Add some milk and sugar and this tea rules!
Flavors: Beany, Butter, Vanilla
“I tried the Vanilla Bean with milk this morning, per Jillian’s suggestion, and it was much better this way and more drinkable. It still has the strong vanilla smell and only a general black...” Read full tasting note
“This one is finally gone! I’ve had it for so long and it’s gone! That’s ok. I need to finish more teas. I’ve always enjoyed this one. When brewed correctly...” Read full tasting note
“Well, this’ the last bag of this I have. I’ll miss it. It’s one of the staples I carried in my Travel Tea Bag. I don’t plan to actively go out and pick this one up again,...” Read full tasting note
“The first time I had this tea was at a restaurant with Sunday brunch. This was my first tea from Mighty Leaf and I fell in love with it immediately! This tea has a strong, creamy, true vanilla...” Read full tasting note
Vanilla Bean black tea, a deep blend of black loose tea leaves with Madagascar vanilla, conjures up images of inhaling the heady aroma of wild vanilla as you hike the tropics near Mt. Maromakotro. A full-bodied and fruity cup, Vanilla Bean, a blend of Ceylon and China black teas, makes a deeply satisfying impression.
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The aroma of the dry leaves is powdery, warm, with hint of cocoa powder and very muted vanilla. The liquor is a dull copper and smell of powdery/chalky sweetness reminiscent of marshmallows, but not quite vanilla. The character of the tea leaves is not prominent. This tea may work with a splash of milk and sugar for a sweet tea, but the flavour of the tea would be considerably diluted.
Flavors: Marshmallow, Powdered sugar, Vanilla
I’ve had this tea for a while. But it’s sealed in bags so I thought it’d be fine. And it was fine. Not fantastic or anything, but extremely drinkable and nice enough with cream.
It would be a good tea choice if you’re out and about and there’s limited selection, but it’s quite expensive to buy a box of and IMO, not worth it.
There are definitely better vanilla black teas out there.
This Vanilla Bean from Mighty Leaf is definitely better than I remembered. It’s possible that I brewed it stronger than last time and also added more cream. I still believe that Vanilla Bean is not as good as Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro, even though, remarkably, the latter is decaffeinated! It’s much more difficult for me to come up with tasty late night options than daytime teas, so I don’t have a lot of motivation to stock this one anyway, given the existence and superior flavor of VC.
I’m at the airport sipping this one (thanks for the free WiFi, MSP!). A Starbucks was directly next to my gate, but I am not a fan of Tazo tea. I trekked about halfway down the concourse to Dunn Brothers instead to get this tea. Totally worth it! One of the things I like best about this tea is the black tea base is still the main flavor. The vanilla enhances the flavor rather than masking it. I’m off to spend the weekend with the BF :). Anyone have any tea recommendations for the Washington DC area (DC proper, Bethesda, Rockville)?
The last of today’s work teas. I had no access to milk, so I went without. My instinct probably would have been to add some if I had any to hand, as it brewed up pretty dark, but it was drinkable without. I will try it with milk next time, as I think a creaminess would sit nicely alongside the vanilla flavouring.
And it’s strong vanilla flavouring by my standards. Really strong. Not a bad thing, but a little overpowering when approached with no additions. I couldn’t taste the black base at all, which was completely unexpected. On the plus side, there was no bitterness or astringency to be found, although after a few sips it became quite a cloying brew.
I will give this one another try at some point in the future, when I’m better equipped. There are a few more bags in my sampler box, and I think I’ll enjoy it as a vanilla tea when it’s brewed to my liking. The flavouring was beautifully natural, if just a little much when taken on alone!
Last cup of this stuff. I cut open some bags and made a real pot in hopes of producing a better cup of tea; it didn’t work. I can finally taste the black tea (which tastes muddled and dull), but the vanilla is even wimpier than before.
Bye, Vanilla Bean, and good riddance.