For a tea that complements both sweet and savory items, our Test Kitchen suggests this mildly flavored version.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 4 cups water
- 1 vanilla bean
- 4 teaspoons English breakfast tea leaves or other black tea leaves
- Place water in a large saucepan. Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds into water; add bean. Bring just to a boil.
- Place tea leaves in a teapot. Pour vanilla water over tea leaves; cover and steep for 3 minutes. Strain tea, discarding leaves and bean. Serve immediately.
Originally published as Vanilla Tea in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2007