A very nice tea – my preference is to add a lot of steamed milk
“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 tea...” 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 it has a nice creamy vanilla flavor to...” 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, but if I come across...” 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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This was delicious! It basically was like drinking the “Creme” part of my favorite tea by Tease, Earl Grey Creme, which quickly becomes just Earl Grey if left in the cupboard too long. I wonder if some of the less positive reviews got older batches that had lost their vanilla, which seems to dissipate really quickly? Mine was perfect – more vanilla than black tea taste, but with enough for it to taste like tea. I also didn’t steep for very long, so maybe that allows the vanilla to shine.
Got this as a free sample with my Mighty Leaf order. It’s okay. I really like the strength of the vanilla in it. It brings some smoothness and sweetness to the tea. But the black tea that’s used in this isn’t the best, and it doesn’t complement the vanilla taste very well, in my opinion. All in all, I’m glad I tried it, but I wouldn’t buy it. (It does taste better as it cools, though!)
I bought this on a whim, initially finding the concept a bit strange, as Vanilla Bean was something I had always associated with coffee beverages. I found it a different and interesting experience, but overall a pleasurable drink. I was a bit disappointed by how few times I could re-steep, but this certainly did not detract from the novelty of this tea.