A delicious combination of excellent high grown tea, rich fresh vanilla, and a lovely cream character. This tea is designed for special occasions, as well as being a dessert tea, but most drink it all the time because its taste is so delectable.
Vanilla is reported to have 'magical' properties that calm the nerves and lift the spirit as well as allegedly improving the romantic aspect of one's life. Indeed, a flavor that is full of mystery and elusiveness.
Do not forget that vanilla was and still is highly prized due to the fact that hand pollination of the vanilla orchid is the only way to keep up with demand. On account of this, it is quite expensive and in Eastern Africa, where the best vanilla is grown, it is not uncommon that vanilla rustling occurs. Combine the exotic character of vanilla with a velvet cream taste and you end up with the 'Cadillac' of flavored teas!
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.
Make a tea latte without a milk steamer:
1) Use 1.5 teaspoons of Cream Vanilla and steep for 5 minutes.
2) While the tea is steeping take heavy cream; add some sugar and a touch of boiling water. Shake the cream vigorously (to simulate the steaming process)
3). When the tea is ready, pour the cream mixture in. You even get a nice layer of froth on top!
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