Yuck. The black tea used in this totally ruins it. It’s abrasive and somewhat bitter, and the vanilla is only present in the aftertaste. I didn’t even get the pretty vanilla smell that everyone else has commented on.
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So I offered to cover someone’s shift at the yoga studio this morning but I also wanted to squeeze in a class before I started so that meant no time for tea. However there’s a Good Earth across the way so I just ran out to grab a Vanilla Bean tea misto. So yummy!
A little treat after my early morning class. Ahh. Now to sit here in peace.
This is a bit bitter, but I also think I overleafed it a bit so it might be that causing it. I can definitely taste the vanilla, though it’s not as strong as I like my vanilla to be in tea. I like to have a STRONG vanilla if I’m going to have something labeled vanilla tea. Exception being the Persimmon Tree’s vanilla black tea because although that flavour is pretty subtle, it’s also awesome. This one is not as awesome as that. It’s not terrible, if I ignore the bitterness, but it’s not what I want from a vanilla tea.
Thanks to KallieBoo! for this sample.
I might have rated this tea a bit higher, if it wasn’t so damn expensive! I was expecting more from a tea that was practically a dollar a bag and it did not deliver.
It’s essentially a basic, slightly bitter black tea. Some other people who’ve reviewed this tea referred to the vanilla flavour as delicate or an aftertaste but I think they’re just being generous! It’s completely non-existent! The tea smells a bit like vanilla, but I had to practically stick my nose in the hot water to notice it.
I tried it black and basic first, and then after reading a few reviews tossed in some milk and sugar to ‘bring out’ the vanilla. This did help! It made it drinkable and I’ll probably take the remaining tea bags to work and just treat it like a basic, black tea.
Had this, bagged, in my meeting yesterday, and it was the one thing that was making it livable. However, it wasn’t the best of teas – it was just decent. I drank with milk and sugar, and would probably not like much without because there was this background “blea” to the tea that I can’t put my finger on – possibly the black tea base? Icky vanilla beans? Not sure. However, it is a heck of a lot better than the bad coffee they’re offering, or the incessant soda cans.