So I was looking for a black tea have following my cup of 52Teas’ Coconut Cream Pie tea and my gaze happened to fall on this tea. The two are quite similar, at least the descriptions would suggest they are, so I thought it might be neat to compare them both. This is just a quick and dirty evaluation, I don’t think I have the patience to do one of the long, detailed reviews Takgoti does. ;)
What I notice about the dry tea is, while 52Teas’ tea has lots of big coconut shavings, this tea only a has a few measly little shreds scattered through it. It doesn’t smell quite as strongly of coconut either.
The trend continues with the flavours; not as much coconut, but a bit more creaminess and also a touch sweeter, I think. One point in Capricorn’s favor is that it seems to take to milk better than the Coconut Cream Pie tea. The ‘bases’ of the tea taste different too, which I suppose only makes sense as Capricorn has an Irish Breakfast (Assam) base and 52Teas uses a Nilgiri base for their teas.
Which of these two teas do I like better? They’re both very much drinkable and pleasent, but I’m leaving toward prefering Coconut Cream Pie over this one because of its stronger, richer coconut flavour.
I’m having this with milk for my morning cuppa. It makes a descent breakfast tea but I still wish that it were a bit more robust – although it might be the cream flavour mellowing it out a bit.
I don’t really like this tea enough to use up the full canister I bought so I’ll be ‘donating’ some of it to the various people who requested some in the Take It Away thread.
You know, as much as I love the vanilla and coconut flavour, there does seem to be something missing with this tea. I think I was expecting a bit more strength and depth, particularly with the Irish Breakfast added in. It’s kind of a one-note tea, so I think I’ll drop the rating a little bit.
This tea is soooo creamy and rich-tasting with milk – it particularly brings out the coconut.
Backlogging from earlier today. This is sooo tasty with skim milk and it gave me enough of a kick to last through the evening (I had friends over for supper – fun, but lots of work).
This tea doesn’t resteep well apparently, as it tastes quite watery and flavourless. :(