The Naughty Vicar

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Black Currant, Blackberry, Dark Wood, Malt, Vanilla
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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 343 ml

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From The London Tea Room

Our own creation. A blend of premium black tea with a touch of black currant and organic vanilla. Heavily scented and rumoured to be an aphrodisiac.

We started the rumour. Your snogging will keep it in play.

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Tony & I got out & cleaned all the snow off our cars this afternoon, & I drove home, slipping & sliding all the way. I’m actually really good at driving on slick stuff, but was still glad to get home, where I’ve been happily sipping teas all afternoon.

It’s been awhile since I drank this one, so the boys & I made a nice big teapot full, thinking we would polish it off, but it turns out there is still enough to have it one more time. Into the sipdown box the last bit goes.

This is a black tea with the rich tartness of black currant & the creaminess of vanilla. I added a touch of sweet to my cup as well, & I had forgotten how tasty this one is!


The Naughty Vicar , for real??? That’s hilarious!!!


Great name.

Terri HarpLady

I love the name, hence I bought the tea, lol

Terri HarpLady

oh, & it’s because black currant is suppose to be an aphrodisiac!

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Another sipdown today! I also get to pack away a bit of my matcha for a friend so new flavours get to be opened soon! yay! I like this one a bunch. I think the vanilla helps to temper the black currant flavour and make it a bit more enjoyable that the harney and sons version. thanks again for this one terri!

Terri HarpLady

Glad you like it!

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To celebrate having gone to bed at a decent hour AND having woken up on time (in spite of the fact that I’ve done nothing productive since then), I decided to have a nice cup of black tea! And what better to have than a surprise sample given to me by Azzrian: the Naughty Vicar!

The dry tea smells a bit fruity and rich. Mmmm.

Steeped, it smells exactly like some sort of familiar candy! Perhaps sour berry gummy candies? The $0.05 ones? I can’t quite place it, but it is SO familiar. And yay, it tastes true to the aroma! Not sweet, but it tastes like those candies, backed by a light black base (it might have been stronger had I steeped it longer than 3 minutes, but I’m SO wary of oversteeping right now).

This is pretty good! Not a tea I’d rush to go out and buy myself, but I doubt I’ll have any difficulty finishing it. Thanks Azzrian!

Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Kay Kanada

Best. name. EVER.


yes I find it rather amusing as well.


Thanks Krystaleyn, its not for everyone but its a fun tea to try and yes Missy and Kay the name is awesome :)


I actually thought it was a pretty well done fruity black :) Also happy I didn’t oversteep it!


LOL yeah I see you have been over steeping a lot lately. I get distracted too easily myself at times.


Yes, I’ve either been distracted or selected a time that was too high. Sigh. Doesn’t make for a nice cup of tea, since I don’t add milk or sugar…

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Wow I can’t believe I have no tasting note on this one!
I had to go back to my roots of loose leaf today.
This is one of the fist loose leaf teas I ever had in my stash before I had a stash even!
I got this while in St. Louis for my daughter’s neuro surgery appt. (one of many) – we were lucky enough to be able to go to The London Tea Room! We all loved every moment of our time there – wonderful place!
This tea reminds me of the struggles we all went though and the good times as well.
We love St. Louis so many positive changes happened there for my Emma and our family!
Happy dance.
This tea is smokey and fruity.
It has a little bit of a Lapsang Souchong flavor to it but only slightly and please don’t be discouraged if you don’t like LS – London Tea Room does not even mention if the black base is an LS but I just sort of get that smokey thing from it – but only a touch. It is more sweet and vanilla.
Great berry flavor.
I do have to say I have never tasted anything else like it!
If you want something new and different in a black tea this is the one to order!


Where is the London Tea Room? We do a family weekend in STL at least once a year.


Oh its close to the Union Station downtown! :)
I have a review up on it on here.
Shows a map too!


What a hilarious name for a tea!


I know right lol I love it!

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A postscript to my previous review: This tea is good cold brewed as well. I had only a rounded teaspoon left, so I put it in a quart jar of water and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Yum! Sadly though, now it’s all gone. One of these days I’ll have to visit my sis in Saint Louis and have a shopping spree at the London Tea Room. That was some good stuff, Maynard!

Terri HarpLady

Just jump in that little Beetle Bug Volkswagon & come see me, sis!

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I am so painfully behind on logging my teas. I’ve been drinking a lot, but for some reason I am lacking the motivation to log them all. Well, I must push through and try to catch up! Starting with this, which I got in the book club swap with Terri HarpLady and am sipping right now!

