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Peter Asher Coffee & Tea
Some people may call vanilla boring, that banal bean for those people too afraid to step out with a real flavor. Well, one cup of this bold and unique vanilla black tea will be enough to show this confused group just how much flavor they’ve been missing.
Peter Asher’s traditional black tea serves as a solid base, a perfect palate to showcase just how complex vanilla can be. This is the tea for the drinker who wants something unexpected. This is the tea for the leaf enthusiast who will not be satisfied with the same old boring bag that the woman next to them is drinking. This is the tea for the drinker with an edge. They may look like a basic black tea person on the outside but if you take a second look you’ll realize they need a little something more, a little something extra that can only be provided by taking a classic and complex vanilla bean and using those crisp flavors to give their mug an little extra oomph.
One word summed up my feelings on this little gem the first time I tasted it…and that word was…WOW!
First…the dry loose leaf aroma was absolutely AMAZING! It smelled like vanilla frosting and NOT the fake kind…the real deal! The aroma does diminish quite a bit once infused but it’s a lovely mellower aroma of vanilla and black tea.
I really like the black tea base in this flavored tea because it still shines thru the flavoring…it’s not out done by the flavoring…and I LOVE that! It’s a nice strong black tea with a neat yet natural (real tasting) vanilla flavor on the assist!
The vanilla is creamy and sweet. It’s a natural-tasting vanilla – more like a bean than faux flavoring – I appreciate that very much! It’s fairly juicy, too, which is different for most vanilla flavored teas I have tried and I’m totally digging that characteristic, too! This is one Vanilla flavored Black tea for the books that is for sure!
Some of you may know my past feelings about vanilla overall but this tea totally changed my mind! It proved to me that all vanilla flavored black teas are NOT created equal. This is a VERY memorable tea! This is a really nice flavored black! A nicely-done vanilla flavor! Two thumbs up and a great big smile from me!