Friday, April 29, 2016

Tahitian Vanilla Black Tea

Not in the mood for coffee but still crave a little pick-me-up? Try delicious black tea flavored with Tahitian vanilla.

Black tea has caffeine as well as antioxidants that may help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer, among other benefits. The names Darjeeling, Ceylon, and Assam evoke the exotic locations where some of the best black teas are sourced. Both black and green tea start out as Camellia Sinesis, but black tea takes the process a step further by being oxidized, resulting in a change in flavor, aroma and color. If you want to learn more about flavor profiles, history and more, here is an excellent primer on black tea.

There are a couple ways to add the intoxicating cherry, chocolate and floral aromas and flavors of Tahitian vanilla to your tea. For those of us who are into instant gratification, simply add a little vanilla extract, powder, or paste to your cup after steeping the tea. Start with a quarter of a teaspoon and adjust from there. Remember, a little goes a long way, so you don't need to add much.

Alternatively, if you have the time and inclination, you can add an inch-long piece of vanilla bean directly to your stash of tea leaves for a week or so. Here are detailed instructions to infuse tea with Tahitian vanilla.

Where do you find top quality Tahitian vanilla products? Glad you asked. Click the links below to purchase online now:

Tahitian vanilla beans

Tahitian vanilla extract

Tahitian vanilla powder

NEW! Tahitian vanilla bean paste

Can't decide? Try a Tahitian vanilla sampler of 2 beans, 2 oz of extract and 7g of ground powder in one convenient package. 

Check out our Pinterest boards for recipe ideas.

Bake With Love. Bake with Vanilla From Tahiti.

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