drank Coffee Leaf Tea by Astral Natural
673 tasting notes

Thank you Eric (think it was Eric and not Joe) for this interesting sample tea!

The world of herbal tea is interesting. Leave it to scientist Eric to produce something new for me to try out on a recent visit to my tea shop.

Eric handed me a tea bag and said, “Here’s something you might find interesting. It’s coffee leaf tea and tastes pretty good.”

Sure, I thought. How could coffee leaf tea taste good. I’m not really all that fond of herbal tea, other than mint and ginger. I love herbal blends that I can add real tea leaves or puerh to, but I don’t drink plain herbal tea very often.

I was a big time coffee drinker. Only the best for me!

My Aunt lived in Brazil when I was just beginning to drink coffee in my 20’s, and sent powdery packages of ink black coffee to me in California. I was hooked long before Starbucks existed.
(My family thinks it’s amusing that I’ve switched to tea)

Last night, I decided to try out the tea, with an attitude that was cynical. I didn’t think that the teabag was going to give me enough flavor. I was being a snobbish bore.

The taste was better than I deserved and very much like guayusa and orange peakoe. I had to admit that the flavor was really good! The tea was something that I didn’t expect (no, it wasn’t coffee flavored or weak I had to admit to my snobby self!) and taught me a lesson in pre-judging.

It’s unfortunate that this tea only comes in teabag form because the flavor is tasty and makes a good decaf alternative.

Wish I knew about the leaves when I had coffee trees growing outside my back balcony in Puerto Rico, I could have chopped up some leaves myself!

Alphakitty

This sounds so interesting, guayusa and orange pekoe flavors? I didn’t even know they made tea out of coffee leaves!

Kittenna

I recently heard about the coffee-leaf-tea thing. As I don’t much care for guayusa though, I suspect I wouldn’t be a fan.

Indigobloom

I heard they are using the shells now as well. Sounds yummy!!

Bonnie

I think the shells would have caffeine, not the leaves though.

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Alphakitty

This sounds so interesting, guayusa and orange pekoe flavors? I didn’t even know they made tea out of coffee leaves!

Kittenna

I recently heard about the coffee-leaf-tea thing. As I don’t much care for guayusa though, I suspect I wouldn’t be a fan.

Indigobloom

I heard they are using the shells now as well. Sounds yummy!!

Bonnie

I think the shells would have caffeine, not the leaves though.

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There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
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My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
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