29 Tasting Notes
Tastes like most chocolate-style mates I’ve had so far. The specific flowers in this blend soften the flavor (which is the key to most “latte”-style teas, along with wonder that is vanilla). It’s nice to have what’s effectively a latte in taste without resorting to milk of any type, and nice to have a caffeinated herbal tea with this effect (you often find black tea blends of the latte kind, the “Creamy Earl Grey”s and suchlike).
I really like the softened orange taste of this blend, which makes use of vanilla and flowers to give a “latte” style taste to the black tea and orange. Plus it being orange instead of the stronger bergamot yields a not-too-strong flavor; just right. The vanilla softens the citrus taste further, giving it a distinct taste from that of other softer citrus teas like Lady Grey.
One of my favorite chocolate teas that’s also dairy-free. I usually like to drink this in the morning—at least, I do during the fall and winter months. (And spring as well, considering how the weather goes in the Pacific Northwest.) I haven’t had it iced, not sure it would do well there; but then again, you never know until you try.
I really love Vanilla Bean, apparently more than a lot of other folks. I think the vanilla blends perfectly with pretty good black tea, and am hard-pressed to think of a finer version for black tea. It tastes very natural, unlike some other teas that often rely on vanilla flavoring rather than vanilla beans.