I was planning on a gongfu session with one of the new(ish) Verdant oolongs, but I’ve been eating painfully healthy recently so screw it, I’m making a latte! Not that lattes are particularly bad for you, I’ve been using less and less sugar in mine recently. 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, a tiny squeeze of honey, and my sample of this lovely blend which reminds me wonderfully of my beloved Paris.

This is creamy with a delicious berry note, so smooth and tasty! As a latte it’s just to die for, like a fancy dressed up london fog. And perfect for the book we are reading, An American Heiress. Blackcurrant always reads as a very European taste to me (probably because of those hard candies that come in the fancy gold tins), so I can close my eyes and imagine myself in a British castle, hanging out in front of a roaring fire instead of a boring old tv!

Terri HarpLady

I’m so glad you like it! I’ve never thought about doing it Latte style, I’ll have to give that a go!


It’s really good! The moment I sniffed the dry leaves I knew it was destined for a decadent preparation.

Terri HarpLady

I could use a little decadence!


I love making tea lattes, it’s a nice way to feel like you’re pampering yourself without actually eating/drinking something that is overly sugary and bad for you!

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911 tasting notes

This smells nice. Sweet and warm and cuddly. A bit like cinnamon toast without the cinnamon. So basically buttered, sugared bread. Mmm. I actually think the vanilla is corresponding to the butter and sugar thing. There’s another, almost blackberry preserves note in there. Very faint. I’m guessing it is the currant? I have no idea what a currant really is or tastes like (other than it is a fruit) so I’m not sure if that is how currant is supposed to smell, but that’s what I’m going with.

Taste-wise, it’s not as sweet as the smell. I’m picking up more of the blackberry-which-is-probably-actually-currant taste, especially at the end – it is the main aftertaste, very fruity – and not so much on the vanilla. It’s nice and I think a pretty easy to like tea, but I want something more dessert like. So for the remaining 8-ish ounces, I’m putting in a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of milk.

Hello berries! It’s very fruity now. Almost a mix of grape and blackberry jelly – not preserves but the sweeter jelly (might want to back off on the sugar next time just a bit). The front taste is very grape jelly and then a more blackberry taste comes in on the end. Yep, this would qualify as a dessert tea now.

Okay, this is not a complex cup. Sure, there is tea in there but it’s a backdrop for the fruity taste, especially once doctored. Straight it is darker, richer… more of an average-ish morning feeling blend with a fruity addition. It seems like a better quality tea base than a lot of flavored blends (I’m thinking Adagio here, which I don’t really enjoy their flavored stuff without milk and sugar) and very sippable with no additions, but it’s nothing more than on the good side of standard. The milk and sugar makes it very dessert-y though. The tea moves fully to the background and dark berries just do a little chorus line dance in the front of it, sequins flashing. Yeah, not a fancy or nuanced cup. But nice flavors and so I’m liking it.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

The name of this tea is great. It makes me wonder about why it’s named The Naughty Vicar, actually.

Currants are usually compared to raisins, though I think they’re actually berries.


Sounds intersting too.


LOL…that is a GREAT name for a tea.


Haha! I was wondering why this name, too! I can’t even pretend I have a clue what it means but it is giggle-worthy.

And if currants are raisin-like berries, perhaps the grape/blackberry taste I was getting was fairly accurate. Yay!


LOL, I agree with Angrboda, the name is so much win! XD


The name makes me want to try it!


Such a dirty old man name! EWWWW. But sort of awesome.

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Thank you Terri harplady for this wonderful brew:)
This is soooo tasty, I have added it to my shopping list. This is smooth, fragrant and essentially delicious.

4 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

Glad you like it! :)


I love the name.


Mmm I love the Naughty Vicar !

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It smelled really good. The flavour was a nice vanilla mixed with berry. This makes a good brunch tea.

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

Glad you like it, Lariel!

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I got this as a lovely surprise from Azzrian – thanks so much! It even gave the package it came in a lovely, fruity aroma.

I brewed this for 3 mins on the nose as I have a tendency to over-steep black teas. This is highly fragrant when brewed and yields light, juicy blackberry notes. I can sit by this and enjoy the aroma drifting over from the cup.

With the first sips, the taste is more floral and less juicy than other flavoured teas I’ve tried, and the black tea seems smoother and (as another reviewer pointed out below), tastes of good quality. I think this would be something I’d have as a breakfast blend on days as a change from Cream of Earl Grey. As I get further down the cup, it’s growing on me more and more. The slight sweetness reminds me of chewy sweets I used to have in the UK as a kid (in a good way).

3 min, 15 sec

I am SO glad you enjoy it! I absolutely LOVE the Naughty Vicar :)

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