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.
Learn more about this tea here.
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!
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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