This is my favorite tea of all time!
This tea is one of my favorites. The vanilla is a nice subtle vanilla with a hint of something that is reminiscent of the scent you pick up when walking into a leather or cigar shop. It's very subtle, warm, earthy and actually quite nice. I really love it! Not artificial tasting at all which is the problem with a lot of flavored teas I've tried. If you're a fan of vanilla this is a must try!
Like other reviews noted this tea is very thin, it has a very light mouthfeel kind of like a keemun. Has a very very light (watery) flavor almost like a tea that was already steeped, very disappointing, it has a very very small amount of what could be interpreted as vanilla...maybe.
The other reviewer noted a strong aftertaste, mine had literally none, not really surprising given the lack of initial flavor. The smell of the tea is slightly more vanilla, but seems like there are some other scents thrown in there as well, it's not really a pure vanilla scent. Scent is most evident in the dry leaves, when steeped it becomes very very light, you have to hold your nose within an inch or two of the top of the cup to smell it and even then it's not terribly strong.
And of course the tea has pretty much no resteep value...not much initial steep value either. Given the contrast to the other reviews it might lead me to believe I got old stock or a bad batch as I can't see how anyone could review a tea like this positively. SO YMMV..
The last vanilla tea i tried from a different company had about 1000x more smell (almost too much), still didn't have much flavor but certainly more than this one.
Upside is it has caffeine!! Everything else is terribly disappointing. ( especially because I really was in the mood for a vanilla tea :( )
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