Mmmm, I’m heavily enjoying having a day off and not being responsible for anything work related or having any sort of errand/domestic duties to attend to. So, breaking out a few familiar teas and a few new ones to enjoy.
Starting off the day, I decided to finally try this blend which I was kind enough to receive in a swap from LovelyLotus.I was rather ticked a few days ago when Tre had the chance to try this one out (he definitely likes coconut teas) before I could – and then I got swept up in trying my new Butiki teas and sort of put off trying this one out.
Dry, the smell is super coconutty (Robyn would just hate it – she can’t stand coconut) with smooth and silky vanilla. Those two notes are so powerful that I can’t smell the tea base at all.
For preparation, I steeped 1 1/2 tsp. in 10 oz. of water for five minutes. I was just going to do three, but Tre said the cup he had (which was steeped for three minutes) had been sort of weak so I changed my mind and let this steep a little longer. The smell of it steeping is super coconutty with the same creamy vanilla smell – but milder. Not any of the tea base – this one is all about the coconut.
Taste wise, this is a very nice coconut tea. The coconut taste is very full, and certainly not weak at all. I’m wondering if the two minutes really made that significant of a difference or if Tre was just being kinda stupid like usual, and not really knowing what he was talking about. The vanilla is really silky and nice too. What I’m really liking, is that this is not overly sweet but definitely doesn’t require the aid of a sweetner like sugar or honey. It also has that sorta yummy “unrefined” coconut taste that’s more tropical and natural. And, surprisingly, the white tea base does come through just a little mid sip.
It’s like a better form of those cans of coconut water (and, no weird jelly/pulp either – which is a huge plus)!
If this were to be available at my local DT store I’d probably pick some up – maybe another 25g on top of the 20(ish) grams I already have.
I was reading the reviews, and Lala tried this as a tea soda and seemed to like it. I have everything in the house that I would need to make this up as a tea soda, so I might actually try doing that (I want to try Root Beer Float as a tea soda as well, so next day off maybe I’ll do a tea soda day). I bet this would be incredible cold brewed too.