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.
“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
“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
“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
“Had a cup of this today and was a little disappointed. Initially it was the delicious sweet vanilla tea I love, but as it sat it became bitter and over-steeped, even though I shook out the "dust"...” Read full tasting note
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?