A swirl of caramel and vanilla flavors is layered over a blend of Chinese and Indian black teas. The aroma is strong and sweet, while the black tea stands up to the sweetness in the infusion. This is what the Chinese call a "meditative tea" because it is slightly astringent and dries the mouth. Enjoy the stillness!
Insider Tip: This tea reminds us of creamy frosting, making it perfect as a latte. If you're a fan of this tea, try our Not-So-Plain Vanilla, too!
Caffeine Level: Medium/High.
Teas can be flavored a number of ways, through the inclusion of ingredients - such as flowers, nuts, or berries, the addition of oils or extracts - such as citrus or vanilla, or by using artificial flavors. After being added to a base tea, these ingredients are blended together in a number of ways, either in large batches in a blending machine or in small batches by hand. Some teas are flavored through their processes, such as Lapsang Souchong, which is smoked over pine fires during drying.
At The Tea Smith, we pride ourselves in blending many of our teas by hand, carefully calculating our blends, and selecting only the best teas and the best ingredients to be used in our collection.
Ingredients: Black tea from Assam and China, flavor and vanilla pieces.