Vanilla Green Tea Review
A Surprisingly Good Green Tea with
a Splash of Vanilla
Summary : A nice way to break the monotony of drinking
straight green tea, as this one has a little "splash" of vanilla
Review : I like Green Tea. And I love Vanilla. So....I
had every reason to hope, perhaps beyond hope, that the Vanilla Green
Tea put out by Culinary Teas would fast become my favorite tea in the
cupboard. As such, when I tried my first cup of this tea, I really, really
had high expectations for this particular tea.
Perhaps because of these high expectations, I was a bit disappointed.
Now, I'm not saying the tea is bad. Far from it. Instead, I guess I just
built up some unreasonable expectations about what this tea could deliver
- thinking it would deliver me into some paradise where the taste of
Vanilla Ice Cream dominated the culinary menu. I was sort of hoping that
this tea might somehow be a combination of Vanilla Ice Cream and Green
Tea. But alas, it was not to be. Instead, it just showed me the futility
of positive expectation for a tea you never have tried before!
Now, the tea had a great aroma straight out of the lightproof, air-tight
bag that Culinary Teas packs their samples in. The tea had, not surprisingly,
an intriguing aroma of both green tea with a strong hint of vanilla.
And the leaves, wow, talk about huge! These leaves were so big you could
use them as a flotation device in an emergency. So, happily, no worries
here about the leaves slipping through the colander during brewing.
The taste of the tea I would rate as, well, average. I found this Vanilla
Green Tea to be a bit on the weak side. Granted, green tea isn't really
known as a "strong tea", but the flavor in this particular variety really
wasn't anything more robust than your standard green tea. About the only
difference is that the tea did have a light to moderate taste of vanilla
in it. I wouldn't call it a real strong vanilla flavor, though, which
dejected me since I really love Vanilla!
Overall, anyone who enjoys standard green tea will like this tea too.
All it is is green tea with a side taste of vanilla in it. For those
looking for a strong tea, however, look elsewhere.
Recommendation : A nice diversion from drinking straight
green tea. Not as strong in the "vanilla" category as I would
like, but you can't have everything.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Vanilla Green Tea
- Manufacturer : Culinary Teas
- Available from :
- Type of Tea : Green
- Leaf Type : Loose
- Date of Review : January 21st, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Use 1 teaspoon of
tea leaves. Note, since the leaves are so big, you'll need to
use about 1.5 teaspoons. Pour one cup (6 ounces) water that is
180 degrees over the tea. Let brew for 2-3 minutes.
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