Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas

Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas
Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy: Steep City Teas

Tea Description:

“Just remember, the sweet is never as sweet without the sour, and I know the sour ”-Vanilla Sky.

Well, we know the sour, so we only bring you the sweets. Inspired by the movie’s frozen picturesque sky, this blend will leave a smooth, soft, velvety vanilla note wrapped with a slight grenadine touch. It really is a beautiful vanilla sky for your taste buds to behold.

Ingredients: Black tea, calendula, sunflower petals, and natural flavors.


Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas is their version of what many of you may know as Monk’s Blend.

There is a trick to this tea however, and it fairs far better when iced. I do not find this to be as true with Monk’s blend from a couple other companies I have tried, but with Steep City’s Vanilla Sky it is so much better when you let it cool to a room temp or even slightly cool. The vanilla flavor comes out so much stronger, and the grenadine is more present as well.

This is not a tea for everyone, I have seen many reviews for other companies Monk’s Blend get varied reviews – more of a love it or hate it, to middle of the road, meh type of tea. What I have found however may change some people’s opinions of this blend. Also I have seen that many people just don’t care for grenadine. Regardless if you have this tea, from Steep City or another vendor in your stash, give it a try cooled, or even iced or cold brewed in your fridge.

For me, Monk’s Blend was one of the first teas that I was introduced to loose leaf with so it holds a special place in my heart, I also do like grenadine. Vanilla Sky from Steep City Teas is a nice cup, with plenty to offer in the vanilla aspect with just a hint at grenadine, so for those of you who do not know if you care for the grenadine or not, this is a good one to try.

I will say, this is by far, not my favorite tea from Steep City Teas, they have some blends that are out of this world, but I can see why they would want this in their offerings, because it is a rather well known blend.

If you really want to indulge in some of Steep City’s amazing teas I suggest:

Cinnamon Apple Crunch

Miami Mango


Yaya Strawberry 


Just to name a few.

You can also check out all the Steepster reviews on their teas here.

Serenity from Element Tea

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Element Teas

Product Description:

This tea combines the decadent pleasures of delicious vanilla and grenadine. The warm and comforting finish will make this your tea of choice.

Brew Time: 3 – 5 minutes

Ingredients: Decaffeinated Black Tea, Calendula, Sunflower Petals, Natural Flavors

Tasters Review:

The first time I sampled this I didn’t read the product description on it until after I tried it first!  I wondered “what the heck am I tasting” and I mean that in a very positive way!  It was just that I couldn’t quite put my finger – or in this case my tongue – as to what that lovely flavor was!  Come to find out it was Grenadine but with the combination of the vanilla it really changed it up a bit and tasted ‘out of this world’!  It created it’s own new taste!  It’s floral and fruity but fun and almost candy-like!  I really like these two tastes together especially when it accompanies a nice, solid black tea base!

This is also a great tasting decaf tea!  Probably one of my all-time favorite decaf teas, actually!