I found this bitter and not very vanilla. Not a fan.
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“The name of it, Sicilian Vanilla, immediately begged the question to me of what makes it Sicilian. The ingredient list provided a clue: a blend of black teas, helichrysum flowers, vanilla bean,...” Read full tasting note
Do vanilla beans grow in Italy? We like to think so. Regardless, this black tea is blended with fine English oils made from Italian citrus fruits and sweet extracts, mixed with grade-A Madagascar vanilla beans (plus some vanilla extract for an extra boost), and the unique savory scent of helichrysum flowers. Sicilian Vanilla is a great blend for the citrus lover, the vanilla lover, or the black tea lover! This blend is part of the Original 20 M&K’s Blends.
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The name of it, Sicilian Vanilla, immediately begged the question to me of what makes it Sicilian. The ingredient list provided a clue: a blend of black teas, helichrysum flowers, vanilla bean, vanilla extract, fiori di Sicilia essential oil blend – aha! What is this?
How cool is this – it’s both a tea and a learning experience! I looked it up and found that fiori di Sicilia is a flavoring that contains vanilla, citrus and floral flavors. It is used most often in panettone. What an interesting thing to add to a vanilla tea! Dry, I couldn’t smell much other than the base. It was a good sign though, since many times flavored teas have flavoring added to cover up an inadequate base. I could smell the black tea and it smelled great, so I was encouraged.
Keep reading: https://tealover.net/2015/07/mks-tea-sicilian-vanilla/