drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
13 tasting notes

Just a quick note on my first try at this one. I’ll be back to update, I’m sure. I tend to prefer straight teas, but a hint of flavor is ok so long as it accompanies well. And the vanilla in this tea does do that. I agree with others who mentioned that the vanilla and creamy notes come out more as the tea cools. The package said to steep at 185 degrees F, but I steeped at 190 degrees F. The dry leaves smelled wonderful - strong vanilla. But the wet leaves and tea itself did not have such a strong vanilla scent; in fact the wet leaves smelled a little like formaldehyde. Thankfully the tea did not smell, or taste, like that :) The tea itself was not very strong, a bit watery, but the hint of creamy vanilla was nice.

I still prefer a good straight tea, but I can see myself reaching for this one out of the cupboard, especially for a light dessert tea.

2018-07-04 Just tried this tea again with a little vanilla almond milk to make a latte — not too bad.

Flavors: Cream, Orchid, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’ve recently made the turn from being more of a coffee bean gal to a green tea maven. I’m partial to straight teas. And I’ve just begun to explore oolongs. I do enjoy a fruity-floral-sweet herbal cup now and then as well. I’m by no means an experienced tea taster, but I’m learning (and enjoying every sip)!


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