V is for… Vanilla Fluff!
Thank you to Sil/VariaTEA for sending this sample along!
This didn’t really smell like vanilla and visually was very fruit heavy so my expectations were low, but I liked it a lot – it’s more of a fruit blend for sure but there’s something unique happening with the way the very thick creamy vanilla flavour is playing alongside those fruit notes. As best I can describe it, this reminded me of a “Dole Whip” – tropical, sweet and tangy crushed pineapple meets vanilla ice cream/whipped cream. However, then you need to take that Dole Whip comparison and shove in some hibiscus and a boozier “marshmallow vodka” type note into the mix too.
Big, big flavour blast – but surprisingly some complexity there too.
I wish I had more of it because I found it very interesting – but I’m honestly just grateful to have tried a new tea regardless! I’ll have to see what I think of the other Tea Girl samples – maybe enough will pique my interest for an order.