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French Vanilla

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “A review of French Vanilla Tea by Bigelow Date: 11/12/2012 Company: Bigelow Tea Tea Name: French Vanilla Tea Type/ Region: Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ black tea Plucking Season:...” Read full tasting note
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    seule771 600 tasting notes
  • “My grandma brought me a sampler set of Bigelow teas for my birthday two months ago. Four boxes, each with three different teas in it. Plain black assortment, flavored black assortment, chais, and...” Read full tasting note
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    chrine 545 tasting notes
  • “Vanilla tea day! Who am I kidding, every day is vanilla tea day in my life. This is a sipdown of French Vanilla, a box of which I got before I discovered the delights of Steepster. If Je T'aime...” Read full tasting note
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    Rosehips 671 tasting notes
  • “-Standard teabag. -Teabag smells of very sweet vanilla. Tea liquor smells of malty vanilla. -Tea liquor is a medium amber color. -Artificial and bitter flavor with a slight vanilla...” Read full tasting note
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    JosieJade 358 tasting notes

From Bigelow

You will find French Vanilla a truly captivating tea with a smooth vanilla taste and delightful aroma.
French Vanilla by Bigelow Tea

Take a moment to relax with a delightful cup of Bigelow French Vanilla Tea. Because it has the added benefit of healthful antioxidants and no calories, it’s good for you, too. Sugar (or sweetner) and a little milk bring out the delicious vanilla flavors. Enjoy!

Steep 2-4 minutes

Ingredients: Black tea, natural and artificial flavors (soy lecithin) and gluten free.

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A review of French Vanilla Tea by Bigelow

Date: 11/12/2012
Company: Bigelow Tea
Tea Name: French Vanilla
Tea Type/
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ black tea
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: dark amber
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 4 minutes

Note: I had finished the last of some pu-erh tea earlier today and I wanted something like desert maybe so I reached this French vanilla tea which I have had on a few occasion. I fixed it very hot and steep for several minutes so that aroma of the vanilla been to be found in the tea is very pronounce and sweetens the cup even more so since it is hot.

I think since I had pu-erh tea earlier today this vanilla tea might have been another component in the flavoring of this pu-erh if needing to add more to it. Pu-erh are good dessert teas and vanilla is an extract used in many dessert recipes, I think this is what I am getting at in explaining my craving for vanilla tea perhaps.

Sorry if not making sense. Do I ever?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

You do!

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545 tasting notes

My grandma brought me a sampler set of Bigelow teas for my birthday two months ago. Four boxes, each with three different teas in it. Plain black assortment, flavored black assortment, chais, and vanillas.

After the 52teas’ Milk & Cookies black tea yesterday morning, I felt like I needed one more cup of black tea for the caffeine to get going. I wanted something quick and easy and that I wasn’t going to feel obliged to resteep. So I perused these boxes and selected this one. It had the same vanilla taste as the decaff version, however I could taste the black tea in the background too. Strong faux dessert like vanilla was still the dominate taste but overall it was a decent cup.

I’m rating this one a 52 (low nice bagged tea range). It’s easily drinkable but not amazing. Has the potential to bump up a few points with repeated drinking.

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

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Vanilla tea day! Who am I kidding, every day is vanilla tea day in my life.
This is a sipdown of French Vanilla, a box of which I got before I discovered the delights of Steepster.
If Je T’aime is a serious vanilla tea, then this is an exceedingy silly one. This is pure bottled vanilla, without much in the way of layered flavors. However thats not a condemnation of this cup. I still sort of enjoy French Vanilla. Its uncomplicated, but it doesnt take itself too seriously. I wont be adding it back into my cupboard, now that its all gone, but I enjoyed it while I had it. On to more and better teas!

JustJames

hahahahaha…. yesterday was vanilla day for me!

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358 tasting notes

-Standard teabag.
-Teabag smells of very sweet vanilla. Tea liquor smells of malty vanilla.
-Tea liquor is a medium amber color.
-Artificial and bitter flavor with a slight vanilla finish.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Poor tea. Very bitter. Milk and sweetener diminish the bitterness, but does little to bring out the vanilla flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This is by far my favorite flavor of tea to drink. I like tea much better than coffee, coffee makes me a little sick. I took this to class today instead and had a much better time. I do however like Delight’s Iced Coffee, its good, but I shouldn’t buy it often, its probably loaded with sugar. I’m going to wash my kitchen floor and then relax and read. I did a lot of cleaning tonight. Today was good.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Wow, that was really good! Being a frilly coffee lover too, this very well may be my sugar free-ish alternative! two thumb up

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It’s really interesting to read people’s thoughts on this tea. Some say the vanilla flavor’s really strong, others say they can’t taste it. I kind of wonder if maybe the recipe for the blend has changed over time or if different batches have more vanilla than others?

In any case, I purchased this tea last night and have enjoyed two mugs of it so far. When I opened the pouch with the tea bag, the vanilla smell was very apparent and quite yummy smelling. Even more so when it went into the hot water! After steeping the tea, it smelled quite a bit like vanilla- yum! Unfortunately, the straight tea had little to no vanilla taste to me. I actually want to do a side by side taste test of it with a plain black tea and compare them.

However, I followed the suggestion on the package, which said that sugar and milk would bring out the vanilla flavor some more. Usually I drink my tea without anything added, but I did as I was told! The box wasn’t lying. The tea really does taste more like vanilla when it’s sweetened and has milk added. I have no idea why this would be and am almost wondering if it’s all in my head. The vanilla taste is not really strong, but I do think it’s there, and I’ve really enjoyed both mugs of tea. After this box runs out, I’d like to try another brand’s vanilla tea (ideally one with more natural ingredients), but would definitely purchase this one again because I really like it with milk and sugar. It’s a nice little treat.

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This tea is a love it or hate it kind of tea. That’s because it is what it is a French vanilla dominate taste. The smell hits first and lets you know it’s all about vanilla. You can really work with this tea. It can be yummy with cream and sugar. During the holidays this is a super dessert tea. I put sugar and a dab of whipped cream in it. If you want to go over the top do the sugar, whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate bakery sprinkles. It’s yumm.

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I poured this straight down the drain. This is up there with some of the nastiest teas I’ve ever had. VERY bitter with that classic artificial tasting vanilla overpowering everything. I tried adding some sweetener but that just made the situation worse

Preparation
Boiling

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Without reading the packaging I mistook this tea as the much better Bigelow Vanilla Caramel and didn’t realize it until I took my first sip and almost freaked out thinking my tea had been poisoned or something. It’s drinkable, but barely. It’s essentially more artificial vanilla flavoring than it is tea. Do not recommend.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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