laurenpressley

Good to “see” you, too! I am indeed… though it’s slower than I would have guessed to build tea drinking back in a habitual all-day thing. I tend to get in a cup or two a day and that’s ti. I thought re-engaging with Steepster might help. :)

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183 tasting notes

I think I give up on artificially flavored tea…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
mpierce87

Oh, don’t give up on flavored teas, there are a lot of great ones. Check out 52teas or Golden Moon – both have great flavored teas that don’t taste artificial.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

There are some great flavored teas out there. Just be patient and you will find them.

cody

I think I might just be sensitive to something in these teas. I get a strong, bitter, almost chemical taste in my Adagio flavored teas (except the Cinnamon) whereas my husband, who thinks all tea “tastes like hot water,” doesn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. But thanks, I’ll be sure to give something else a try.

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58 tasting notes

Yikes. This one is heaps better hot and sweet and milky as a dessert tea than it is black, unsweetened, cold, and iced. Note to self, ice the plain ones and the fruity ones, not the vanillas and almonds and stuff. It doesn’t lose any points for being ungood cold, but this one is eternally kicked out of the ‘second steep it and drink it cold and plain the next day’ rotation.

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87 tasting notes

Quite decent but I would love to see more vanilla flavor in it, or to be more exact, a sweeter kind of vanilla, reminiscent of cookies. The one Adagio uses is like vanilla extract in a bottle – smells yummy but tastes bitter.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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93
8 tasting notes

Very good, mild tea! Some who love the super strength and potency of other teas may not love this tea, but it’s great for those with a more delicate pallet!
-Can be double steeped

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392 tasting notes

No overly impressed with this tea. It wasn’t horrible or anything it just wasn’t great. I had it will a bit of milk and it distinctly reminded of when I experimented with putting French vanilla creamer in black tea. It kind of results in a weak tea, fake vanilla flavor. I will finish the sample I got but definitely won’t be buying more.

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26 tasting notes

has an overwhelming smell …. smells very good, but its just so overpowering that i find it unpleasant after a while

that being said the taste is pretty mild, pretty good.. i mix it with chamomile for afternoon tea, as the chamomile neutralizes the smell of the vanilla and the vanilla masks the taste of the chamomile( that im not too fond of )

with this being my first decaf/flavored tea it doesn’t exactly encourage me to try others but as a mask for the chamomile it makes a very acceptable cup that’s relaxing

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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405 tasting notes

I would not call this a “natural” vanilla flavor – more like vanilla icing. Aside from that, it’s tasty enough, and satisfies my evening vanilla tea cravings without the caffeine. Don’t oversteep, it will get bitter.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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25 tasting notes

I think this is the first tea I’ve ever had that I was very on the fence about. On the one hand, this tea smells nice, like a mild, sugary vanilla. Drinking it though was somewhat disappointing. The black tea was definitely in the background, but the vanilla did a poor job of shining through.

Overall, the tea was very mellow and just a little dull. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. Maybe it would be better with sweetener and milk or cream, but I’ve yet to try that. I wouldn’t recommend this, but I would certainly suggest this to someone who is looking for something mildly sweet to sip after dinner or before bed.

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2624 tasting notes

This was a sample I got quite a while back at the same time as Adagio’s
plain decaf ceylon, which I did not really like. I figured I wouldn’t really like this much either but had to try it. The vanilla is very artificial, but at least that adds some life to the base tea underneath which is bland and flavorless even though I added plenty of leaf. Soymilk made this a bit better, but the rest of the package is going into the compost… oh well!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Lion

I have never had a Decaf tea that had good flavor. The process really seems to drain the leaves.

TeaBrat

Harney and Sons does them the best, I have found, The Decaf Comoro and Decaf Paris are pretty good in my book.

LadyLondonderry

I agree that Harney’s decafs are the top of the heap. I drink their Decaf Ceylon (aka Orange Pekoe), Decaf Assam and Vanilla Comoro. My fondest wish is that they would offer a Decaf Keemun or other decaf China black, but that will likely remain just a dream.

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