Vanilla Comoro

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Natural Vanilla Flavor
Flavors
Cookie, Vanilla, Orange Blossom, Orange Zest, Malt, Cream, Custard, Frosting, Creamy, Smooth
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Decaffeinated
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 g 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “If you are out of champagne, and need something wonderful to go with your two remaining pot de creme, Vanilla Comoro will do the trick! Mmmm! So good with classic desserts. I am making a new rule -...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Today was a dreadful, hard, very full day. I bumbled around at work, a million people called, all the hard clients had questions, and I felt generally useless. And I got stabbed in the neck in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It's gone. I just drank the last bag. :| I needed it though. I'm grumpy and stressed out and I just want to relax and I've got half an hour to do it. So... fuck it. Vanilla Comoro time!” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a bit of a revelation. I still have half a pound of this from my hasty mega-purchase a few years ago. I constantly give it away, but it reproduces like gremlins. Knowing its tendency to...” Read full tasting note
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    Uniquity 698 tasting notes

From Harney & Sons

So toothsome, so confoundingly delicious, Vanilla Comoro Tea radiates a softly sweet aroma and has a rich malty, yet light-bodied character. Vanilla notes swirl in each sip of this tasty decaffeinated black tea enhanced by creamy vanilla from Comoros Islands. It is a revelation of sweetness and silkiness, truly a wonder of a tea for the sweettoothed or calorie-counting tea drinker. Please note, this is a Decaffeinated Tea.

Decaf Vanilla Tea! Now you can enjoy our popular dessert tea to your heart’s content, and still get a good night’s sleep.

This tea has all the wonderful sweet flavors of Vanilla but almost no caffeine.

Dry Leaves
Dusty brown leaves that are lighter from the decaffeination process. Natural and artificial flavors are added to create the rich vanilla flavor.

Liquor
The liquor is light brown because it is decaffeinated.

Aroma
A delicious aroma of vanilla.

Caffeine Level
Decaffeinated

Body
This tea has a lighter body because of the decaffeination process.

Flavors
A simple flavor of vanilla, the underlying tea flavor has been lightened by the decaffeination process.

Brewing Time
4 to 5 minutes

Brewing Temperature
212° F

About Harney & Sons View company

Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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SIPDOWN! (208) I’m fast approaching fall over time after being up for way too long but i was still thirsty. So decaf cup of tea it is just to finish something up and still get some tea.

Terri HarpLady

I’m glad you’ll finally get some rest!

Sil

Wish it had helped….still so exhausted.

Terri HarpLady

Do you at least get to work from home today?

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backlogging from last night.

My Harney order arrived yesterday:) I didn’t get home until after 9 pm and really wanted to try one of my new teas, so this was the winner. I wanted to hit the hay after enjoying my cup of tea.

The aroma from this tea smelled like sweet cookies baking, lots of caramel goodness with wafts of rich vanilla. The liquor steeped up as dark as a caffeinated black tea, a nice amber. The taste was impressive. Sweet, but not overly fake and artificial, just a nice vanilla bean and caramel with a smooth and malty black tea taste. Very impressed by my first black tea from Harney. I am glad this tea lives up to what everyone has said about it! I found a new night time favorite.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
takgoti

I can’t believe I haven’t tried this tea yet. I wonder if I have received it in a swap. Ignoring the fact that it’s slightly ridiculous that I can’t remember if I have or not, I’m kind of hoping that I’m just that forgetful and I have it because your description is really enticing!

Meghann M

If you find that you haven’t any in your stash, let me know and I would be more than happy to send you a bag. I have a feeling this will be a nighttime favorite and will be ordering a larger quantity next time. Only downfall is it isn’t available looseleaf…yet.

JacquelineM

Meghann – I bought a pound of this looseleaf! I think it only comes in a pound or something big looseleaf, but not a 4 oz tin loose.

Jaime

Yes, I have got to try this tea. Have seen nothing but rave reviews.

Kristin

I have some of this on the way right now. I can’t wait to try it!

ashmanra

After trying it one time, my hubby said, “Order the one pound bag!” And you are right, that is the only way to buy it loose leaf.

Kristen

I def want to order this with my next harney order!

Meghann M

I didn’t think I would need to place another order with them so soon, but I must not let myself run out of this, and I think I need to get a tin of the Tower of London as well. Harney does teas well.

