Steep for 3-5 minutes, 208°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
Did You Know?
Tea Forté Orchid Vanilla black tea is harvested from the foothills along the border of Laos and Myanmar (Burma) in the Yunnan Province which is recognized for its ideal tea growing conditions: red, fertile soil, a misty and humid climate and a constant average year round temperature. It is reputed as offering among the best of China’s black teas, known for its delicate leaves and number of buds. This smooth, medium bodied, black tea is married with sweet vanilla from Madagascar, an island off the east coast of Africa known for the producing the highest quality vanilla in the world. The coconut pieces add a touch of tropical flavor that finish off this sought after black tea.Tasting Notes:
- Flavor: soft honey notes with a sweet, rounding smoothness from the vanilla
- Aroma: sweet, tropical vanilla and nutty
- Color: dark amber
- Strength: smooth, medium bodied
black tea assortment petite presentation box
two pyramid infusers each: Earl Grey, Black Currant, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla
black tea assortment presentation box
four pyramid infusers each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla
tea chest tea tasting assortment tea chest
40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Black Currant, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Chamomile Citron, Citrus Mint, Cocoa Coconut, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Mountain Oolong, Orchid Vanilla, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear
Customer Reviews (80) Write a review
Love this tea. Smooth black tea with subtle vanilla. My favourite!
A great blend of tea.
Not really sure how to describe it, but I did enjoy this tea. Not quite enough to drink every day, but nice for every now and then. I drank it sweetened.
love opening up a new canister!!
As someone who has a bunch of food allergies and can't eat dessert, this tea (along with Coconut Chocolate Truffle and Caramel Nougat) are just wonderful alternatives!! Plus, I'm a sucker for vanilla black tea....
Tropical slant on black tea!
Best tea ever!
The vanilla and hint of coconut have cut our family dessert calories dramatically. We are satisfied with a cup of tea, forgoing pie and other sweets.
Too sweet. Would not reorder
This tea is so rich and soothing that it's one I reach for whenever I'm stressed. One sip and I can feel the tension leaving me. The flavor is strongly vanilla--the coconut only enhances it, but doesn't compete. I drink it without milk or sweetener, and there is no hint of bitterness when steeped for 4 or 5 minutes.
This is a lovely tea, very fragrant & the taste is so good!
This is one of my favorites. I generally reserve caffeinated teas for a special treat or when I have a migraine. I have to have this in my cupboard.
The perfect cup of tea for a nice cold day. The coconut really accents the vanilla. Enjoyable combination!
Wonderful rich aroma, one of my favorite cup of tea
The vanilla flavor dominates and is too strong to suit my palate.
Great way to thank a hostess. Such a unique and delicious brew!
This aromatic and succulent tea is #1 in my Hit Parade.
I drink this particular tea every day, and look forward to it's flavor each time!
Love this tea, wonderful rich aroma.
Awesome love the rich taste
This is the best tea on the planet!!! I drink a pot of this tea every day and never get tired of it!
This is my favorite tea! It is the perfect way to start any day. It's bold with a hint of sweetness.
I am in love with the orchid vanilla!
Never tried this one before. And seeing the good review from other customers tempted me to get a box. And it does not disappointed me. Try it and you will not regret.
Such an amazing tea
I have ordered several canisters of loose leaf tea and the Orchid Vanilla is my favorite. I have a canister at work and one at home at all times.
Exquisite taste for a black tea.
Tops my list of favorites
Love the vanilla taste
Orchid Vanilla is in my top 3 favorite Tea Forte selections. I have a cup every morning and it is a warm, comforting and smooth start to the day. Best vanilla tea I have ever had.
It was an good cup. It was flavorful but just not on the top of my list.
This tea is amazing. It is sweet but not too sweet, the hint of vanilla is perfect. This is my go to daily brew!
Great aroma, savory taste
This is an amazing cup of tea. Very sweet vanilla with hints of coconut. I love waking up to this in the morning, my motivation to get out of bed.
This is the best tea I have ever had. It needs little to no sugar to drink it (if you like a sweet tea). The aroma is so wonderful and soothing. The amber sugar pairs well with this since it is not an overly sweet sugar.
The Orchid Vanilla has excellent flavor, not overbearing, just the right balance of flavor.
