Tea of the Week for April 18, 2022!
Yum! This is smooth & coconut-y with notes of lemon that weave throughout the sip & linger in the aftertaste with a bright, tangy note. It evokes thoughts of springtime!
This delightful tisane starts with green rooibos (fresh & light!), a little lemon grass, lemon verbena & lemon thyme, plus dried lemon wedges & coconut. It’s naturally caffeine-free, organic, vegan, gluten-free, all natural & absolutely delicious! A perfect late-night dessert-y treat that’s guilt-free & won’t keep you awake all night!
organic ingredients: green rooibos, lemon grass, lemon myrtle, lemon thyme, coconut, lemons & natural flavors
more about this tea: One of my favorite dessert-y treats of late have been something I found in our local produce market which is a Pot de Creme custard-y confection that is vegan – made with coconut milk rather than cow’s (or other animal’s) milk. Now, I’m not vegan, but I generally prefer my dairy products to be plant-sourced. After one taste of this delicious Pot de Creme – I was hooked!
One of my favorite flavors of these Pot de Creme confections is their lemon. The coconut is very subtle in the Pot de Creme, so it got me thinking, what if the coconut flavor was a little stronger here – and the lemon slightly muted? How delicious would that be?
So, I decided to get to work on a tea version of what I was eating, but with the modifications I just mentioned, slightly more coconut, a bit less lemon & this tea turned out just exactly as I hoped it would!
to brew: shake the pouch to redistribute the ingredients (very important!) use 3 ½ grams of leaf to 12oz of very hot water (190°F) & allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain & allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. enjoy!
serving suggestions: it’s been kind of cold lately, so I’ve only tried this tea hot (thus far!) but I am betting that it’s delicious cold-brewed too. There is a natural sweetness to this from the coconut & green rooibos, so I suggest trying this before you add any sweetener, I quite like it unsweetened. However, if you prefer a sweeter cup, a wee bit of raw sugar would go nicely (it would also