Organic Vanilla Almond Sachet from Boston Tea Company

This morning my tea infusers are all full of teas that I plan to re-steep but don’t currently feel like drinking, so I decided that now is the perfect time to try this tea, which comes in a handy and elegant pyramid-shaped sachet. I steeped it for five minutes, which I spent wondering if it would taste like a baked good. I mean, vanilla and almond flavoring are two of the most common flavorings for cookies and stuff, right?

Upon tasting it, I found the flavor pleasantly sweet even before I added milk and sugar. I found that because of its natural sweetness it didn’t require very much sugar. I think the flavor goes perfectly with milk, though, and the aroma and aftertaste are just as nice as the actual taste, which is a big plus. I was happy that it didn’t leave an odd aftertaste like some teas do. Instead, my mouth felt fresh and almondy after each sip.
The steeping recommendations said to steep this tea for 3-5 minutes. I allowed the relatively light color to fool me into thinking it needed to be steeped for longer, so I opted for 5 minutes rather than 3. I think this was a mistake because I couldn’t easily the vanilla through the almond. It still tasted great, but if you’re hoping to taste the vanilla you might want to not steep it quite so long. I tried a second steeping and it came out a bit more balanced after 3.5 minutes. So it seems you can adjust the steeping times based on how strong you like your almond flavoring and what flavor balance you prefer.
All in all, this was a sweet, pleasant, friendly tea. I enjoyed it as a breakfast tea and I think it would be great as a dessert tea as well.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Boston Tea Company


As you open the envelope of this certified organic tea, the luscious scents of vanilla will surround you. A silken sachet filled with our premium organic blend of Chinese and Inidan black teas, slices of organic almonds and vanilla. This tea will soothe your soul with every sip. CONTAINS 15 Silk Sachet Pyramid Tea Bags Individually Wrapped in Envelopes to Preserve Freshness HEALTH Rich in anti-oxidants, including favonoids, ie: catechins and polyphenols, these substances in tea provide many health benefits, such as preventing tooth decay, lowering cholesterol, and assisting in the prevention of heart attacks. Boston Tea’s Loose Leaf Tea reflects the passion projected in our company’s motto: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Tea”. Our Full Leaf Tea embodies natural beauty, rich aromas, and the finest quality that our worldly Master Tea Blenders ardently seek. Found in the lush planataions of Sri Lanka and South Africa to the mountainous regions of China and India, Boston Tea blends its tea to create the heartiest, strongest, and most flavorful cup. Double your tea-drinking pleasure; try and of these flavors hot or iced! Gluten Free Yes Kosher Orthodox Union (OU) Ingredients Premium Blend of Organic Chinese and Indian Black Tea, Almond Slices, Marigold Petals, Vanilla Flavor Tea Bag Count 15

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Coconut Joy Black Tea from Boston Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Boston Tea Company

Company Description:

Should you put the lime in this coconut? You just may want to try with our Coconut Joy, which is a blend of soft, creamy coconut bits and natural coconut flavors added to our premium estate Ceylon black tea. Typically, black tea is flavored with lemon – who says you can’t go a little nutty? Be bold; try it with a lime! Share your new found joy with a tropical-themed tea party! Don’t forget to don your coconut shells and grass skirt! Aloha!

Taster’s Review:

This is a really tasty tea:  very richly flavored with a sweet, natural-tasting coconut essence.  It leaves that sweet sort of creamy feeling in the mouth, similar to the texture and sensation that occurs in the mouth after eating coconut.

The black tea is a bit milder than I expected.  It has a slight bitter aftertaste to it that sits on the tongue.  It is very slight, though, and isn’t really off-putting, and even cuts through a bit of the sweeter notes of the coconut. Other than the slight bitterness, the black tea taste melds very well with the coconut:  coconut and tea become a deliciously unified flavor.

This tea is delicious hot (try it latte with a splash of milk … or try a little coconut milk for an extra special treat!), and it is also very good iced.

Ginger, Peach, & Apricot Tea from Boston Tea Company

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Boston Tea Co

Product Description:

DETAILED DESCRIPTION: Spice up your cup with fragrant Asian ginger and the sweet essences of juicy peaches and apricots, that blend beautifully with our premium Chinese black tea. Take a peek at the delectable mix of our fabulous full-leaf black tea in our clear-topped copper tin!
CONTAINS: 140g (4.9oz) of Finest Grade Black Tea
SERVINGS PER CONTAINER: Servings per container approximately 60-80 cups of tea (Note: One serving of Full-Leaf Tea can be brewed multiple times.)
HEALTH: Rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids, ie: catechins and polyphenols, these substances found in tea provide many health benefits, such as: prevents tooth decay, lowers cholesterol and assists in preventing heart attacks.
Boston Tea’s loose leaf tea reflects the passion projected in our company’s motto: ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Tea.’ Our full leaf tea embodies natural beauty, rich aromas and the finest quality that our worldly master tea blenders ardently seek. Found in the lush plantations of Sri Lanka and mountainous regions of India and China, Boston Tea blends its tea to create the heartiest, strongest and most flavorful cup.
Double your tea-drinking pleasure; try any of these flavors hot or iced!
Gluten Free: Yes
Kosher: Star K
Ingredients: Ingredients: Chinese black tea, Ginger Pieces, Peach Pieces, Apricot Pieces, and Natural Ginger-Peach Flavor

Tasters Review:
I LOVE Apricots and Peaches.  I always have!  As a matter of fact…when I was a toddler my mother used to buy me dehydrated apricots and I would eat them right out of the bag!  I mean, what little kid voluntarily eats Apricots, eh!?  It’s like I couldn’t get enough of them!  I still like them to this day!

I also like Ginger in many things…mostly food.  Usually I don’t gravitate to the Ginger Teas that I see right away because the ones I have had in the past are either “Too Much Ginger” that is overwhelms the rest of the ingredients or it’s “fake tasting”.

It seems I have struggled to find many Ginger Flavors that work with my palate…until NOW…

This Ginger, Peach, and Apricot Flavored Black Tea from Boston Tea Co is terrific!

Another description I found for this tea – in short – is listed on Steepster as:

Ginger bits, lush peaches and apricots blended with Chinese black tea and enhanced with natural ginger-peach flavor add up to a delightfully sweet-tart refresher.

That pretty much sums it up!  My thoughts are that the Peach and Apricot seem to be pretty good friends in this flavored black tea.  It seems to have the perfect amount of ginger for my liking!

So far…this is one of my favorites from Boston Tea Co.