I always enjoy a good vanilla blend. Whether its black tea, green tea, oolong…I almost always love it if it includes vanilla. This birthday blend by Oh You TEAs is no exception. It smells like vanilla cake and tastes that way too.
When I first opened the packet I had no idea what I was looking at. Upon further investigation (google), I learned that this is a mix of black tea and heather flowers! I didn’t know what heather flowers were so I googled that, too. Once I did I realized I have seen them many times! They are tall and purple with little buds. Interesting! A very unique ingredient.
This tea was very straightforward. I got what I was expecting: vanilla. I don’t know if I would say that there was much more to it than that, though. Aside from the heather flowers, which did not add much flavor, I cant say I detected anything other than black tea and vanilla bean. This is neither a bad thing or a good thing. The cup was quite enjoyable. If you want something complex, this is not the tea for you. But if you want a good ‘ol vanilla flavored tea, this would be perfect for you. Its sweet, smooth, and vanilla-y!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Oh You TEAse!
Nothing says birthdays like a classic vanilla cupcake. Think of the heather flowers as the sweet, delicate sprinkles. Some say this is better than the real thing because this treat is virtually calorie-free – have as much as you’d like!