I watched a Today Show segment yesterday titled: “Too Good To Be Healthy”, which featured Tea Forté’s Chocolate Truffle and Coconut Mango Colada teas. I currently have a few boxes of the Chocolate Truffle which I like. Very much. And I wanted to give this a fair shake too, especially after watching Kathie Lee take two sips of this and raving about it during the segment. More than one sip is a good sign usually, right?
I honestly had no intention of buying this tea whatsoever when I went grocery shopping this morning. Since coming home, I have had 3 cups of this. I really want to like it, but two out of the three cups have given me the shivering spine-tingles. This usually happens when I have a red wine that hasn’t had enough time to breathe and mellow – not a good sign.
The packaging says to bring water to a near boil and steep for 5 minutes. I brought the water to 190º and steeped for 5 minutes. Tried it hot, sweetened and iced – ACK! The second time I brought the water up to 174º and steeped for 2 minutes. Tried that version hot, sweetened and iced – ACK! again. The third time I heated the water to 130º for 1:45. This has been the best version so far, iced.
It does taste tropical; Coconut, lime and a bit of pineapple, but I really don’t taste the mango.
I need to try cold steeping this before I completely banish it from the cupboard. Definitely won’t be repurchasing…