It's Snowing!

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Toasted
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 350 ml

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  • “A strange time of year to be drinking this, I know, but it ticked the box for my Ode to Tea I Entry, and I figure it would be more prudent to drink this coconut tea now than wait longer when it is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge: Saturday, March 13th: National Coconut Torte Day Tea #1 additional notes:  I said I’d finish this when it was fresh, so coconut day seems like a good choice!  ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Day one of AJRimmer’s advent! What a day! Woke up at 6am to take a friend in for surgery at 7:30. Steeped up a cup of this tea, had a few sips of creamy coconut and put it in my travel mug. Left it...” Read full tasting note
  • “This blend was much milder than I anticipated. Mild coconut on a mild base. I didn’t get any spices the first time I had this tea, but I noticed them much more the second time. It’s a nice mild...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

Tea of the Week for December 2, 2019!

I had planned on crafting a totally different tea for this week, but when I went to my tea studio to start working on the tea, this one just sort of took shape. I let my creativity do its thing & this is what I came up with: A blend of black teas (primarily Assam & Vietnamese with a little bit of Yunnan for a rounder flavor), vanilla beans, cinnamon, ginger & coconut. I wanted something with warm spices (as sort of a warm-me-up because … you know … “it’s snowing”) but I didn’t want to go the full-on chai route as I’ve got a few other chai blends going on so far this year. So, I just went with two classic spice flavors for the season & then added some vanilla to soften things up a bit & a bit of coconut for the “snow.”

I love the flavor of this tea! When I first start sipping on the warm cuppa – the flavor is spice. Cinnamon and Ginger. As you continue to sip it – a few sips into the cup – you start to pick up on the notes of vanilla. After a few more sips, the coconut becomes the star of the show, accompanied by the vanilla with the cinnamon and ginger still present but in the background, allowing the coconut and vanilla to shine through.

But – it’s like the name, right? When it first starts snowing, the weather is very cold. Bracing. Cold enough to want to run inside and get warm under a cozy blanket. That’s the cinnamon and ginger – they’re the warm, cozy blanket. Finally, when you glance out the frosted window, you see the snow start to fall. It’s not a heavy snow yet, just a few flakes falling from the sky. That’s the vanilla. Given a little more time, the snowflakes become bigger and blanket the earth around you. That’s the coconut.

This is so yummy! Really thrilled with how this one turned out! And it’s organic, VEGAN & gluten free!

organic ingredients: black teas, cinnamon, ginger, coconut, vanilla beans & natural flavors

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A strange time of year to be drinking this, I know, but it ticked the box for my Ode to Tea I Entry, and I figure it would be more prudent to drink this coconut tea now than wait longer when it is more seasonally appropriate and the coconut has likely gone rancid by then.

At least the coconut still has a lovely aroma in the package when I unsealed it! Brewed up, it smells like a richly coconut chai; coconut hits my nose first, with an undertone of clove. And that is mostly what I’m getting on the mouth as well. The coconut fills out on the sip first and foremost, with a crispy/toasted coconut left lingering on my tongue after the sip. About mid-sip and toward the end of the sip, I taste the spice — I see there is no clove in this blend, but that is definitely what I’m tasting… perplexing! I do pick out a little of a cinnamon note in the aftertaste left on my tongue.

It’s pleasant. Mostly this is a smooth coconut black tea, it has enough boldness to make this a nice morning cuppa, but it is sweet and smooth, with only a hint of drying after the sip. It is not a spicy tea, but it is a warming tea, and at least here, my house still feels quite chilly in the mornings and evenings despite the nice, warm, clear spring weather, which adds to the appeal of something like this for breakfast. I think it would go nicely with milk, since the flavors seem to fit a thick and creamy sort of profile, so I may try a latte next. I’ve been in a latte phase lately!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Toasted

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML
Martin Bednář

“A strange time of year to be drinking this” Nope, it’s not. It is going to snow this night here!

Mastress Alita

I have seen White Aprils here before, though it has (thankfully) been a while.

ashmanra

Wow, I just came in from yard work gasping for a big glass of water. My daughter was lying in the sun and got too hot and came in right behind me. Ashman would rather be where you guys are…

gmathis

I’ve seen snow on my mid-April birthday in SW Missouri more years than I would like.

