Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Kusmi Tea
Those who have a sweet tooth will enjoy this Chinese black tea flavored with Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar.
We suggest to enjoy this tea during the afternoon.
Learn more about this tea here.
This Bourbon Vanilla Tea from Kusmi Tea is a tasty vanilla flavored black tea – very smooth and sweet and satisfying!
I like that it’s a Chinese black tea used for the base, because it makes for a very solid, rich tasting background of flavor. It is smooth, not overly astringent, and not at all bitter. It has a robust, malty tone to it that melds quite nicely with the sweet, creamy vanilla flavor.
The flavoring is not overly strong here, and while some have commented that this tea is not vanilla enough, I would disagree with that. I like the level of vanilla flavor here – it’s not overwhelming, it’s not hitting me over the head – but then again, this is vanilla and I think it should be a softer, more subtle flavor and should take a more sophisticated approach. It shouldn’t be too strong. It should allow the flavors of the tea to be explored, not coat the palate with a heavily creamy taste.
It is silky and creamy, but, it doesn’t overpower the flavor of the Chinese black tea. I like this, it would make a great afternoon tea (as suggested in the description above), or it would make a nice dessert alternative.