Vanilla Orange Cola Black

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Black Tea
Black Tea, Natural Flavours, Orange, Orange Peel, Vanilla Bean
Citrus, Cola, Orange, Sweet, Vanilla
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Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
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Iced 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 32 oz / 946 ml

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Tea of the Week for July 27, 2020: Vanilla Orange Cola Black Tea!

Tea Description: This was one of the very first teas to make it onto the menu for this month – because I loved the idea the instant I heard about it – and in truth – it’s one that I was also considering because my youngest LOVES the orange vanilla cola that came out last year (or the year before? Has it been that long already? Not sure!)

Anyway, I decided that this is a tea that needed to be crafted & it’s the perfect time to do that – because summer!

This tea tastes awesome – it starts with a blend of Assamica & Yunnan teas & is combined with organic vanilla beans, oranges & orange peel, plus a touch of essence for that cola taste. So good! It’s also VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free!

ingredients: black tea

organic ingredients: black tea, orange peel, oranges, vanilla beans & natural flavors

I am loving every single sip of this tea. At the moment, I’m taste testing it hot, but I had some iced earlier & it’s excellent either way – but really, it’s something extra special when it’s chilled. The flavors really pop & it tastes like you’re sipping on soda – only it’s better (not to mention better for you!) because it’s TEA!

to brew: Use 3g of tea to 12 ounces of nearly boiling water (205°F). allow to steep for 3 minutes. strain & enjoy.

I highly recommend adding just a teensy bit of sugar to this. Not a lot is needed (I used 1/2 teaspoon) but it really does enhance the overall “cola” flavor to it.

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Happy National Creamsicle Day! Today (8/14… who knows when I’ll actually get to post this to Steepster since the Dashboard is broken again) the prompt is to drink a tea with orange or vanilla flavor notes!

I’m actually getting to that point of sipdown-ness that many common flavor profiles are now missing from my cupboard… orange/vanilla being one of them. I knocked around doing an Orange Ginger Pu’erh or a vanilla black chai, but then I found I had this… The only orange+vanilla tea in my cupboard! Still in the category of "new"ness that I’ve been avoiding to focus solely on my oldest teas, but I decided to brew it up anyway.

I used half the 15g sampler (7.5g) for a liter of iced tea. I steeped the tea warm and then chilled it, as I like the flavors of black teas better that way than cold brewed. I also added a bit of liquid sugar to the cold tea and carbonated it… this is also the only “soda” tea left in my stash so I wanted to go all out.

With just that little touch of sweetness and the carbonation, this tastes spot on like a cola. Strong cola flavor, natural sweetness from the vanilla, and a hint of citrusy orange toward the end of the sip. I could do with the orange being a bit stronger, but perhaps the added sweetness is cloaking it a bit.

What I wouldn’t give for 52Teas to have a “rotating soda tea” as a D’s Teas permanent blend… I love them so much, and they are so hard to find! (Does anyone know of some good, readily available/easily accessible soda teas?)

Flavors: Citrus, Cola, Orange, Sweet, Vanilla

Iced 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

It is fixed! I see you! :)

Mastress Alita

I know. I wrote this (and many other notes) days ago. I write my notes on an external file and have been waiting for the site to be fixed to post them.


Duh! Now I see the date you put. Seriously, half the time anymore I barely know what month it is, much less what day. I should have paid more attention. I sure was glad to see the dashboard back!

Mastress Alita

Hah, I have a coworker who is notoriously bad at keeping track of the days of the week, so I’ve assigned her to keep track for me… I prefer her days since she often skips ahead a few. :-) I’m glad the site is working too!


Huh, I don’t think I remember anyone else doing any soda teas, except for a Bird & Blend?

Mastress Alita

Yes, but Bird&Blend’s also isn’t a “core tea”/“permanent collection” tea… really looking for something I know I can reliably order at any time!


Yeah, I figured…


I’m thinking about it. Would you want it to be just “cola” tea – or could it be soda teas in general, including root beer – and any tea base? Because I have a feeling that some of the Crisp Cranberry Soda fans would like to have that one come out every once in a while. :)

Mastress Alita

Any pop/soda/cola/carbonated beverage-inspired teas would be lovely!


I agree! Soda teas of any kind in the lineup would be great!


cool – this may be coming soon. I do have a lot of things on my plate right now – working to get caught up while creating a new website and getting my hundreds of blog posts converted onto google docs – but please know that this may be incorporated to 52Teas/D’s teas soon.

Mastress Alita

Wow, amazing, Anne! (Also excited to hear about a new website, I noticed a while ago the blog posts weren’t displaying for me anymore, so I’m guessing that is part of the issue).


Right – that is the issue. I was told by the ecommerce platform that I use that the template I purchased is no longer being supported – so I decided – OK – then I’m no longer gonna support this ecommerce platform. So, I’m working on something new.


Ooh, excellent news! I love your soda pop teas!

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today this one worked better than it has before, though admittedly it was more vanilla cola than vanilla ORANGE cola.

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