Vanilla is the most popular flavor for a sweet fix, according to the International Ice Cream Association. Inspired by this love, Adagio created combined the rich, warm dark sugar aroma of vanilla with mellow rooibos from South Africa to create our Vanilla Rooibos. Soothing and sweet, with a very 'beany' vanilla that compliments the almost fruity nature of rooibos. Naturally caffeine free! Full-leaf tea in portable, individually wrapped bags: superior taste, maximum convenience.
The story of vanilla begins with the Totonaco Indians of Mexico, who were the first to unearth its secret. They fell to the Aztecs, who were in turn soon conquered by the Spaniards, under the leadership of Harnando Cortez. Cortez brought his precious plunder, including a few beans of vanilla, back to Spain. Vanilla beans are the fruit of an orchid which blooms for only one day each year. Because of this, and also because the flowers must be hand-pollinated, vanilla is the second most expensive spice on earth, after saffron.