Another sample from the very generous scribbles! I love vanilla, so whenever I see a vanilla tea that I haven’t tried, I ask for a sample. To be honest, I don’t generally expect much from the regular ol’ generic flavored vanilla teas, but I still want to try them! This one looks very generic, just small black tea leaves and vanilla flavor. Dry scent is very sweet vanilla custard, yum! I steeped mine for 3 minutes at 200 degrees.
Brewed, it still mostly smells like vanilla custard, but for some reason I also get a mushroom-y scent. Odd! Luckily, it doesn’t taste like mushrooms. Hmm… I actually quite like this! The flavoring is a bit more subtle than I’d like, but the base tea itself is nice and mellow with no astringency. There’s that vanilla custard-esque flavor, along with something that resembles caramel, which turns it into a kind of creme brulee tea! I also get a touch of woody flavor which is what I generally associate with “bourbon” vanilla. Yummy! :)
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Custard, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood