Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Le Palais des Thés
A wonderful combination of green tea and vanilla. Enlivened by small vanilla pods, this delicately flavored Sencha is beautifully mild and smooth.
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Mmmmm! I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again, I love vanilla flavored teas. There is something so luxuriously smooth and wonderful about vanilla teas … the soft, creamy taste of vanilla melds so beautifully with the leaves of camellia sinensis! And this Thé Vert á la Vanille from Le Palais des Thés does indeed taste creamy, smooth and luxurious!
The overall presentation of the cup is mellow. The soft, lush taste of the green tea – vegetative and fresh tasting – unified with the sweet, creamy taste of vanilla. It is delicate and delicious, with a buttery undertone and sweet high notes.
The green tea notes have almost a “lima bean” kind of flavor to them, and there is a hint of buttery taste in the layers of flavor, and a wisp of flower in there too. The vanilla brings it all together – and while it seems like it shouldn’t work (I mean, lima beans and vanilla? Really?) somehow, it does. It works out wonderfully!
A really nice cuppa. I think this makes a great afternoon tea … a beautiful way to spend a leisurely afternoon … not rushed, not hurried … the kind of day when you have time to just sit back and enjoy a delicious cup of tea!