Had in my huge mug for breakfast yesterday.

I went to afternoon tea with some friends last week and we had this fabulous Cinnamon Vanilla black. It tasted like Harney’s Hot Cinnamon spice but with an added creaminess in the background from the vanilla. I loved it, because it didn’t need anything added to make it perfect. The whole group loved it, actually.

As my friends fawned over it and tried to pick up some of that blend (which ended up being sold out, or this story might have ended here) I realized aghast that I didn’t have any Hot Cinnamon Spice at home to try my own hand at creating some for myself. And, perhaps even more disturbing, I really didn’t have any VANILLA tea to blend it with, as Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla Assam would have been my blending agent of choice and its ghost haunts my cupboard. :(

I did, however have a vanilla tea to drink at this moment, and this isn’t a bad vanilla tea a that. It’s strong and breakfasty, and is great with milk and sugar. I just can’t help thinking about how lovely it would be with Hot cinnamon spice in the background..

Sigh. Well, I’m ordering Hot Cinnamon spice at least, but I’m still sadly on the lookout for a good vanilla black replacement, as this is a sample that I will be out of soon. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know…

Flavors: Vanilla

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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My tea habits:

*I am an unashamed Lipton iced-tea drinker (mass quantities, year round).
*I like hot teas but only in cold weather (and occasionally late summer nights or mornings).
*I love Japanese greens (the more seaweed-y the better) and good strong malty black teas.
*I do NOT love smoke in any form.
*Vanilla, cinnamon, or lemon anything will usually pique my interest.
*I’m working on pu-erh but it’s definitely going to take some time to grow on me.

(updated September 2015)


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