I'm a big fan of vanilla black tea so was overjoyed when I found I could get it online after I'd run out just inside the lockdown. I've bought from Shibui once before and I've no complaints. Delivery has been fast both times and I love the plastic free packaging. I'll be ordering again before long! Thanks again Shibui.
I am a big fan of this. Will buy again
This is an elegant version of a Malagasy vanilla tea that is a staple in most households. It brings the vanilla taste without the bitter after taste. Everything from the container to the bag is completely recyclable (worth the extra pound).
A nice black tea with an authentic vanilla extract taste which is not overpowering. Suitable for any time of the day.
Customer service is very good, both in terms of helpful advice and prompt delivery.
The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...