Vanilla is considered the queen of all spices. The Aztecs used to season their famous chocolate drink with vanilla. The vanilla pod is the fruit of an orchid species which has its home in Mexico. The hand-pollinated blossoms have ripe fruit after 8 months, and are then treated in a complicated fermentation process. The pods change color and develop their full aroma. The careful processing is partly responsible for the high prices. It is worth using them for our black tea classic since the exquisite, intense and very popular taste of vanilla harmonises marvellously with our black tea blend. It is in no way inferior to creamy vanilla desserts.
3-5 minutes brewing time 100° C water temperature 4-5 heaped tsp./1 litre