Bourbon Vanilla

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This flavoured tea is an incredible blend of Ceylon Black Tea and real bourbon vanilla pieces. The rich and distinct flavour and aroma of vanilla is infused into Black Tea creating an unforgettable tea experience. Bourbon Vanilla provides a strong vanilla flavour without being overpowering, which makes it perfect to be served with desserts and enjoyed any time of day by tea and vanilla lovers.

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I…..hmm. I didn’t care much for this one, and that makes me sad. I’ve been searching for a good vanilla black and this is not it. It’s my first Teaopia tea and I’m not so impressed. Both with the shop itself, the employees were slightly rude and completely unhelpful, and with the tea. There was no, “Oh, it’s your first time here? Well, this is what is in this tea, and this tea is similar, it has this and that and this…” Nope. Just pulled down the few I wanted to smell, waved the lid of the tin in an effort to bring the smell to me, I think, but in actuality waved the scent of the teas away from me, and bagged it up. I bought 50 g of Dublin Cream thinking, foolishly, it was an Irish Cream, but no. It’s black tea, coffee beans, and jasmine. The store was so dark that I couldn’t actually see in the tins, which was irritating in and of itself.

As for the flavor of the tea, well, the tea was bitter and the vanilla was weak. So it was everything I never wanted in a tea XD

I think I’ve been utterly spoiled by DavidsTea, both in tea flavor and customer service.

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Did you go to Sq1? I’ve noticed that about the employees there. The one near the new DT by my work is so much better :)


No, it was the one downtown on Queen Street. I dunno, I haven’t heard good things and this visit seemed to confirm that.


oh the new location? yah the David’s Queen st people said the same thing! ah well I get awesome customer service at my location but sometimes the tea is questionable lol


Yeah, I wasn’t very impressed. Though I will be returning for a giant tin of vanilla mint mate XD


I work for Teaopia and the employees shouldn’t act like that at all. We’re supposed to keep taking down tins for you and suggesting teas until you confirm you don’t want any more. AND there’s even a strict method of how we wave the scent to you as well…. so yeah. I would definitely report your negative experience to the company, as that store doesn’t seem to be doing their job properly. :) Our district manager is pretty intense about customer service.


Done and done. It is worth mentioning that I haven’t set foot in a Teaopia since I visited this store.


Aww, it’s really a shame! Yeah, the district manager will REALLY kick their butts for that. I work in Burlington and both our stores there are super friendly and helpful! Everyone at my store loves our job and loves tea!
I do notice the atmosphere different from store to store. It depends on the manager. Both the stores in my town have a very relaxed, happy attitude and that’s because both of the managers are very laid back.(Which is supposed to be the atmosphere in the stores.) Meanwhile, I’ve heard that the Square One location is very competitive with sales and pushy.
In the end of the day it’s one of those situations where you can blame the whole company for the actions of one store. All you can do is make sure that the company knows about it so the situation can be fixed. Still, I apologize for it! :(

Tina S.

Sadly the Brampton location is the same as Square One, so avoid that one as well. Multiple complaints haven’t fixed it. :(


Yeah, I work in Square One occasionally and can’t walk by there without one of the employees pushily trying to guide me into their store. “No thanks” only works occasionally.


Just for a quick follow up, I finally received a reply (I sent the email Thursday night). It was, essentially, “thanks for letting us know”. Blegh. I guess I really have been spoiled by DavidsTea and their customer service…I’ve complained to them about much smaller issues and they’ve bent over backwards to make it right (including responding to my e-mail within a matter of hours). When you’re used to that kind of good service, a “thanks for letting us know” e-mail just doesn’t seem to cut it.

Michiroo, I’m glad you have such pride in the company you work for, I honestly believe that is an important part to any job, and I’m sure that if I frequented your store, things would be much different. But from what I’ve seen, Teaopia just isn’t a store I want to support and I continued to stand by my belief that Teaopia is the Teavana of Canada. This whole experience has done nothing to convince me to try the brand again. shrugs

It’s likely for the best…I have too many teas anyway ;)


I agree, I’d be pretty peeved if that email was all I got as well. :S
Maybe I’ve just been blessed with working in one of the better stores..? lol.
But yeah, I don’t blame you! In any case, enjoy your tea! (I have wayyyy too much tea as well… haha, but I can’t stop buying them! <3 )

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658 tasting notes

Drank this one last night.

This is good, not great. The scent is quite strong and I keep thinking it’s some sort of caramel tea. The taste is much more muted but still smooth and pleasant. I also had to use cream in this as we had no milk at the cottage, which could be changing my perception a bit.

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After falling in love with loose tea at The Urban Tea Merchant, I decided to check out Teaopia for more affordable tea. The clerk suggested this one when I mentioned that I’d had UTM’s Caramel tea and liked it.

I am sadly not as large a fan of this one as I expected to be. The flavor is sort of a bland-ish vanilla.

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Lately this has been my favorite (flavored) black tea to drink. The smell isn’t overpowering, and neither is the flavor once you brew it.
It goes down really smooth, none of the flavors will knock your socks off. The vanilla and bourbon work really well together, even though the bourbon flavoring is pretty subtle.

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First tea from teaopia. Just started drinking tea recently and decided to get some good stuff. After spending 45 minutes not knowing what to buy, I picked up a bag of this and Irish Breakfast. Have to say, I’m kind of disappointed. The vanilla aroma is very strong yet barely noticeable to my palate. Might’ve taken too long getting the water from the kettle to the cup so i was brewing almost 8-10 degrees below prescribed, but I doubt it has anything to do with it. Hopefully the Irish Breakfast will be more satisfying.

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