Vanilla Orchid

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Orchids, Vanilla, Flowers, Butter, Custard, Orchid, Cream, Floral, Green
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 357 ml

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  • “This is my favorite oolong thus far. It’s lovely and light, and oh so delicious. The vanilla flavor goes together so nicely with the oolong. Although I got three steeps out of these leaves there...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Today is a DAVIDsTea sipdown day, which is not intentional, but isnt a bad thing at all. This starts by tasting greener, and it becomes more creamy as it cools, and the vanilla flavor is really...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sunday Sipdown! A lot of bits in the bottom of the bag, but this was quite a tasty cup. A very good vanilla oolong, but I don't think I will restock just because there are a lot of other teas out...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

A sweet romance

We’re still searching for the secret to eternal bliss, but we’re pretty sure one cup of this blend will get you at least five minutes’ worth. It all starts with the very best leaves: a premium oolong from China’s Fujian Province called Huang Jin Gui. A popular wedding gift in China, Huang Jin Gui is prized for its pretty yellow colour and romantic floral scent. Here we bring out this special leaf’s orchid aroma with a touch of vanilla. The result? A perfectly balanced, subtle cup that’s equal parts rich, creamy and floral. Feeling blissful yet?

Ingredients: Huang Jin Gui Oolong from Anxi in Fujian Province, natural vanilla flavouring.

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Rarely am I that drawn to one of DavidsTea’s new flavors, but this one was intriguing to me and early reviews were positive. Vanilla flavoring on an orchid oolong, could be promising. It was actually the main tea that I wanted to get a sample of when I went to DavidsTea on Bleecker a couple of weekends ago.

I didn’t even thing about it until just now, but I do have another vanilla orchid tea that I like, but it is a black tea base. Vanilla is an orchid itself, after all, and very fresh vanilla beans can have a lovely, light floral quality.

The steeped tea smells nice, very floral and orchid-y, but also super sweet and creamy vanilla accompanying it. This is quite a lovely tea! I am really enjoying it a lot. A great balance of creamy vanilla and floral orchid oolong. I’m really quite impressed, and I could definitely see myself stocking more of this.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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My cousin hosted a tea party yesterday, and I was in charge of bringing the teas! It’s always exciting when you get an opportunity to share the tea love and hey, if sipdowns happen, then that’s just a bonus, right?

It was the first sunny day in weeks, so at the last minute we decided to pack up the food and head to the park for a picnic, with some Pimm’s and lemonade instead. It was a great idea, but I suggested we leave the scones at home and come back afterwards for a cup. After all, my cousin had set such a lovely table and I couldn’t let a tea-less tea party happen if I could help it! It was a tough crowd (die-hard coffee drinkers, “I only drink tea when I’m sick” types), but luckily the teas were a hit and everyone enjoyed them!

This was one of the teas I brought, as I thought it would be a fun intro to oolong for those that had never tried it. It was one of my first ever purchases that got neglected as my stash grew, so I hadn’t had it in a while and wasn’t sure if I would still enjoy it. But I was reminded of its sweet and creamy vanilla flavor balanced with a light bodied oolong. It was the perfect refreshing treat after a day of indulging in yummy food and sunshine; a delicious end to an amazing day!

Stephanie

Tea party! How fun! :D

Alysha

It was fun, and my first one! Now I need to host my own!

TheTeaFairy

I love when coffee drinkers give to tea their best «I don’t think so» look, but end up liking it! Good on ya sister!

Alysha

Thanks! Yeah that was definitely a victorious feeling! People often have the impression that all tea has to offer are those grocery store teabags, and are amazed when they find out how much better it can be!

canadianadia

A tea party – what a great way to share the tea love!

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So I was going to wish my friend I haven’t talked to in a while a happy birthday but it turned out she was dead.

I didn’t die when I was 28.

Neither did you.

(I guess we got lucky.)

So happy belated birthday, and happy Valentine’s Day.

The tea? Oh, it tastes the same as ever – it tastes of you, (fear, shame, the inability to play the long game) of me, (no fear, no shame, the inability to not play the long game) of us, (the thick, oily, long, slow burn of forever)

…and, ironically, generously of vanilla.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Kaylee

So sorry for your loss!

yyz

Shocking and very sad. I found out recently that one of my old coworkers passed away suddenly as well. We were not close but he was a kind soul and well loved by many. He only worked at his next job for about a year but they dedicated a plane to him for the season. Sorry about your friend.

