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Black Tea
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Malt, Vanilla, Wood, Chocolate, Coffee, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 197 oz / 5826 ml

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  • “A very nice vanilla bean tea! A good black base that is fairly strong with a lovely french vanilla flavor! I really do love The Persimmon Tree Tea Company. I have only sampled a few flavors that...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you *Azzrian* for your awesome kindness in the holiday tea package you sent me! This was the first tea I tried. Interestingly, it reminds me of coffee. Which is not a bad thing because I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Vanilla is probably one of the most basic tea flavors, but surprisingly I've tried almost no vanilla teas! In fact, my first was Della Terra's Cafe Vanilla in the 12 days of Christmas swap. I don't...” Read full tasting note
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    Alphakitty 470 tasting notes
  • “I received this sample from the Persimmon Tree today and figured I'd get right down to business with checking it out. I love a good black and rather enjoy vanilla teas as well these days! I...” Read full tasting note
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From The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

A wonderfully smooth blend of organic black loose leaf tea and sweet vanilla bean. This creamy tea is great hot or cold with a spoonful of honey or rock sugar.

Organic Black Loose Leaf Tea, Vanilla Beans

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432 tasting notes

I think I have some sort of origami themed sickness, I get out my paper to work on some pieces and next thing I know hours have passed, my teacup is empty, and I am sitting in a pile of origami. Do any of my crafty friends do this? Go into a sort of half-remembered trance and then realize ‘oh, I just did a bunch of stuff’ usually because your body lets you know you need to do something else (like eat.) It is both rewarding and a little strange. Clearly I am just the Cheval for the Loa of origami, and I am actually totally ok with that.

So after that slightly strange intro (clearly I need more tea, or possibly food) we are onto today’s tea: The Persimmon Tree Tea Company’s French Vanilla Bean. This sweet sounding tea is a blend of Organic Black Teas, Vanilla Bean, Coconut, and Almonds…those are some of my favorite things in a tea, I wonder if blended together they will be as good? Ok I already know since this tea was logged in my notebook, mwahaha I have tea spoilers! Wow, I am in an odd mood! So, how does this tea smell? Good, like really good, like a vanilla bean and almond infused biscotti dipped in chocolate with a touch of coconut sitting next to a steaming cup of rich, malty, black tea. Sniffing this tea makes me feel under-dressed and lacking elegance, clearly I should be wearing something pretty while sipping this out of fine bone china in some swanky Paris cafe.

Brewing this rich tea does not make it any better, I still feel like I am in the wrong place to be drinking this tea. At least I have a fancy teacup and nifty artisan made teapot to have my tea in. The aroma is super rich, it is sweet and heady from the vanilla, much like sniffing vanilla beans and not vanilla ice cream so it has that richness without creamy heaviness. There is also a cocoa and almond note, not really picking up the coconut though. That is because it is hiding in the aroma of the liquid! It is just a touch, but you can smell the sweet and creamy note of the coconut along with the deliciously sweet vanilla and almonds. There is also a brisk hint of black tea giving the tea a bit of a bite at the finish.

Ok, tasting time, I have my fancy bone china teacup with a matching saucer (really, the saucer is a huge deal for me) and I am ready to take my first sip. It starts out mellow and smooth while retaining the richness of the aroma, it is rich while not weighing you down, kinda like how you feel weighed down by a rich fudge but not by a rich slice of angel food cake. This blooms into a decadent blend of vanilla, almonds, malt, and cocoa, oh man is that ever rich! The coconut adds a level of creaminess to the tea in both mouthfeel and taste, luckily the amount is small so the creaminess does not slide to oily like some coconut heavy teas can do. There is a slight briskness to the tea which keeps the tea from sinking into a too intense heaviness, it wakes up the mouth after the decadence has lulled it into a stupor. The cocoa notes linger in an aftertaste for a while. I was tempted to add a splash of cream to this tea, but decided that would make it too heavy, my mom did try her cup with cream and while it was good it confirmed my suspicion (though she really liked it that way.) We ended up making an afternoon of it with many cups, this is a good afternoon tea.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-persimmon-tree-tea-company-french.html

Nicole

An origami voodoo power… that’s good. :)

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I need to use that in an RPG now, I have had a character that had magical origami and one that had Voodoo powers…they must be combined!

donkeytiara

it sounds wonderful…but I don’t do coconut…drats…

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Another sample from Starfevre! I am a vanilla fiend, so of course I had to give this one a try. I must say, I am unsure why there is shredded coconut in this tea, it has nothing to do with French vanilla (neither do almonds, but oh well). The base tea is much darker than the picture, it almost black, and there are some stems included. It smells vaguely vanilla-esque, perhaps with a bit of a custard note.

