drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
358 tasting notes

I’ve had this little sample from David’s in my tea drawer since just before Christmas, and pulled it out tonight to try. I always assumed that the “Coco” meant chocolate, but apparently it is coconut. I’m fine with either, I’m just a little apprehensive about the rooibos and all of the spices. I like a good chai, just not the real peppery ones, which I’m worried this may be after reading the reviews. This may be a sample that I should’ve saved for my fiancee. The dry blend smells lightly sweet and spicy with a hint of coconut. There is a peppery-sweet smell that comes from the cup while steeping, it’s a little odd. The flavor is strong and peppery with a ginger finish. There is a light cardamom and coconut aftertaste that wasn’t that great. I added a little milk and sweetener, which covered up some of the pepperiness. It’s still spicy, and I can feel the warming sensation all over, which makes me think I would like this more in the winter time. I can’t taste any of the rooibos at all, at least, and it does lose a little spiciness as it cools down. I still don’t think that it’s a tea that I would order myself, though. Maybe if there were more coconut and less spicy pepperiness in the mix.

-Dry blend has red rooibos mixed with pieces of spices, slivers of dried coconut and small red peppercorns.
-Dry blend smells lightly sweet and spicy with a hint of coconut. Tea liquor aroma is spicy with a hint of coconut.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy medium yellow brown color with an oily sheen on top.
-Strong peppery taste with a ginger finish. Light cardamom and coconut aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Good tea. A warming cup. Spicy and peppery flavor with a hint of coconut.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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