Bourbon Vanilla

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Black Tea
Chinese Black Tea, Vanilla
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 7 oz / 216 ml

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  • “When one woman's ick is another woman's nom, it's awesome that we can share. *fleurdelily* didn't care for this one, and although it's far from my Perfect Vanilla Black, I can guarantee that it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This wouldn't be at the top of my vanilla tea list. It's good and I won't turn down a cup, but neither is it something I'll reach for over other vanillas like Harney's Vanilla Comoro. I don't cook...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Finally, after reading how much everyone seems to love Kusmi, I am getting a chance to try this thanks to *Angrboda*! I found this is the sample package from our swap! I was super excited to try...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think I'm in the minority in really kind of liking the black base that Kusmi uses. It's more brisk and potent than a lot of others, without becoming offensive or overwhelming. The vanilla adds...” Read full tasting note
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From Kusmi Tea

Those who have a sweet tooth will enjoy this Chinese black tea flavored with Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar.

We suggest to enjoy this tea during the afternoon.
Main flavor: Bourbon Vanilla

Origin: China
Main Flavor: Bourbon Vanilla
Quantity Needed: 0,1 oz.

Time of Day: Afternoon
Ideal Water Temperature: 85°C – 90°C
Recommended Brewing Time: 3-4 Min

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613 tasting notes

Another freebie sample from Nicole, yay! Thanks.

Smells great. The body and flavor on this is initially quite thin, almost watery, and at first I felt disappointed…but oddly after a few swallows a little surge of vanilla comes through all at once. And then after that, I notice if I sip a certain way, kind of “tighter”/a little slurpier, the body is actually satisfying and the flavor is good in brief, fleeting little jolts. Not bad. Not amazing in an easy-to-get way but definitely not bad. The delicate nature of it is kind of charming.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Smells like green cocktail olives (which I hate) and tastes like wet cardboard. I adore Kusmi, and there are 8 tins on my countertop, but it seems I’ve found the one flavor I don’t like. I don’t get any vanilla out of this at all, and my overall impression is a tea made for someone who smokes. And possibly drinks hard liquor… or smokes a cigar… or likes wet cardboard…. lol, shrug

4 min, 45 sec

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Purely vanilla.

Flavors: Vanilla

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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I like the level of vanilla flavoring to this one – it’s not hitting me over the head with vanilla flavor but, then again, that might not be the right approach for vanilla. I like this soft, silky vanilla flavor, and I like the richness of the black tea.

A pleasant afternoon tea.

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