Vanilla Bean from SpecialTea Brew

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  SpecialTea Brew

Company Description:

Black Tea, Flavor, Vanilla Pieces

Taster’s Review:

This tea is so smooth and delicious!

The vanilla flavor here is very nicely pronounced – it isn’t too subtle or underwhelming.  It has a nice richness to it.  It is sweet and tastes creamy and it tastes authentic, no artificial vanilla flavoring here!

The black tea base is strong enough to hold its own though, and is not overpowered by the strength of the vanilla.  While it is not exceptionally brisk or malty, I don’t know that I would want it to be, because then I wouldn’t be enjoying the vanilla notes that I taste right now.  That is to say that this tea is just so delicious just the way it is that I don’t think I’d want to change a single thing about it.  It has a silky smooth – almost indulgent! – luxurious flavor to it that I am really enjoying.

While this tea would make an excellent candidate for a latte, complete with the warmed, frothed milk, I found it quite enjoyable plain.  It is perfectly sweet without adding anything to it.  It is also quite tasty chilled!

This is the first tea I’ve tried from SpecialTea Brew and based upon this very positive experience, it won’t be the last.

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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