Coconut + Tea = Perfection
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“This is one of my Adagio favorites. Sweet and creamy. Had a little steeping snafu this morning...the Hot Shot I use for quick morning out-the-doors was decidedly tepid. So I had to run water...” Read full tasting note
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Even in the coldest chill of winter, the refreshing Coconut tea will imbue your cup with a taste of summer in the tropics. Combining the flavor of fresh coconuts with bright Ceylon black tea, you will have to fight the urge to wear your grass skirt out in public.
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I’ve had this in my cupboard twice already without reviewing. I thought I had gotten to it, but no, I had only written a short review for Adagio.com in exchange for some points. (I love that point system… it’s gotten me plenty of free tea when my bank account was low.)
Anyway, my review there said: “Every morning before work, I steep something for the commute. I bought this tea wanting something for summer that I could ice and enjoy while blasting the AC. Turns out, this is perfect. The coconut flavor is strong and realistic. Tropical and delicious. It reminds me a lot of the ‘coconut palm’ bubble tea that I’m obsessed with, only with less calories and a way better price. If you get this, try it with a splash of milk! It’s great!”
I also want to mention the generous amount of dried coconut shavings mixed in. They really add an extra dimension of tropical goodness.
Today is not a day for new teas. Today is a day for tried and tested, I know I love this tea teas.
I got a notice yesterday saying that my water would be turned off today at 11am to deal with a burst pipe. Naturally, I panicked, then decided to get up early, have a shower and then fill any and all receptacles I could find with water. That didn’t work out. I woke up this morning at 10:58am, flew out of bed and managed to fill two water bottles before the water was turned off. So I have exactly one litre of water to last me the entire day D:
On the plus side, the kettle already had enough water in for a morning mug of tea.
Because I am limited by the amount I can drink (and only have 3 infusers, which I have no way of washing out) I decided to stick to teas that I know I’ll enjoy today, so I went for this as a creamy favourite.
Toasty and sweet, this was the perfect choice to calm me down after my panic this morning. I only have a couple of cups of this left, but might have to sneak another sample into my next order (which I have already selected as adagio). I will be very sorry to see this go. I added milk and sugar this morning, and I wish I’d left the sugar out. It’s too sweet, as the coconut is a sweet enough flavour on its own. However, the added sweetness reminds me of coconut icecream – which I am now craving despite the rain – and I have a feeling this would make an awesome tea latte. I like it too much to sacrifice double the tea for one drink at the minute, but when I have more I will definitely have to test that theory out.
FYI: I freaking love coconut. Especially coconut teas. This may cloud my judgement. But this tea is awesome.
This is very coconutty, but falls a bit flat. I don’t think it is due to the flavor, but I am starting to not love the black tea base used in these flavored teas as I branch out and try other brands. Flavored blacks used to be all I drank…I think I just prefer oolongs and pu erhs more. But if you enjoy other flavors that Adagio has to offer, this one is a solid choice if you also enjoy creamy coconut!
I adooore coconut so this was a must to try for me.
Scent-wise, this tea doesn’t disappoint. It’s coconut in the bag, as it steeps, in my cup. I could just sit and inhale this all day. Raw and dirty coconut. Yum.
I’ve tried a few of the flavored black teas from Adagio lately, and I think I need to just try their plain black ceylon- because I’m starting to think I dislike it in general. All of the flavored ceylon’s I’ve tried have been slightly bitter to me (ginger was the worst).
This is the least bitter of the flavored teas so far. The coconut seems to smooth off the tannin’s bite a bit more (while ginger in the ginger blend accentuated it). It also has a kind of after-taste of coconut that coats the tongue, which I kind of enjoy :)
Overall this isn’t my favorite tea, but I’ll finish off my sample happily. This is a great candidate for Butter tea. :)