69 Tasting Notes
I like this tea. It reminds me of Mariage Frères’ Montagne d’Or, but it’s not quite the same. I feel like there’s a little bit of rose and then a sharper element so that it’s not completely mild. Overbrewing doesn’t make it super bitter. I think I might get tired of it after a while if I drank it too often, though.
I LOVE the taste of this tea. It’s one of the best vanilla flavored ones I’ve had (beaten only by Betjeman and Barton’s Les Classiques). I wish it weren’t decaffeinated, though, because H&S’s regular vanilla isn’t nearly as delicious, and I want to drink this in the morning, too.
This tea is a great morning tea. It tastes a little like blueberries, but not in an artificial chemical punch-you-in-the-face sort of way, and you can taste the tea underneath easily. I haven’t gotten tired of it yet, which is the true test of a flavored tea – some start out delicious until by the end of the tin I never want them again.
I love the way this tea smells, which is why I bought it. I was almost underwhelmed by the taste when I brewed it because of how good it smelled, but I’m on my third cup, and it’s now won me over. It tastes pretty great, and quite different from other vanillas. It also has recognizable pieces of vanilla bean in it.