This is my go to morning tea - the combination of robust black tea with the delicate perfume of the vanilla and orchid is fantastic. Delicious with milk and sugar.
I found this to be just okay. I am not a huge vanilla fan but was pleased that the flavor was not too strong and it was very smooth. If you are a vanilla lover you certainly want to give this one a try. Just not really my thing.
I absolutely love the orchid vanilla black tea. The subtle taste of vanilla complements to complexity of this black tea.
Love this tea so much! Have some every morning to start my day.
This tea has a subtle flavor. You taste the vanilla very delicious tea!!!
Love this tea. Has a nice vanilla flavor but is not overpowering.
I wasn't expecting to like this one as much as I do. It has a nice sweet touch to it. Not bitter at all.
I am obsessed with this tea. First of all, I never buy "flavored" teas, (even "naturally flavored" ones) but the description was intriguing so I decided to give it a shot. I'm so glad I did! Despite a (not unpleasant) fairly strong fragrance in the canister; the flavor and aroma once brewed is very smooth with a subtle, yet lingering vanilla note and the barest hint of green coconut. Much like its namesake; it's warm and complex, yet nothing about it is overpowering. A wonderful study in delicate contrast. Simply put, this is an expertly blended tea. After my first cup; I immediately brewed another! Lovely on its own, with cream and sugar, iced, or hot.
This is a decent tea. The flavor is not strong but it is there. I plan on doing a little bit of mixing and adding with this tea.
I love the vanilla and coconut flavors in this tea!
This is another tea I was hoping I would be able to drink without cream and sugar. The smell is outstanding, but the bitterness has to be reduced with cream and sugar. It is devine as a dessert or breakfast tea.
The other half's favorite.
Another one of my favorites!
I love the orchid vanilla. It is not over powering with the vanilla, but just enough to make it good.
My favourite morning tea. Wonderful creamy, flavourful black tea with just the right amount of caffeine for the morning wake up.
I serve this tea to guests, iced. People love the smell and taste of thei tea.
I first bought this tea in Paris, loved it, and was so pleased to know I could order it on line in the U.S.! I have, so far consumed three canisters and have all my friends try it.
It has been my favorite tea for the past 3 years , smooth & balanced
My love affair with vanilla tea goes back 40 years to a chance encounter (and subsequent love affair) in a long-defunct mom 'n' pop store in San Francisco. I've tried more than a dozen, searching for that Proustian Remembrance-of-Things-Past flavor. Orchid Vanilla is one of my top two (the other is only available wholesale). The flavor is strong but not overpowering. It's better with milk, but good plain. I switch blends for my morning pot of tea and, on vanilla tea days, I look forward to it and enjoy it just a little more than my other tea-loves (but don't tell them: I wouldn't want their feelings to be hurt). And hats off to the friend who gave me a six-pack of Tea Forté blends, introducing me to such gems as this, the Bombay Chai and the decadent Hazelnut Truffle.
wonderful sweet vanilla taste.
I travel on Oceania Cruise line and always order the Orchid Vanilla tea at their Asian Restaurant Red Ginger. I have gotten many guests loving this tea.
Purchased this tea after not having luck with other brands. This Orchid Vanilla is one of the best I've ever had, and I will certainly be purchasing more once I run out. I steep 1 spoonful about 5 minutes, with a few rocks of sugar. I end up with a wonderfully smelling and tasting tea. The vanilla is not overpowering, and does have subtle hints of coconut which adds to the vanilla flavor.
I have sampled many of the Tea Forte teas, although they are excellent the Vanilla Orchid is the one I always return to. The vanilla is warm & doesn't overpower the blend but definitely surrounds each cupful with it's presence. The coconut enhances the vanilla however it does not take a backseat & lets the drinker know it too is part of a dynamic duo. I add just a small pinch of Tea fortes amber sugar to my Kati cup & find I'm relaxed, refreshed & feel Indulged. M.B. Olds
Barely a hint of vanilla in this after steeping for 5 min. This is the loose leaf tea product. I like my teas to be more potent. Not awful by any means but just needs a little more vanilla flavor for my liking.
