Origin: Blended Leaf Type: Black Tea with Spices and Flavouring Taste: Fragrant Vanilla Drink: With or Without Milk Brew: Brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste with water off the boil When to drink: Any time of day
This classic combination is one of the earliest flavoured teas. Long, sticky vanilla pods, among the world's most expensive spices, are harvested by hand for their heavy sweetness. The flamboyance of this spice contrasts perfectly with the clean taste of black tea to produce a deliciously fresh and fragrant drink.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teabag per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.
This is my favourite tea. It has a beautiful hint of vanilla and is pure luxury in a cup.
I became addicted to vanilla tea after my sister brought some Bois Cheri vanilla tea back from Mauritius and I was very sad when it had all gone.
I was delighted to discover Whittard’s vanilla tea, (which in my opinion it is even nicer than the Mauritian one).
As other reviewers have said, I hope Whittard don’t stop making this wonderful tea and a decaff version would be an added bonus to the range.
12th March 2012 Posted by
My favourite tea for years. Black tea gives it a beautiful colour and fragrance, and rounded flavour, and the hint of vanilla makes this tea special. I hope Whittard never stops making it!
50 teabags won't be enough
7th February 2012 Posted by
Andrea Navarro Luque
In Spain it's impossible to buy a tea like this one in normal stores so I decided to order it.
At first I thought the delivery cost was, maybe, too expensive.
Now I don't think so. Everything about this tea is well-worthy!
I'll just keep on buying it forever.
Vanilla tea bags
19th December 2011 Posted by
Absolutely love this tea! Have been buying it for years from the stores, however there are now no stores near to me, when I went to the nearest one, about 20 miles away, they didn't have any so I thought I would check out the website. very simple & efficient to use, but the tea is much more expensive, last time in store I paid £1.75 per box. Also the cost of delivery seems expensive & it took a week to arrive! Next time I see a store I will be buying their entire stock!
25th August 2011 Posted by
First bought this at Heathrow in 2006 and got hooked. I've been ordering it ever since.
Just as good as the loose version
14th May 2011 Posted by
Kind of expected this to not be as good as the vanilla loose tea, but it really is, which is a bonus for ease. Also started taking them to work - except I have to keep the box in a drawer or it gets pinched by envious co-workers!