__Morgana__

Very sad. So sorry to hear.

greenteafairy

I’m so sorry.

gmathis

Goodbyes are hard, but unexpected ones even more so. Praying that you’ll have peace and rest as you process it all.

caile

So sorry for your loss.

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So, I was feeling bummed out about work stuff, and decided to make myself feel better by going on a tea shopping therapy trip to DavidsTea during my lunch break! I had a few things on a list already, so I would have bought them eventually, but I upped it to TODAY!

I started with my list, but had to kind of urge the salesperson forward. They always seem to assume you’ve never been there before and try to provide recommendations, but I just wanted what was on my list! She was nice though, and measured what I bought to the exact amount requested. I asked about the April tea of the month, Bollywood chai, and the other salesperson got interested and brought out the canister. She let me smell it, but said she couldn’t sell any yet. Poo! It smelled really spicy hot though. Not sure if I’ll like that.

So, I picked up some new teas to try: vanilla orchid oolong, quangzhou milk oolong, mulberry magic, and a little matcha. My husband requested the matcha because he likes the Jamba Juice matcha green tea blast smoothie and wants to see if he could create it at home.

On to vanilla orchid: the dry leaf smells like a delicious vanilla cake! Yum! Steeped, it tastes more floral, but the vanilla was still there. Not really a buttery oolong. I guess this is a floral one. Anyway, I enjoyed two steeps of it this afternoon. I will be enjoying the rest of the little bag, but I’ll have to see if I’ll want more at the end of it.

TastyBrew

Ooh! Nice order! Let me know if you like their milk oolong, I’m just getting into those.

Tealizzy

Will do! I’m excited to try that one!

ashmanra

I see you are in San Francisco. Have you ever tried T-We Teas?

Tealizzy

ashmanra – I’ve never heard of T-We Teas. Are they in the city? I work downtown, but live out in the East Bay.

Tealizzy

ashmanra – I just looked them up, and they’re not far from my work! Oh no! Another temptation!! Guess I know where I’m going during my lunch break next week!!

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I like this a lot!!! I got a sneak peak/sniff of this on Halloween by one of the lovely ladies at Uptown which is closest to my friend’s place, and I was on my way to her party, but needed a cuppa to get me through the night. Anyways, it smelled amazing! The saddest part was that there was no time from the first until now for me to get some. Finally got in tonight after work, in that last half hour before they closed downtown. I got this to go, though I almost got Alpine Punch. Mmmm, Alpine Punch….

The dry leaf smell is like vanilla ice cream, and it is creamy tasting and smelling too. I can pick up the oolong base, but I have to say, at least with this steep, it isn’t overly floral. Under the vanilla, you can taste the base, and it is good. This tea, to me, is like a milk oolong if the milk was vanilla milk.

I will see if I can re-steep my bag tomorrow, if it is still good. I worry that it oversteeped on the way home though, as it did get a bit bitter when I was home and too the bag out, but I added some sugar and hot water and it was fine. I did pick up 10g of this and a few others, so I can play around with steeping on my own time next.

But this one is a winner to me so far.

Fjellrev

How does it compare to Vanilla Oolong? That one was way too artificial in flavour for me.

Amariel

Hard to say. I don’t think I ever had Vanilla Oolong. I can’t really say whether this vanilla tastes artificial to me…it is sweet, but in a milky sweet way. I don’t know how to describe it really.

Ninavampi

@Incendiare I found is one lighter and smoother. The taste isn’t quite as strong, but it is very creamy. All in all, I like this one quite a bit better.

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I made up a pot (on the stove kind of pot) of this as a latte when my friend came over to make me mark papers with her (I love marking papers. Some are SO BAD, but then some are really good!).

Neither of us liked it, even as a latte. It was too artificial and bitter tasting. I think the rest of the leaves are going to have an “accident”.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
JustJames

your garden will love you if you donate it…. ;0)

OMGsrsly

My apartment building is surrounded by a sea of concrete. :/ Not even allowed outside plants because they might block the exits in an emergency. (My door is closest to the back alley on my side of the building.)

