Hm. I love vanilla. I love black tea. This one…doesn’t do it for me.
I can smell the vanilla. I can taste the tea. But they are just sort of “there” and not doing anything in particular together. It probably doesn’t help that the tea tastes like garden-variety blended tea – I suspect it’s made of a bunch of different teas all melded together, and I’ve developed a sufficiently discerning palate regarding “tea” that it now just tastes like nothing in particular. It’s generic.
It was not helped by the fact that I had to brew twice as many leaves to get my usual strength.
This is why I like to buy samples. It means I’m not too sorry when I find one I don’t go for.
Final verdict: meh. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to strongly recommend it either.
Flavors: Tea, Vanilla