Day 9, and the second day of the New Year. I can’t believe that the Christmas vacation is nearly over. I have enjoyed having my young one around these past couple of weeks … I will miss her when school starts back up.
Vanilla Cola Iced Tea
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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This is one I was excited to try. I have been a big fan of Frank’s cola teas, and some of you may remember that the Southern Boy Teas Lime Cola is one of my FAVORITES from the SBT lineup.
And this one is another winner! This tastes like a splash of vanilla soda mixed with a glass of black iced tea! It’s cool and refreshing and very flavorful. The black tea is brisk and melds well with the flavorings of vanilla and cola.
And as I mentioned before, Frank manages to nail the cola flavored teas. I’m not sure how he does it, but I can actually taste the “bubbly” carbonation aspect in the tea. It isn’t actually carbonated (although, I suppose you could brew this strong to make it concentrated and then mix it with club soda or something), but I can taste that uplifting, bubbly taste that you get when you take a sip of cola.
But, what I don’t get here is that overly sweet, sticky coating of the teeth sensation – and that’s a good thing. That sticky feeling is the reason why I don’t drink soda very often, I just don’t like that icky sweetness that coats the teeth. So this tea offers all the good taste of a vanilla cola but none of the stuff I don’t care for when it comes to drinking soda. Plus … it’s got tea! That’s a win-win in my opinion.
A really good iced tea from Southern Boy Teas. This is one I’ll probably buy again.
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!