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drank Vanilla No. 990 by Tin Roof Teas
253 tasting notes

This is the second of three Tin Roof Teas I bought recently. Since its name is “vanilla,” my sweet tooth started itching when I saw it.

When I opened the silver pouch (which, by the way, is closed and fastened with a gold wire clamp instead of sealed), a very pleasant and fragrant vanilla aroma spilled out. This made me even more excited to get the brewing underway.

I steeped the full dark leaves at 212 degrees for five minutes. The package recommended up to four minutes but I like my black tea as robust as I can get it without bitterness. Five minutes of brewing has never failed me yet.

The brewed aroma of the tea was also very vanilla. It was strong but not fake or obnoxious. The color was golden brown.

The flavor was interesting. The vanilla taste was so striking that there was no room for any other flavor accents. As powerful as the taste was, it somehow wasn’t overwhelming. I found it to be quite enjoyable for the entire duration of my cup. I also was surprised that the booming vanilla flavor produced no astringency. It was actually smooth and the aftertaste never wore out its welcome on my palate.

This is another one of those teas for which I have no criticism. The entire experience was delightful through four cups this morning. I’ve started brewing my own tea at work using my little handy-dandy infuser. This vanilla tea will definitely help launch my work days off to a cheerful start.

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML
ScottTeaMan

My problem with most vanilla & the majority of flavored teas is the artificial taste (and some are worse than others). I am glad you noted a more natural vanilla flavor-this sounds like a vanilla tea I might like.

Stoo

It is definitely one of the best ones I’ve tried!

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ScottTeaMan

My problem with most vanilla & the majority of flavored teas is the artificial taste (and some are worse than others). I am glad you noted a more natural vanilla flavor-this sounds like a vanilla tea I might like.

Stoo

It is definitely one of the best ones I’ve tried!

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