Amount: 3 heap tsp
Water: 22oz filtered, boiling
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: Coconut, Nut, Sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: Nutty, Coconut, Sweet
Aftertaste: coconut, and then COCONUT CUSTARD
Liquor: Deep dark orange red brown
Thanks to SoccerMom for turning me on to this tea.
First, you smell the tea as it comes up to your nose and you smell coconut custard.
MilitiaJim is flummoxed how something can smell like a texture, but it does.
Then you sip, at first I was sad, it was rooibos. Don’t get me wrong I love rooibos but I wanted coconut custard.
As I swallow the sip I start to taste coconut shell, then coconut.
Then I swallow and there is the coconut pie! Delicious.
Strange the flavor is all in the swallow.
Post-Steep Additives: pinch of German rock sugar
Resteep: 7 min, weak, 10+ min, weak but drinkable