Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Steep City Teas
“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.
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:
Just to name a few.
You can also check out all the Steepster reviews on their teas here.
Where To Buy: Element Teas
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
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!