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I recently ordered a pound of this, (since it’s not available in loose leaf in a smaller size,) should be arriving today or tomorrow! Tonight I managed to find some Vanilla Comoro in my now overflowing tea stash (that needs a good organizing,) from quite a while ago so I figured what the heck, maybe it’s still good. So I steeped up a cup and it’s still quite lovely! I forgot how amazing the aroma is. Almost better than the taste. Mmm. Cuppa comfort.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ssajami

I have never had the nerve to order a whole pound of any tea! It must be very very good, cause that is a whole lot of tea How long does that last you for?

Ashley Bain

Well I wish it was available in a smaller size! Not that I don’t love it, but I like to buy in small amounts so the tea stays fresh. I’ve never bought a pound of tea before, I’m guessing it would last quite a while! But I’ll probably give some away.

ashmanra

Mine has lasted very well. Also, it helps to mix it up a little, as I have heard that some of the vanilla bean specks settle and it tastes more consistently caramel-y if you mix it up a bit. Enjoy! Tis is one that I often find another person wants to split a bag. Maybe you could find a tea accomplice!

MegWesley

I bet tea accomplices would be easy to find on here of all places. The tea sounds tasty. It makes me want to check out Harney and Sons and see what else they have too.

Uniquity

I have a pound of Vanilla Comoro, and I am considering someday getting a pound of Tower of London (as I love it so) as shipping to Canada from harneys was expensive and a bit of an ordeal last time for me. Of course, this pound of vanilla comoro might last me years, which isn’t ideal. I’m triyng to find a tea friend in my neighbourhood to go halfsies with me.

ashmanra

Invite people over and give them a cup of tea. One of them is bound to get addicted! :)

ashmanra

My problem with ToL was the TOO many people wanted to share the bag! LOL! And that was one I never did divide. We drink enough of it to put away a pound in plenty of time.

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Tea of the evening……

I have forgotten how good this is. It really is the perfect evening tea. I did have to shorten the brew time due to the fact it is a decaf and a little more finicky than a regular black tea….too long of a steep and it tends to go a little bitter,just like most decaf blacks. The vanilla and the decaf base seem to work together so well that you hardly know it is a decaf. Bliss, and part of that is knowing that this tea won’t keep me up later than need be.

Teapot method with a 3 minute steep.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I simply love this tea. I love that I can drink a black tea, that tastes like a black tea, at 9:45pm! I wish there was a caffeinated tea like this!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
The Purrfect Cup

This is one of my favorites too. In fact I might just go make a cup now!

BoxerMama

Have you tried the Vanilla Black? I’m wondering if it’s similar.

The Purrfect Cup

Not yet. Will let you know if I do.

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We have a home!
An amazing place that is empty but gorgeous, and we’re slowly filling it (very sloooowly).
I am sitting at my cheap cheap dining table, the only seating in the house, and celebrating with this delicious cup of Vanilla Comoro, brewed to perfection with my.. wait for it..

variable temp kettle! eeee!

It’s gooorgeous baby. You can change the temperature by degree, so I brewed the first cup at 175 because I find this tea to be a little finicky in the bitter department sometimes. It was perfect, vanilla, sweet just lovely! Did a second cup at boiling (212) and it was just as good.

So yes! Happiness! Happiness and tea!

Bonnie

Whoopie! I’m soooo happy for you! A home and …gulp …the coveted variable temp kettle! eeee!

ashmanra

Hooray! What fun you shall have!

SimpliciTEA

I am so glad to hear you found a place!

Kittenna

Which kettle? And glad you found a place!!! Have fun moving in!

Indigobloom

Yay!!!! I was getting worried about you there. Congrats on the new place! and the kettle! :)

Ian

CONGRATS! I’m super jealous of the kettle!

DaisyChubb

Thanks friends! All is well, ah thank goodness.

Here is the Kettle I purchased from.. probably Walmart haha (I know, but we’d go broke if we didn’t buy some things there right now! Horrible. bleh! Anyways). It’s Black and Decker so it has a 2 year warranty which I love, and it was only around 60 bucks compared to some of the very pricey ones.

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/black-decker-programmable-digital-kettle/10030687

Angrboda

Congratulations. Empty, you say? Is it common to buy houses complete with furniture where you live? You never see that here.

