Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas

Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas
Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy: Steep City Teas

Tea Description:

“Just remember, the sweet is never as sweet without the sour, and I know the sour ”-Vanilla Sky.

Well, we know the sour, so we only bring you the sweets. Inspired by the movie’s frozen picturesque sky, this blend will leave a smooth, soft, velvety vanilla note wrapped with a slight grenadine touch. It really is a beautiful vanilla sky for your taste buds to behold.

Ingredients: Black tea, calendula, sunflower petals, and natural flavors.


Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas is their version of what many of you may know as Monk’s Blend.

There is a trick to this tea however, and it fairs far better when iced. I do not find this to be as true with Monk’s blend from a couple other companies I have tried, but with Steep City’s Vanilla Sky it is so much better when you let it cool to a room temp or even slightly cool. The vanilla flavor comes out so much stronger, and the grenadine is more present as well.

This is not a tea for everyone, I have seen many reviews for other companies Monk’s Blend get varied reviews – more of a love it or hate it, to middle of the road, meh type of tea. What I have found however may change some people’s opinions of this blend. Also I have seen that many people just don’t care for grenadine. Regardless if you have this tea, from Steep City or another vendor in your stash, give it a try cooled, or even iced or cold brewed in your fridge.

For me, Monk’s Blend was one of the first teas that I was introduced to loose leaf with so it holds a special place in my heart, I also do like grenadine. Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas is a nice cup, with plenty to offer in the vanilla aspect with just a hint at grenadine, so for those of you who do not know if you care for the grenadine or not, this is a good one to try.

I will say, this is by far, not my favorite tea from Steep City Teas, they have some blends that are out of this world, but I can see why they would want this in their offerings, because it is a rather well known blend.

If you really want to indulge in some of Steep City’s amazing teas I suggest:

Cinnamon Apple Crunch

Miami Mango


Yaya Strawberry 


Just to name a few.

You can also check out all the Steepster reviews on their teas here.

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