This was my first experience with Tea Forte and it was a wonderful one! So wonderful, in fact, that I haven't looked back and just continue to order from them exclusively. Their teas are excellent quality, many are organic and there are no artificial flavors! Orchid Vanilla is a smooth, subtle tea with undertones of vanilla and coconut, nothing overpowering. It is my "go-to" tea.
This is so delicious, it's like a vanilla cookie in a cup. Very smooth, not too sweet, and enough caffeine for a bit of a pick-me-up.
This tea is great if you have a sweet tooth, but I found it to be a little too sweet for me.
I was visiting my sister when I noticed she had 4 tins of Tea Forte in her cupboard. I drink tea every day but have never heard of the brand. I decided to try the orchid vanilla. WOW!! It's the best tea I've ever tried in my life!! I'm definitely a new customer:) I ended up buying a 100g tin from a little store near her lake cabin...if you're looking for an amazing tea this is it!!
Over half of my loose tea collection is from Tea Forte, and Orchid Vanilla black tea is my five-star favorite. Mild black tea with vanilla and coconut shavings makes this a pleasant treat every day, without any added sugar. The airtight steel can has 3.5 oz. of loose tea, about twenty-two cents per serving! Caffeine level is about 50mg per serving.
Taste and reactions to foods vary according to the individual; so I am adding only an anecdotal comment: I have an extremely low tolerance for caffeine. One cup of coffee, even with breakfast gives me palpitations, and I'm awake for 36 hours. One "tall" S'bucks decaf gives me the shakes. Soooo, while the website quantifies the amount of caffeine in one pyramid of Orchid Vanilla as "robust" (halfway between Medium and High), my experience has been quite different. I can enjoy up to two cupfuls before lunch and suffer zero nervousness, and I get a full night's sleep that evening. For those of us who suffer caffeine intolerance, this is delightful news.
This is my all-time favorite tea, but I discovered something that takes it to another level & I wanted to share. Being English, I always drink my tea hot with milk & sugar. Recently I decided to try it prepared with coconut milk....oh my gosh!!!! The coconut flavor already in the tea is even more enhanced when paired with the coconut milk. Talk about kicking it up a notch....heaven in a cup indeed!!!
I had a vanilla tea at Harrods on a recent trip to London. Have been looking for a vanilla tea since I got home and haven't had any luck. My Mom found this tea and gave it to me for my bday. I was skeptical, thinking it would never compare, but I was pleasantly surprised! This is so delicious and is now one of my favorites. I am an avid tea drinker and always searching for great loose teas, and am so glad I've found Tea Forte!
This has become my absolute favorite tea, it has an incredible bouquet & the taste is heavenly. I'm English & have been drinking tea practically from the cradle & this is a fantastic black tea. I particularly like both vanilla & coconut & this tea marries these flavors perfectly. A discovery I made that makes it even better, if that's possible...try it with coconut milk. Heaven in a cup indeed!!
As a lifelong tea drinker, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new favorite. I first discovered this at a Celebrity Cruise Champagne Tea a year ago. Just returned from another cruise and enjoyed it two more times at High Tea. Now I am adding it to my extensive collection of exceptional, unique teas. Try it with a touch of sugar and milk to bring out the flavors. Enjoy!
I bought this in a sampler pack last Christmas for my wife who drinks tea EVERY NIGHT! It instantly became her favorite tea and flavor! Just bought another one for this Christmas! (yes, I like it too!)
I have tried couple different kinds of black teas.This one is so unique and great in taste. I drink it as a afternoon tea after get up from a snap. I simply love it and would like to recommend it to anyone who hasn't decide which kind of tea to purchase here~
This was the first Tea Forte blend I ever tasted and it remains my favorite. Though the smell is cloyingly sweet, the taste is smooth with hints of the vanilla and coconut. Even when I let the loose leaf sit in my press pot for quite awhile it never becomes bitter or overwhelmingly strong. Just a lovely everyday tea.
Simply the best beverage I've ever had in my life. It's like a liquid form of a sugar cookie.
I just sampled this tea at a fundraiser I attended. I couldn't get enough! It's just a beautiful scent and flavor. I will be buying this for myself! It was also my first sample of Tea forte. Extremely good first taste!
I am a huge vanilla tea fan but no other vanilla comes close to this tea. It is really delicious.