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Black Tea

Notes of vanilla meet coconut for an exotic steep.

USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: soft honey notes with a sweet, rounding smoothness from the vanilla
Aroma: sweet, tropical vanilla and nutty
Color: dark amber
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Orchid Vanilla Tea
Orchid Vanilla Tea

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Orchid Vanilla Tea

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Orchid Vanilla Tea

About Orchid Vanilla Tea

Tea Type : Black Tea

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.

The only spice more expensive by weight than vanilla is saffron. Vanilla is made from the seed pods of the vanilla orchid, which is only grown in Madagascar and in parts of Indonesia.

Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea canisters for this blend, see package for details.

Steeping instructions

1. Heat water to 208˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
4. Enjoy!

For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.

Tasting Notes

Flavor: soft honey notes with a sweet, rounding smoothness from the vanilla
Aroma: sweet, tropical vanilla and nutty
Color: dark amber


  • Organic black tea
  • Natural flavors
  • Organic coconut pieces
  • Organic vanilla pieces

Caffeine Content (Mg)

0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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  1. Sandy S.
    Verified Buyer

    One pound bag still has old, delicious formula

    Orchid Vanilla tea has been reformulated to disastrous results, but so far only in the small tin. The one pound bag still has the great tasting old formula, so if you want it, get it now before the new tea is also in the one pound bags.

    06/28/18 | Reedville, VA
  2. 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
  3. Evelyn R.
    Verified Buyer

    The orchid vanilla is also one of my favorite Tea Forte tea.

    06/18/18 | Columbus, NC
  4. Delthia A.
    Verified Buyer

    Enjoyed Product

    Very nice flavor. Mild, no acidic taste.

    06/04/18 | Baltimore, MD
  5. Nicole U.
    Verified Buyer

    Solid vanilla

    Best vanilla black tea I've had. Wonderful aroma, rich taste.

    06/04/18 | Decatur, GA
  6. Melissa K.


    I have been enjoying tea for many years. I stumbled across this tea about 10-15 years ago and I have been in love with it ever since. It never gets old to me. I may try other teas, but I always come home to my beloved Vanilla Orchid. Please do not ever stop selling this tea or change it in anyway. This tea with a little honey is my happy place. If it was physically possible to marry a beverage...this would be the one! LOL :) Happily in love with Vanilla Orchid for 15-ish years.

    04/03/18 | Atlanta, GA
  7. 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
  8. Danielle L.
    Verified Buyer

    perfect pick me up

    Delicious and decadent black tea with a lovely fragrance and smooth taste.

    03/27/18 | Columbus, OH
  9. Suji J.
    Verified Buyer

    Very smooth and fragrant

    It is my favorite black tea. Very smooth and smells so good!!

    03/03/18 | Evanston, IL
  10. Marcy P.
    Verified Buyer


    Super yummy!

    03/02/18 | Preston, MD
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