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Black Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Vanilla
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  • “Backlog: As I wrote in my full-length article – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/10/21/vanilla-almond-black-tea-blend-from-the-secret-garden-tea-company/ – this tea is unbelievably smooth. So...” Read full tasting note
  • “I definitely oversteeped this one. >< Couldn’t find out how long to steep it for though, so I did it for like 4 mins or so. Apparently that was too long, because it turned out REALLY...” Read full tasting note
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From Secret Garden Tea Company

One of our staff favourites! Pair with desserts such as marzipan pear tarts, lavender shortbread, and chocolate bon-bons for a decadent treat.

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The Secret Garden Tea Company has been sharing the tea experience in Vancouver, Canada, since 1996. Visit us or buy our premium tea blends online at www.secretgardentea.com.

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Backlog:

As I wrote in my full-length article – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/10/21/vanilla-almond-black-tea-blend-from-the-secret-garden-tea-company/ – this tea is unbelievably smooth. So sweet and silky and delightfully yummy.

There is very little astringency to this – the earliest sips were not astringent and as I continued to sip, I started to pick up on a light dryness. It’s very smooth from start to finish.

The vanilla is noticeable right from the start. I would pick up on the almond somewhere between the start and mid-sip, and I found that the vanilla and nutty flavor were very complemented each other well.

The black tea base is smooth and even-toned, I suspect it is a Ceylon. A really nice tea.

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I definitely oversteeped this one. >< Couldn’t find out how long to steep it for though, so I did it for like 4 mins or so. Apparently that was too long, because it turned out REALLY bitter.
I could still taste the vanilla though. It was a deep, and yet kinda fluffy vanilla, kinda like a marshmallow. If I hadn’t oversteeped it, it would have been a wonderful cuppa!
I will have to mess around with it some more till I get it right!
Thank you for the sample, LiberTEAS! I do love to try another vanilla tea!

Flavors: Bitter, Vanilla

Anlina

I’m not sure why, but all of the Secret Garden blacks I tried were very sensitive to over steeping. I did them all at 3min or less, and even 3 min was really pushing it. Cooler water might also be worth trying (I used 96C)

Ost

Thanks for the tip!! I will definitely keep that in mind next time I try it! I tend to forget about teas while steeping, so I’ll be super cautious with this one!

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