"I am easily satisfied with the very best." – Winston Churchill
If you've not tried a Vietnamese black tea, you are in for a treat.
Did you know that the Aztecs used vanilla as both medicine and as an aphrodisiac? How lucky are we to enjoy this rich, aromatic blend. The mouth feel is creamy and the finish is long. Life without vanilla would be boring.
Ingredients: Vietnamese black tea, vanilla beans
Directions: Heat 6 -8 oz. fresh water (212ºF preferred) over 1/2 -1 teaspoon of tea. Steep 2-5 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Caffeine: Yes. If you are sensitive or have an allergy to caffeine, our suggestion is to skip tea and drink herbal infusions or rooibos.
HOW TO MAKE BLACK FLAVORED OR BLENDED TEA
Water: Fresh filtered water is preferred. Do not use distilled water. Depending on your area, tap water may contain chemicals or high levels of minerals which may affect the taste of the tea.
Temperature: Water temperature is just as important as timing. Black teas like water to be boiling (212˚F).
Time: Many guidelines suggest that black tea is best brewed for 2-5 minutes. The longer the brew time, the stronger, more robust and tannic the tea will be. (Don't feel bad if you like your black tea at 1-2 minutes!)