DaisyChubb

Thank you!
Well, apartment-wise anyways you can get furnished apartments. I’m pretty sure you’d have to be a millionaire plus though, they are suuuper pricey.

Kittenna

You’ll have to keep us updated on how the kettle works, & durability, etc.! I think I was eyeing that same kettle last time I was in Walmart, but there wasn’t a price in the vicinity and I reaaalllly need to stop buying new things….

Kay Kanada

Congrats and yippee!

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Much needed comforting cuppa tea after a long, wet, tiring day.

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I just needed to relax, you know. No stress. Just some simple, good decaf tea.

And some Zen Sonic the Hedgehog 1: http://www.viddler.com/explore/Docfuture/videos/28/

Sometimes you need to feel strong. You need to believe in yourself. The world is a scary place. Don’t stress yourself out.

We can be heroes.

Drinking tea. Like this, and just relaxing. That’s what I love about tea. It can be a very active beverage, where you’re sticking your nose in the mug, figuring out trace tasting notes, swirling the infusion on your tongue to coat it completely, breathing in to catch the nuances of the aftertaste. Or it could be one of the simplest, most comforting things in the world. Just warm and cozy wrapped up with a nice hot mug of goodness.

That’s what Vanilla Comoro was tonight. Subtly sweet, slightly brisk, light and airy vanilla that wasn’t too forced.

Mmm.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
takgoti

Um.

That link was awesome.

Sonic heroes.

Ricky

Yay for relaxing tea.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Very zen tealog.

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Yum! This tea was great today! I steeped it at green tea temps and it was vanilla heaven. I couldn’t stop sipping on it. Half way through the cup, I added a bit of the rock sugar I purchased in Germany. The caramel flavor really popped! I think I like it both sweet and not sweet. Awesome!

In the future I’ll have to remember to use a lower steep temperature.

Uniquity

Is that the key? Now that I have a snazzy variable temp kettle I’ll have to give it a shot!

TeaBrat

@ Uniquity – which one did you get?

Mercuryhime

Uniquity, congrats on the new kettle! I test water temps by sticking my finger in the water. (I have clean fingers, I swear.) Needless to say, I’m a bit envious. :) Try the lower temp and let me know how it goes! Do it for science!

The DJBooth

I have only had this in pyramid bags but i like it!

Uniquity

Mine’s nothing fancy – It’s a $40 Sunbeam, though I think they are being discontinued. My Dad and Brothers gave it to me for Christmas. I was considering getting myself the Black and Decker variable temp kettle, that one was only $50.

The DJBooth

I have a presto variable kettle that was 30 I love it.

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I ordered this sample months ago but have put off trying it because the “decaf” part scared me. I have had a lot of really good decaf teas lately, so I don’t know why I continue to fear the decaf, but, I do. It’s a deeply seeded fear that needs to be uprooted, but I haven’t been successful with that yet.

The aroma is lovely – it has a maple-y vanilla-y sweet scent. Delicious. And I can SEE the vanilla beans!

Wow, this is really good. REALLY good. Smooth and sweet and so very YUM.

Are you sure this is decaf?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

@amandajo that’s it exactly! Herbals and other naturally caffeine free teas are ok, but, I have had some really nasty decaf teas in the past that when I see “decaffeinated” – I cringe.

amandajo

lol, I know, me too! Cringe is exactly the right word, it’s a physical reaction!

amandajo

I too fear the word decaf! Now I have no problem with herbal teas, red teas, etc. But I think there are so many bad decaffeinated teas out there that it’s guilt by association!

Jaime

I’m looking for this the next time I go to Jungle Jim’s (the only place near me that I know carries this brand). I’m always on the hunt for good decafs!

LauraR

I wish I could find this one the shelves somewhere.

Jaime

If I find it, I’d be happy to pick up a tin for you. I probably won’t be able to go until next month; every weekend in October is now booked for me.

teabird

I’ve been planning to make an order from Harney pretty much just to get a tin of this – it seems to be the best decaf tea out there. (Though, I’m happy to be corrected if someone has a better suggestion!)

Stephanie

Yay! I’m glad you liked it! The flavor totally makes up for the decaf-ness.

amandajo

Of course other decaffeinated items have proliferated the “nasty” connotation as well, sodas and coffee come to mind. Was this tea available in a particular store or did you order it online? It is tempting me. :)

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