Vanilla! Sweet! Rooibos! Nutty! Lovely! See my other notes…I’m calming down to a cup of this right now.
“Vanilla! Sweet! Rooibos! Nutty! Lovely! See my other notes…I’m calming down to a cup of this right now.” Read full tasting note
“Backlogging, and based almost entirely on relatively recent memory Experience buying from Village Tea Company Online: Overall, positive (I hope to write a more...” Read full tasting note
“The Village Tea Company delivers again! The vanilla flavoring goes very well with the already-sweet rooibos. Smooth and relaxing!” Read full tasting note
Ingredients: South African rooibos, flavor
Health Benefits: antioxidant rich, caffeine free
There’s an incredible simplicity in our Sweet Grace Vanilla Rooibos Tea. The soothing flavor of vanilla and the naturally sweet and mildly nutty palate of rooibos tea come together in a soothing mellow flavor. As the fragrant end to a wonderful meal, or a sweet and delicate treat, our Sweet Grace Vanilla Rooibos Tea is a graceful escape from your everyday.
Each loose tea is packed in 2 100% non bleached cotton muslin bag. Additionally, 10 100% natural paper filters are provided so that you can make your own personal tea bag based on your taste. And of course, the package is made of 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.
Servings Per Container:
Sweet Grace Vanilla
Assertive and Appetizing. Sassy and Stimulating
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Rooibos VanillaJulius Meinl
Vanilla RooibosTownshend's Tea Company
Backlogging, and based almost entirely on relatively recent memory
Experience buying from Village Tea Company Online: Overall, positive (I hope to write a more formal review later)
Packaging: I love the packaging: very stylish looking sturdy paper cylinders, with a very tightly fitting lid. The 110 grams of tea comes in two beige colored cloth bags (almost like a bag of gold dust a prospector might keep stashed away!), and there are about 10 of those little paper teabags to put the ‘gold’ in. This is probably the most ingenious packing for tea that I have ever seen. It really makes the experience brewing it up a little more fun.
Appearance and aroma of dry leaf: Looks just like plain rooibus; but the aroma, ahh, the aroma, it is possibly my favorite smelling tea (that, and Harney’s Vanilla Comoro): it reminds me of walking into one of those climate controlled cigar rooms and taking a deep breath (I used to smoke a cigar on rare occasions, but it’s been a long time).
Brewing guidelines: Glass Bodum pot, with metal infuser/plunger; stevia added. I should probably use a pot that retains the heat better, but I love seeing the color of this tea.
……….1st: Near boiling; 2’…….Awesome!
……….2nd: Nearer boiling; 3’…Good.
……….3rd: Boiling; 5’……………Decent enough.
Color and aroma of tea liquor: a beautiful dark, rosy-red color; a wonderful vanilla smell.
Flavor of tea liquor: Awesome! It’s sweet, with strong notes of vanilla and possibly milder notes of tobacco. I can usually get three decent steeping out of this, even if it means steeping it for ten minutes for the third (I love that you can’t over-steep an herbal tea).
Blends well with: I blended it with one plain rooibus with success.
Value: Although I was fortunate enough to buy this on a promotional deal, it’s on the pricy side for a flavored rooibos at their standard price ($13.95/110 grams).
Overall: Although I am a green tea fanatic, I absolutely love this tea! I think I must really like vanilla, for I seem to love anything with vanilla in it (now that I think of it, in regards to ice cream I do prefer vanilla over chocolate). To me, in many ways, this tea smells like fresh, quality tobacco, and although I don’t smoke, I love the smell of good tobacco. I sometimes make this as a treat in the evening. This is a tea I will seriously consider buying again when I run out. It ROCKS!