Product Type: Twinings Tea
Newest Review: ... it gets even softer, creamy and I think the taste of this tea gets fully developed as you add it. Vanilla scent mixed with milk scent is... more
The morning vanilla tea experience
Member Name: alnilam
Advantages: scent, taste
I am just 3 to 4 minutes away from sharing "real-time" experience with this vanilla flavoured black tea. Love my morning tea!
While I wait here is some basic information. I got this tea in a box of 25 tea bags. I love how the box looks - all vanilla coloured with a vanilla flower. Each of the tea bags is separately packed in a paper packaging. One tea bag is sufficient for 1 cup of tea normally. You need to have the water heated to 100°C and infusion time is 3 to 4 minutes, which in my case is just about now.
My tea is just a bit too hot to drink right now, so lets concentrate on the looks and scents shall we? As it is fitting for the black tea this one has a really dark brown colour. As for the scent goes it smells like your regular black tea with just a gentle note of vanilla to it. I personally would not mind if vanilla scent would be stronger since I love it.
A few blows after it is finally time to sip the tea... Now I normally drink it with milk - since it tastes better that way to me - but for this review I decided to give it a few milk-less sips. Tea feels really soft, the aroma is not strong - it has a subtle sweetens to it (I did not add sugar). I can't exactly say that I felt vanilla flavour much.
Now to add some milk. I just love this tea with milk, it gets even softer, creamy and I think the taste of this tea gets fully developed as you add it. Vanilla scent mixed with milk scent is in my opinion perfect for the morning, it slowly and gently wakes me up in a way. I think the vanilla flavour is stronger when you add milk.
I like this tea, I love vanilla and thus I love vanilla black tea. In all honesty I have had better vanilla black teas but this one is one of the best that you can buy in regular markets. I am a tea lover and I do have at-least 15 different boxes of tea at home at all the time but there are only 3 or 4 teas that are stocked regularly in my tea closet and this one is one of them.
The only problem I am facing now is that while I am writing this last line I am also sipping the last drops of my tea...
Summary: Black tea with vanilla flavour