I fell in love with this blend from the moment I opened this tea tin. When I got my first whiff of Prince Vladimir, my immediate thought was that it smelled like soda…like Coca Cola to be exact. I cut soda out of my drinking regimen about 9 months ago, so I never thought I would be encountering soda again in the form of tea!
Prince Vladimir has quickly become one of my favorites. This is a moderately strong black tea to have for your morning boost, and exceptionally delicious with some Blackberry Mandarin Orange Jam mixed in, just like the Russians do!
BREWING TIPS: 5 minutes @ 212 degrees F.
THE LEAF: Black twisty tea leaves with flecks of citrus peel scattered throughout.
THE SCENT: This tea smells like Coke! If you love drinking soda like Coke or Pepsi you must try this tea blend! Smells of sunny, sweet citrus (bergamot, lemon, and grapefruit) with a strong base of creamy vanilla.
THE STEEP: A dark mahogany. A strong yet well-rounded black tea that pairs well with sugar and milk or tea jam!