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Vanilla-Scented Tea

For a tea that complements both sweet and savory items, our Test Kitchen suggests this mildly flavored version.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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.

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