drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
79 tasting notes

Vanilla Orchid, sure has a pleasing smell to it, almost like a yogurt or something, certainly not the typical french vanilla smell most people are used to, this is REAL vanilla. This was my first try on an Oolong tea and I must say it is a pretty nice tea.

Dry the tea looks like dried up rolled up grass almost, very unique looking tea I must say, it has a soft natural vanilla smell to it. While it is steeping the tea retains it’s light vanilla scent and the leaves just explode open, and I mean this stuff will fill up your infuser, use caution if using a tea ball it might explode from the pressure!

The final brew is a light green colour with the same natural vanilla scent to it, the tea has a lovely soft taste to it, if you like flavored teas or real powerful black teas you may not enjoy this one. Would taste great with some of Davids (or other brands) Vanilla or Raspberry agave.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

I will attempt to taste and comment on each and every blend offered from DAVIDsTEA and of course anything else that comes across my path.

I only drink tea brewed from loose leaf tea, and tend to sweeten my teas with a teaspoon of raw cane sugar per 8oz of tea and consider a cup either 12oz or 16oz depending on what mug I want to use.

I generally do not put milk in my tea’s; however sometimes I may make a ‘London Fog’ style drink or add milk to herbal infusions to add a bit more creaminess to it.

And I generally enjoy drink a nice hot tea while relaxing listening to some Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.

I am quite liberal with my Tea ratings, I take the smiley face to heart for judging. If I really like it then it will score a high grade regardless of the brand or if I can keep it in my cupboard or not. But to break it down further a bit more check this out:

0-10 – Wouldn’t drink it if I was dying.
10-20 – Are you sure this didn’t come out of a bag?
20-50 – There is hope for this tea…somewhere but not here
50-60 – Drinkable, but not stockable
60-70 – Ok, were onto something here!
70-80 – Wow you gotta try this
80+ I freaking love it, where can I buy it?


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