Aw yeah, reaching into the back of the hoarder cupboard now! New goal: when I’ve got 25 teas or less, I’m doing my first ever Whispering Pines order. If that won’t stir me on to greatness, nothing will.
“Aw yeah, reaching into the back of the hoarder cupboard now! New goal: when I’ve got 25 teas or less, I’m doing my first ever Whispering Pines order. If that won’t stir me on to...” Read full tasting note
“T2 recommend “2 to 4 minutes at 90 degrees”. I tend to like my teas strong, so I went for 4 minutes… and it was a bit too long, or perhaps the temperature was a bit too high....” Read full tasting note
“This smells amazing, both in the bag and steeped. Very creamy, chocolatey, and yes, definitely white chocolate… normally not my favorite, admittedly, but that’s another conversation. It...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown (122)! Hot in my timolino; I actually am really enjoying this one so thank you VariaTEA for sending me a sample of it – it’s very sweet and rich. Actually,...” Read full tasting note
A trio of white is a winning combination in this euphoric blend of white tea, cocoa pieces and white coconut. Deliciously creamy and serenely sweet, cocoa practically melts in the cup as it brews, collaborating joyfully with coconut in a tropical twist. It’s a match made in heaven.
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T2 recommend “2 to 4 minutes at 90 degrees”.
I tend to like my teas strong, so I went for 4 minutes… and it was a bit too long, or perhaps the temperature was a bit too high. Either way, next time I’m going to reduce both slightly.
Had it straight as this one should be, but it could have done with a drop of milk – but that’s probably just because it brewed too long!
A little bit of sweetness, and a great nose on it.
Better after it’s cooled just a little, as this lets the flavours come through.
Flavors: Caramel, Coconut, White Chocolate
This smells amazing, both in the bag and steeped. Very creamy, chocolatey, and yes, definitely white chocolate… normally not my favorite, admittedly, but that’s another conversation. It tasted better cooled than hot, and I’m a bit surprised how much I enjoyed it.
Hm. Who sent this to me? I thought possibly OMGsrsly (but see no reviews from her of it), then I see VariaTEA has shared a bunch… or perhaps it’s from my colleague in Australia who sent me a box of Aussie tea about a year ago? I really need to start writing down people’s names and handles on my incoming swap bags. :) Thank you to whomever shared this though! I love it.
Hot in my timolino; I actually am really enjoying this one so thank you VariaTEA for sending me a sample of it – it’s very sweet and rich. Actually, it’s reminding me of DT’s Cookie Dough blend quite a bit. Strong coconut and chocolate notes; lighter nondescript nutty notes. Not really any distinct caramel notes to it – but maybe they’re hiding by just contributing to the overall sweetness.
But yeah; this is a good dessert white.
First thing, for all London-based tea lovers – apparently, T2 opened a shop in Shoreditch a few months ago. Great!
So I looked at what Steepsterites had to say and found this lovely tea, and the lovely shop girl brewed some up for me (they actually very happily brew any tea you’d like for you, on the spot! I tried this and Melbourne Breakfast), and it was very tasty so I got some. And now I made it at home and it’s still very very tasty.
It’s an unusual combination. I tend to associate cocoa with black teas, and I haven’t had much luck with green teas with coconut even though I love coconut. But this combination with white tea somehow works wonders. I was a bit sceptical at first because cocoa tea just begs for milk and sugar in my head, but this is beautifully… dessert-y, while also somehow being quite light. If you get the chance to stop by a T2 shop, do have a taste. It’s a keeper.
Oh, and it’s also one of the prettiest teas I’ve seen. The tea itself has all these different shades of white-ish and green and even almost brown. And then the cocoa husks come in with some coconut flakes. I just kept staring at it for about a minute, admiring the sheer prettiness. It looks like fall.
Last time I had this, I brewed it hot and had it plain so with the rest of the leaf, I decided to try it a couple of different ways: hot with milk and iced.
I find the addition of milk to the hot cup highlights the coconut flavour of this tea. So the start of the sip is sweet, creamy coconut goodness. As the sip ends though, the cocoa really comes through to finish things off with a rich chocolatey note. Though if I am being honest, I don’t think this tea really needs the milk as the difference between this and the plain cup is minimal.
Iced, this reminds me of a watered down sweetened hot chocolate. The base also comes through more strongly as well. Unfortunately, I find the flavours are just too subtle for an iced cup. So, at the end of the day, I think I will stick to having this one hot.
Thank you Memily for such a generous sample. I really enjoyed playing around with this tasty tea! 166.
This is what started my latest tea kick!
I had a friend visiting from London. Half-jokingly, I took her into the tea shop, This was available as a sample (iced). I tasted it. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for the whole weekend, so I went back and bought it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut
I’m sipping on a big mug full of this tea right now as I’m studying.
I love it! It’s brews into a beautiful golden liquor and smells like a liquidated Chocolate Bounty Bar. Coconut and chocolate is such a delicious and classic combo, and I like that it’s combined on top of a white tea base, as white tea itself (although full of nutrients and antioxidants) has the most subtle flavour of most teas – so it really allows the sweet flavours to shine through.
I did find that the actual taste of the tea wasn’t as strong or sweet as the smell – but I suppose if it did, then it wouldn’t really be a natural drink. I find that the sweetness grows the more I sip on it, and it helps if you’re already not much of a sugar-consumer. The more I’ve gotten used to cutting sugar out, the sweeter I’ve found the taste of things. My friend loves junk food, and thought this tasted a bit bland, and added rice malt syrup to it. But I really liked it’s subtlety, and prefer it on it’s own. So I guess it depends what you like! The ingredients in this tea are just coconut pieces (I ate a few pieces straight from the tea, and had to restrain myself from eating all of them), cocoa husks and white tea.
Very simple, smooth and elegant tea. It’s a nice touch to a classic white :)
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Coconut
Oh My Goodness!!!! Coconut and White Chocolate. I initially ummed and Ahhed about the $22 price tag, but when i had a sample instore i purchased it straight away. its my “treat myself” tea its so smooth and delicious. Will be buying more for sure. Again about the price $22 is a lot in comparison to other T2 teas & tea in general, but i will go out shopping and pay $5 for a latte so $1 per pot is reasonable.