A new tea from this year’s Winter/Holiday assortment!
I’m actually really excited that this tea is finally out because, despite the heavily seasonal name, I’ve been drinking this one for over a year now as just a go to blend whenever I want a really good, classic vanilla blend. It’s honestly a pretty simple tea – just a super brisk and full bodied “breakfast blend” style black tea with a really delicious and authentic rich vanilla. Highly aromatic with this great mix of almost mashmallow like light vanilla top notes with a rich and more dense vanilla finish.
It’s not really creamy/custardy the same way that a lot of DT’s vanilla blends tend to be and, while I do appreciate a good creamy vanilla, I’m so glad that we’ve got something now with that more complex true vanilla taste. Like, this is the type of flavour I would have expected to get from DT’s Vanilla Bean Black instead of the more coconut custard leaning taste I find is true for that tea. It feels so classic steeped up and honestly just works super well straight or with the additions of your choice – milk or latte format is pretty awesome.
Really, my only personal criticism is that because the name is so highly seasonal it means that I’ve gotta remember to pick up a larger bag of it now because we won’t have it year round and it’s become a year round tea for me…
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