• Priscila A.

    So sad

    This was my absolute favorite tea ever! But like my fellow reviewers, I have to say the tea is completely different now. It’s very bitter and smells differently. I emailed customer service and was told that indeed the recipe changed. Customer service is excellent, by the way. I’m sad to say “R.I.P, Orchid vanilla tea.” On a journey to find a replacement now..... :(

    05/08/18 | Berkeley, CA
  • linda e.
    Verified Buyer

    Not what it used to be

    I purchased this to replenish my supply of this blend. This batch has almost no fragrance none of the yummy vanilla coconut aroma I loved. The taste is also vacant. To top it off, the new tins contain less tea than the older tin and they lack the inner liner, too. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

    12/18/19 | superior, WI
  • Sandy S.
    Verified Buyer

    Reformulation has ruined this tea

    Orchid Vanilla was my favorite tea for a long time, but the new formula lacks any vanilla or coconut flavors. It tastes like a plain black tea. VERY disappointing.

    06/28/18 | Reedville, VA
  • Erin K.

    Chemical smell and taste

    I was so excited to try this tea due to all the positive reviews, but I have to agree with the other one and two star reviews that mention a chemical smell and taste. The tea also looks nothing like the picture, no bits of coconut or vanilla anywhere.

    06/03/20 | Chicago, USA
  • Dee R.
    Verified Buyer

    Don’t like the new flavor

    They’ve changed the recipe for orchid vanilla, which used to be my favorite tea. I do not like this blend at all, tastes chemically to me. Bring back the original orchid vanilla!

    08/20/18 | Glenelg, MD
  • Deborah J.
    Verified Buyer

    Something has changed and I don't like it!

    This was my absolute favourite tea. Have it every morning and crave it when I don't. I placed my order and received a different tasting, smelling and looking tea this time. Very disappointed. What's up! Yes the packaging has changed which i like but the tea does not look, smell or taste the same. Please change it back! Wish I could post a picture here as I could show the visual difference at least between the old and new.

    02/27/18 | Hanwell, Canada
  • Manny L.
    Verified Buyer

    Too sweet. Would not reorder

    02/21/17 | Covina, CA
  • Michele R.

    Ingredients changed along with canister design--totally different flavor

    This tea had been my favorite for years. When my local supermarkets stopped carrying it, I thought it had been discontinued. I was thankful to see it was still available on the website, so I ordered multiple tins. When I received the tea, it arrived in a newly designed canister, and the tea leaves neither looked nor smelled the same as the previous version. The blend is much finer and has hardly any vanilla pieces in comparison to the ground coconut. The scent and taste are totally different, and I am so disappointed that I now have multiple cans of the "new" orchid vanilla, which really tastes more of coconut than vanilla. If you compare ingredients on the new and old canisters, you'll see that vanilla pieces moved to the last ingredient in the new blend. Any way I can purchase "old" cans of this tea? Please change back to the old blend.

    03/30/18 | Cleveland, OH
  • Alexander B.
    Verified Buyer


    It's fine

    02/12/18 | Winston-Salem, NC
  • Angela R.
    Verified Buyer

    Not very strong flavors

    Not as strong as I like, but the flavors are good.

    07/16/19 | Nampa, ID
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