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Vanilla Oolong Tea from David’s Tea

March16

VanillaOolong

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Pouchong & Green Tea

Where to Buy:  David’s Tea

Tea Description:

Discover the power of vanilla and oolong, with a little hint of orange. It’s temptingly rich. We’ve used Pouchong tea leaves, the least oxidized of oolongs, which gives it a lighter, fresher taste. Delicious and totally addictive on its own, we also love blending this with fruit flavoured teas for a touch of creamy sweetness.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love vanilla flavored tea.  I usually get all hyped up over a chocolate tea or a caramel tea, but when it comes right down to it, I find myself just as enamored by a vanilla tea as I am one of my “favorite” flavors.  That creamy, smooth, sweet taste of vanilla just works so well with the warmth and soothing quality of the tea … it becomes such a comforting drink.

And I’m absolutely LOVING this Vanilla Oolong tea from David’s Tea.  Usually, I find myself preferring a black tea base for the sweet, creamy, exotic flavor of Vanilla, but, the blend of Pouchong and green tea leaves just WORKS so well here.

The Pouchong offers a lightly sweet, creamy base that melds beautifully with the creamy tones of the vanilla.  To be honest, I’m not tasting a whole lot of flavor contribution from the “green tea leaves” here, but the ingredient list says they’re there, and I can’t say that this blend would taste the same without the green tea.  I do taste a slight vegetative note to this cup, but that could be from the Pouchong too.

The vanilla is the star of this show.  It is creamy, sweet and just DECADENT.  Accenting the vanilla notes are hints of citrus from lemon myrtle and orange flavoring.  These notes are subtle and do not interfere with the other flavors, but they definitely brighten the overall cup and keep the flavors interesting and inviting … and keep them from becoming cloying or overly sweet.

This tea could easily be a substitute for a dessert … I think I’d just as soon have this as a bowl of vanilla ice cream!  It is really just a heavenly vanilla treat – this tea.  If you’re a fan of vanilla – you’ve got to try this!

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One Comment to

“Vanilla Oolong Tea from David’s Tea”

  1. March 17th, 2013 at 12:15 am       Julie Says:

    This is one of my favourite teas from David’s Tea and I’m glad you like it so much! When I first had it two years ago, my immediate thought was, “OREOS!” With more sips, I realized that this tea has none of the bad stuff that Oreos do and is waay less sweet. It takes the addition of agave nectar well, but certainly doesn’t need it. I agree with you on it being a wonderful dessert tea, it’s so sinfully delicious! This tea (plus a few more, of course) and the friendly, helpful staff, made my conversion to a loose leaf drinker less scary and really enjoyable! In fact, they paved the way to me finding this blog and becoming a subscriber! And I’m learning so much more! So thank you for helping me to learn more about my passion!


Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!