Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea, Oh!
Get lost in this sweet, nutty hazelnut vanilla tea.
This is nice!
The black tea base is brisk and strong. Its assertive flavor does not get lost amid the flavors of vanilla and hazelnut – this is definitely TEA!
The vanilla flavor is creamy and smooth and helps to curb some of the sharper edges to the black tea. The hazelnut tastes nutty and slightly sweet and is really delicious with the vanilla. There is also a background note that is slightly earthy to this cup.
This is a tea that you want to keep an eye on while brewing as it can become bitter if over steeped. I steeped it for 2 minutes 45 seconds and I can taste hints of bitterness; fortunately it is not off-putting. However, I think that a longer steep time would have resulted in a rather bitter cup.
Vanilla Haze from Tea, Oh! is so lovely and complex! A very contemplative cup – one that you want to brew on one of those “take it easy” kind of afternoons so that you can just sit and enjoy all the pleasures this tea has to offer. Particularly nice with a drizzle of honey and a splash of milk to bring out the creamier aspects of this cup. YUM!