…so, this is the T Kettle version of Vanilla Cappuccino.
Obvious comparison of the vanilla/coffee profile (and shockingly similar ingredients list) aside, the two teas actually taste very different. Plus, there’s a difference in smell. I’m not a coffee expect by any means and I wont pretend to be, but the dry leaf aroma of this blend is a bit off putting to me – it almost smells oily/fishy.
Thankfully it doesn’t taste that way at all. It’s actually not really sweet, which was surprising to me at first because the tea they’re trying to recreate is very sweet. Like, I don’t taste the stevia in this tea at all (and I do taste it in Vanilla Capp) but I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or not because I sort of want sweetness from this tea!? It’s a really pronounced dark roasted coffee flavour that takes up the majority of the sip. Creamy and vanilla? Yes, but honestly not a lot – certainly not to the level that the name or copy writing would seem to imply.
I don’t like the taste of coffee very much, so the strong and pronounced roasted coffee flavour was off putting to me personally – but that definitely doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t appeal to other people! Ironically, the coffee note reminds me more of DT’s Coffee Pu’erh than Vanilla Cappuccino. If you like Vanilla Cappuccino for the sweetness and the fact is mirrors more of the sweet Starbucks coffee drink vibe/makes that coffee flavour a bit more approachable than I think this would be a disappointment. However, if you think Vanilla Cappuccino is too sweet or doesn’t have enough coffee? Then I think you’d probably dig this one.
I’m just not loving it – but for personal taste preference reasonsl.