Bouuuught some. Still teh epic. Made a pot of this for the Roommate and I to enjoy.
“Bouuuught some. Still teh epic. Made a pot of this for the Roommate and I to enjoy.” Read full tasting note
“If you like vanilla then this is the tea for you. You taste the tea before the flavouring, which is the way tea should be. I recommend this one over Bourbon Vanilla.” Read full tasting note
“This was a nice example of this type of blend with the grenadine being fairly mild and not to sweet and a more dominant cool vanilla that added creaminess and avoided the tendancies of vanilla...” Read full tasting note
“Delicate and flavourful. I’m not a fan of the grenadine (it tastes like those chalky valentine’s day heart candies), but I can see how lots of people would enjoy this blend immensely....” Read full tasting note
Monk’s Blend is a dramatic combination of Ceylon Black Tea, blue corn flowers, vanilla and grenadine. This flavoured tea has a mysterious background, as it is believed to have been developed by monks to fulfill their life’s desires and used by Franciscan monks to keep them awake during periods of meditation. While we may not know the true history of Monk’s blend, we do know that this tea is delicious and much desired by vanilla lovers.
Teaopia is now part of Teavana, but it seems this tea did not make the transformation. Any information on a comparable product is appreciated
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This was a nice example of this type of blend with the grenadine being fairly mild and not to sweet and a more dominant cool vanilla that added creaminess and avoided the tendancies of vanilla flavouring tasting like alcohol, pancake syrup, or like candle scent. Like others have said it definitely has a jasmine element to the taste, that blended nicely with the vanilla. The ceylon base was heavier than I am accustomed with in this type of tea and was kind of biscuity/malty. This was a nice tea when I craved a vanilla flavoured black.I enjoyed this tea but for some wierd reason the mix of grenadine and malt was bringing back memories of the Monaco beer cocktails (grenadine and lager) I had during a heat wave one spring in Montpellier, France (fabulous city just to hang out in and a gateway into a gorgeous region of France). Not that the tea tasted of beer but the mix of malt and soft sweet fruit echoed each other in both beverages.
Delicate and flavourful. I’m not a fan of the grenadine (it tastes like those chalky valentine’s day heart candies), but I can see how lots of people would enjoy this blend immensely. If I want vanilla in my black tea, I much much prefer DT’s Cream of Earl Grey or Buttered Rum. I’ll leave my grenadine in my Shirley temples, thank you!
This is one of my husband’s favorite teas. The vanilla and grenadine give this a unique flavor. I don’t always taste vanilla in some tea blends, but it definitely comes out in this one. The tea leaves, liquor smell, and the taste all contain a hint of vanilla.
It’s a good flavored black tea that won’t surprise you with any weird flavors. If you want to serve tea to some friends who may or may not like it, this one is a safe bet.
This is probably one of my favourite black teas. It has a delicately sweet, creamy flavour without overpowering the flavour of the black tea base. If this was made available again through Teavana, I would definitely suggest picking some up.
Flavors: Flowers, Grenadine, Vanilla
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