Courtney

I haven’t had this one since I first started with David’s tea. I don’t think I’ll go back haha. What are the papers on?

CHAroma

This is a love it or hate it tea. I think it tastes like cardboard, but my husband loves it and thinks the vanilla flavor is not cardboard-y at all.

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Sipdown (195/197)!

I’m so pissed at myself! I splurged today and bought a thing of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough icecream for break, when I really couldn’t afford it. However, it was my last day at my temporary Dollarama store (I start at my permanent spot tomorrow morning). I only ate maybe a fifth of it, so I stuck it in the staffroom freezer…

AND THEN FORGOT TO TAKE IT HOME. Urgghhhhh!

But anyway, work tea sipdown – which I mentioned was going to happen last night. This was delicious! Light, creamy, and refreshing. I think, actually, that when I do finally finish my DT tin of Long Life Oolong I might refill it with this blend instead; I do have a fair number of fruity oolongs other than Long Life, and I think this would add some needed variety to my oolong selections; plus it’s equally as good.

Preparation
8 min or more
VariaTEA

I just sprung for 50 g of this. I figured I kept buying 10g everytime I went to DAVIDs that I might as well give in and get the 50g

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Full Review on SororiTea Sisters on the 27th but here are my snippits:

Vanilla Orchid from Davids Tea is in one word – delicious.

Anyone who loves vanilla and oolong – plus flavored teas should try it.

The oolong base does do its part. It seems to be a good oolong with a nice base flavor, buttery and nutty which of course work wonderfully with vanilla! Its a light oolong however, and normally I am prone to favor a darker roasted oolong but I still can’t help coming back to this tea, making more.

The aroma of quality vanilla is nearly overwhelming in the steeped cup but the flavor is a bit more subtle – but then again – it sneaks out, peeks out, and says a big “hello” long after the sip. I appreciate that about this tea. I like a tea that lingers as I go about my day, reminding me “sip some more!”

The vanilla flavor is that of a really good vanilla bean ice cream or even french vanilla, its really quite creamy and rich. Its a dessert you can have anytime.

Cedes

This sounds so good! i love vanilla. Totally picking some of this up my next dt visit L)

Azzrian

Yup I totally would if I were you! This will be a reorder for me when it is gone!

Cedes

Yay, vanilla tea was the first tea i tried that made me want to try the magical tea world :)

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I ordered a cup of this before work, and the employee suggested adding some milk, so soy milk it was. Not sure if he slipped in some agave? But this is much better than the vanilla oolong! It kind of reminds me of Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro in that I’m getting cubes of vanilla caramel from this.

Very creamy and sweet. I’m being ultra bad and going by memory, but I didn’t note any prevalent oolong base notes. Mostly creamy vanilla.

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It’s ALLIIIIIIVVEEEE!!! By “it” I mean “me” and by “alive” I mean “still existing in this realm”.
I’m still completely turned off by most of my flavoured teas, but this one is so lovely and delicately flavoured, that’s why it’s one of my faves. I had some for breakfast here at work.

That would be right after I dropped a raw egg on the carpet in front of my cubicle…. I’ve gotta be the only person in history to have done that, seriously!! Smashed an egg not only at work, but on the carpet. Good thing it was Berber, haha.

Tea was totally good. Would you believe I went all weekend without any tea?? I find all I want now is Earl Grey (or cream of earl grey) – must be the Captain Picard in me.

I’m going to try and have another cup tonight, of tea in general I mean.

I still have so many new ones I haven’t even tried!! Sadness.

Alysha

LOL at the egg incident! I can relate; I once dropped an entire container of yogurt on the hallway carpet, and had to clean it up as everyone passed by.

Kittenna

You are back! Though I’ve been on and off as well. Have you been drinking unflavoured tea at all, or not really that either? I go in cycles, most often.

whatshesaid

I’m around, creeping mostly :)
I’ve been drinking some Butiki teas and earl grey type blends mostly. Anything more strongly flavoured is just not appealing to me at all right now, which is unfortunate given how many new ones I have just taking up space. I’m going to see how I feel about a flavored matcha latte tomorrow!

Sil

Hope things are going ok in your world my dear :) miss your notes!

whatshesaid

Thanks :) I’m alive!!! Just posted a “review”

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