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Aromatic Vanilla Tea Recipe

The soothing vanilla tea has an unexpected, but welcome side-benefit. It can suffuse your home with its delicious heady aroma.  
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Steeping Time4 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Tea
Appliance: Kettle, Pot
Servings: 4 Cups
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 4 1/4 cups water
  • 3-4 teabags black, green, white or orange pekoe
  • 4 tsp sugar


  • Heat up 1/4 cup of water and the sugar on the stove in a saucepan. 
  • Slice 1 vanilla bean in half and scoop out the seeds, adding them to the water and sugar.
  • Add the bean shell as well and allow the mixture to heat for 5-10 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
  • In a separate saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add the tea bags of your choice to the water and allow them to steep for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the vanilla bean from the sugar mixture and add to the tea.
  • Remove the tea bags and stir the mixture thoroughly before serving.
  • Now, you can sit back and enjoy your cup of vanilla tea!
    Tea is poured from a teapot into a cup