The steeped tea smells sort of like vanilla custard as well, but the aroma is not as strong as I would like. This is definitely a light-bodied and lightly flavored vanilla tea. I do enjoy the vanilla that’s here, and it does remind me of vanilla bean, which is nice. However, I feel this needs more, either in the vanilla flavor or in the base tea’s flavor. It just falls a little flat as-is, with a lack of dimension.

Flavors: Malt, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

That’s too bad! I love vanilla too and was wondering how strong it was in here.

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430 tasting notes

Sooo this is going to be a shorter review.
My pain killers are kicking in like…6 hours late and is making me feel super exhausted, despite all the tea I am drinking tonight! XD Was going to try all of the Persimmon Tree’s teas, but I am gonna have to end on this one. :/
I don’t know why I never bothered getting a sample of this from the few times I ordered from them. I have no idea what I was thinking! Maybe I thought the name was too bland…I really have no idea.
But I’m regretting not trying this sooner!
I love vanilla teas, I need to try all the vanilla teas!
The smell of this one really threw me off though. It smelled strongly of chocolate and coffee. Perhaps my sniffer is just broken, but it definitely smelled that way to me!
The taste is fantastic!
I’d compare it to the Vanilla jelly beans you can get at the store.
It’s so full and strong. This one will really wake you up in the morning!
It’s much stronger than Periwinkle, in fact, it’s one of the strongest vanilla teas I’ve had so far on my quest for the perfect vanilla tea!
Really enjoying this one. If you are looking for a good vanilla tea, this is worth a try!
I will definitely have to pick more of this up!!
Thank you soo much for the sample, Persimmon Tree Tea! :D

Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee, Sweet, Vanilla

Fjellrev

Nice, I’ve been curious about this one! And I hate when painkillers take forever to kick in, or if they don’t do anything at all.

Ost

If you live in the US, I can send you some if you want! (: It’s really good! Just let me know.

Fjellrev

Thanks, but no worries! I have been planning on ordering a few samples from them but keep brushing it off haha.

Ost

Heh okay. Well definitely try this one!

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Backlog:

A really good vanilla flavored black tea. The black tea is robust and full-flavored and it marries well with the sweet, creamy vanilla notes. Slightly dry astringency. The dry leaf has some coconut and almond slivers but I really don’t get a lot of coconut or almond flavor from this. If I slurp the sip, the aeration does encourage these flavors to come forward a little but they are still quite slight and nearly indistinguishable.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/10/french-vanilla-bean-black-tea-from-the-persimmon-tree/

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532 tasting notes

Ho hum.

I’m debating a Persimmon Tree order and I remembered I had an old sample of this to try, which is great because I’d been considering adding it to my cart.

I won’t be doing so.

It’s not terrible, I mean I didn’t hate it, but it was only ok.
I appreciated the lack of chemical flavoring taste, and it really seemed to be more about the tea than the vanilla.

It was definitely a strong cuppa, and I’m wondering if I accidentally oversteeped it as it was quite bitter and astringent at the end. Left my mouth dry.

Not the vanilla tea for me!

Tealizzy

Periwinkle is better. :)

whatshesaid

Good to know, thanks! :)

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126 tasting notes

Thought I would start my morning with a black tea. It is my first day off (from everything) in a long time. I should use it to study. I feel what better way to wake up with tea :). I didn’t care for this at first. I had put the whole sample in my PerfecTea maker and steeped for 3 minutes. I thought it was bitter. I added a little sugar and continued to drink it. About halfway through my mug I decided that it wasn’t bad. I don’t feel that I personally tasted the vanilla but whatever flavors I did taste worked very well together.

Preparation
Boiling 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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31 tasting notes

The smell of vanilla is strong with this one. I brewed for 3min @ 200F twice. Hot, there is something off in the flavor almost artificial – not my favorite vanilla. But, cold is much better. Unlike other vanillas which get lost cold, this one’s clean and very tasty.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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41 tasting notes

Ordered a sample of this, and I have brewed it twice so far. When I opened the sample pouch, I immediately got a strong scent of vanilla, which was pleasant. I brewed the tea in my french press, since I am waiting for my infuser in the mail, and it worked well for this purpose.

My first cup had a really hearty vanilla flavor, almost like a vanilla dessert, and though I don’t add sugar to tea, I wanted to with this one. However, the tea was also very astringent, and I thought that it was likely due to me steeping it too long at just over 4 minutes. So the next time I made a cup, I tried steeping for 3 minutes… still flavorful, but still rather astringent. I am hoping it’s me and not the tea, so I will try again once my infuser comes in the mail, and see if it works better for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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