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drank White Coconut Dulce by TeBella
1195 tasting notes

In a month, I’m going to Tampa basically for a hockey game then coming back. Actually we’ll have Saturday entirely down there, and so I did a Yelp search for tea, and TeBella came up. Bonus: it’s 2 miles from the hotel for that night! (They jacked up Friday rates so we’re staying in Clearwater then, darn I know.)

I then remembered that Autumn Hearth offered me this in a swap so I gladly took it as I love coconut. After looking at TeBella’s website, it looks like some of their teas are Art of Tea blends, like this one, but that’s totally okay by me because I won’t order directly from them again probably, though I like some of their teas.

I haven’t had this in awhile (I have it from Art of Tea and then maybe Persimmon Tree? Somewhere else w/it, that’s all I know) so I can’t really tell for sure by taste but I can by look.

It’s sweet, first and foremost. The coconut isn’t too strong in this cup as a coconut flavor, but it is definitely amplifying the creaminess of the tea. Definitely agree with everyone who says delicate but flavorful, that is a fact.

I’m glad I bought buttercream flavor oil for lip balm today. I was already thinking coconut chai and now coconut frosting is happening too. I’m just REALLY in a coconut mood and this tea is making it worse.

Kittenna

Yes, it’s the same as Coconut Creme from Persimmon Tree.

tattooed_tea

It also looks the same & has the same ingredients as the Coconut Calypso from Steeped Tea. But I swear this one has way more coconut flavour.

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drank White Coconut Dulce by TeBella
2221 tasting notes

Thanks to Sil for offloading this lovely coconutty tea on me, as she is not a coconut fan!

One look and one sniff of this tea and I’m about 99% certain that this is the exact same tea as The Persimmon Tree’s Coconut Creme. A sip, and I’m 99.9% sure that they’re identical. Lovely sweet coconut flavour with a soft white base… quite delicious! This one perhaps seems a tad more coconutty than I recall my last cup of Coconut Creme being, but that could easily be caused by proportions of ingredients in the infuser.

As I had a pretty limited amount of this tea left to begin with, I’m certainly glad to have more! Thanks, Sil!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank White Coconut Dulce by TeBella
4044 tasting notes

Thank you Rachel for a great idea surrounding 7 swans for our 12 days of christmas tea swap!

So i have to be honest…i don’t like coconut. It ruins everything lol especially shredded coconut. blech. HOWEVER…this tea is pretty good, considering my hatred of coconut :) I’m going to find a good home for the rest of my sample since i really think that this is a tea that a lot of people will love. It’s got a milky, creamy coconut thing going on that’s not overpowering…as daisychubb mentioned, it’s delicate and full of flavour all at once.

Holding off of rating this one since this is a total thing rather than the tea being bad. If i loved coconut i’d probably be putting this at an 85+.

Thank you so much for the share Rachel! I love trying new teas!

Kittenna

OH PICK ME!!!!!!! :D :D For a new home! I’d love to try this!

Sil

Haha can do. Ill add it to the box :)

Kittenna

That is exciting. Also, I will note that you dislike coconut! I don’t think I knew that.

Babble

Coconut is hit or miss for me, which is why this tea was so surprising to me. I thought it gave it a nice sweetness. Glad the tea is finding a good home, one way or the other :)

Sil

kittenna – it’s more miss than hit, and i’l always try things with coconut in it but it’s not my fav.

Rachel – for sure! I’m glad i got to try it, but i suspect that kittenna will love it more than me :) So i’d rather spread the holiday joy haha

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Special thanks to Rachel for this delicious coconut confection for day seven of the 12 days of Christmas! Rachel recommended pairing this with Thai curry or mango at the bottom of her note. No one has to tell me twice to eat Thai or Indian. This went amazing with my Thai spring rolls and saag paneer( both from the frozen food section). Perfection! It’s a more floral coconut white than a spice or fruit that I’m used to, but it was very smooth and creamy, I think the cornflower helped here.

Babble

Haha, glad you enjoyed it!

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drank White Coconut Dulce by TeBella
4231 tasting notes

First of all, thank you Rachel for this, your submission in the 12 Days of Christmas tea swap! YUM!

This is really good. It’s cooled off quite a bit as I’ve not been sitting here sipping (fixing dinner!) but it is REALLY good cold too. It is sweet and creamy and delicious.

Rachel – you picked a really good one for 7 Swans a Swimming!

Babble

Thanks. Glad you are enjoying it :)

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Day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas

When I opened this I knew it was going to be delicious. It smelt caramel like, like dulce de leche. I didn;t really get any coconut in smell, until I steeped. I wasn’t expecting much in regards to coconut because I have been let down by so many coconute teas before.

But this…. OMG! This is devine. Sweet, coconut, caramel. Amazing. This is THE coconut tea I have been looking for. It is soooo good, even though it has been sitting all day.

pic
http://instagr.am/p/Telw00MGc3/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Babble

Wow – glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! :-D

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drank White Coconut Dulce by TeBella
504 tasting notes

Thank you Rachel for day #7 of the 12 days of Christmas! I hope it’s late enough that I’m not posting a spoiler ;)

I was pumped to make a pot of this and sip it all day, it’s so sweet and delicate but full of flavour at the same time. It’s so tasty, that I just received my giant order from Zen tea, but I’m not even touching it tonight ;)

http://www.daisychubb.com/on-the-seventh-day/

Kittenna

Oh man. That sounds delicious.

Babble

I love your blog post. And I love the part where you wrote, “can I hear bottomless cups of tea?! holla!” Glad someone else thought that was neat, too :)

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We received this tea from Rachel as part of the iced tea swap from DaisyChubb’s blog (daisychubb.com). So thanks to both of you!

The whole point of the swap was to get iced tea blend… but we’re being rebels and brewing it hot:).

This is a very fruity blend, and would probably be GREAT iced, so we may have to try that a little later. The most predominant fruit flavor that I taste is the orange peel, followed by the papaya, apple, and some tart that must be the cranberries. Add in some cinnamon to warm everything up, and it’s a pretty enjoyable brew.

The black tea itself is kind of lost in this whole mixture, I can’t really say that I taste it at all. This probably has something to do with the steeping parameter being 185 degrees, which took me a little by surprise (black tea and fruit, can’t I just boil it to death?).

A big thanks again to both Rachel and Daisy :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Babble

I’m interested to hear what you thought of it, iced. I thought it was wonderful iced, and I was super excited to find a fruit blend that didn’t have hibiscus. I agree, though, that there isn’t much “black tea” to taste.

Dylan Oxford

Yay, I found the right Rachel!

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drank Mango Melangé by TeBella
166 tasting notes

This was made with a little bit sweetener and was very good. Very sweet and reminds me a lot of a Capri Sun (except without all the high fructose corn syrup). I’m wondering what this tastes without sweetener, but it’s definitely a good juice replacement.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Oolong Nirvana by TeBella
166 tasting notes

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