Martin Bednář

It does snow, but not promised 4 cm/hour here. Actually, there is no snow in my region, but it’s different in some places.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge: Saturday, March 13th: National Coconut Torte Day Tea #1

additional notes:  I said I’d finish this when it was fresh, so coconut day seems like a good choice!   It wasn’t snowing today – sunny but cold.  Is this why this tea is less cozy today?  Does snow bring the magic here?  Not sure.   Though the water smelled particularly like more chlorine today.  sigh.   It’s just an example of all the steeping parameters need to be on point because I didn’t have this too long ago for it to have changed in flavor dramatically.  Second steep was more like I remember.
2021 sipdowns: 29

Mastress Alita

I almost picked this one for today too, but I found an older coconut tea in my stash!

Kittenna

Had no recollection of this, but apparently I should have it somewhere! Haha. I wish I’d gotten on the coconut tea bandwagon today!

tea-sipper

Oh, there is plenty of older coconut around here, but I also wanted to enjoy a fresh coconut. :D

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Day one of AJRimmer’s advent!

What a day! Woke up at 6am to take a friend in for surgery at 7:30. Steeped up a cup of this tea, had a few sips of creamy coconut and put it in my travel mug. Left it in the car at the hospital thinking I’d be back for it in a couple hours, not wanting to have to remove my mask in the hospital to sip my tea. NINE HOURS LATER of pining for my tea we find out surgery is definitely not happening today. This is the second time in a week they have canceled this surgery. My tea is lukewarm, but I’m back home decompressing. So this is how December in 2020 is going to start. Fine.

I didn’t realize it before, but the paper each tea is wrapped in is a note! This one talks about snow. It’s such a fun personal touch to the advent! Thanks, AJRimmer!

Coconut is what I notice first and foremost in this cup. I can taste some spice behind it… cinnamon? Nutmeg? It almost has a subtle sugar cookie flavor to it. This feels like such a mellow relaxing tea, which is exactly what I need right now.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

Aww that’s so nice about the advent! And what a cute name for a tea!

AJRimmer

I’m so glad you like the calendar! (:

tea-sipper

ick, I’m sorry you and your friend had to needlessly wait. I would think hospitals would try to be more streamlined in covid times. :/

Dustin

Thanks! I think hospitals are even more more fractured and frazzled because of covid and the resulting nursing staff shortages. That is what prevented the last shot of surgery happening yesterday, no supporting staff for the surgeons.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I certainly don’t expect hospitals to actually BE streamlined right now, but I would expect them not to have anyone waiting around IN a hospital for nine hours.

Shae

What a long wait, wow! Especially when you have a yummy hot tea waiting for you. And this one sounds delicious! I do hope your friend is okay. I’m sure that must be so frustrating for you both, especially if it’s already been canceled once before.

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This blend was much milder than I anticipated. Mild coconut on a mild base. I didn’t get any spices the first time I had this tea, but I noticed them much more the second time. It’s a nice mild chai that doesn’t need milk. I’m saving the rest of the pouch to enjoy over the holidays.

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Sipdown (257)

Sil mentioned a potential 52 Teas order which of course got me browsing on their website picking out teas I may want to sneak into her order. This one caught my eye but in the past I would order blends and realize I already owned them and had never tried them. So, this time I checked and turned out Sil was kind enough to share a sample of this with me. Thank you, Sil!

I figured since I owned this I should try it before ordering more blindly. That’s the story of how I ended up drinking a tea called “I’m Snowing” at the end of June on a day where the sun is shining and the temperature is in the mid 20s.

If I’m being honest, this is a bit bland for me. There are so many teas made by 52 Teas that I enjoy with these various ingredients so while I know Anne is awesome at making each ingredient shine, this fell short of my expectations. Maybe it was the mixture of ingredients that ended up in my spoon but mostly I get a flat black tea with the slightest, slightest hint of ginger and coconut. It makes me want to reach for ginger cola or Anne’s gone bananas…

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This felt mostly like a coconutty chai to me – which was fine, but I think I was hoping the flavours would end up blending a little differently. The ingredients don’t read “chai” to me, particularly.

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Finished off the last of this the other day except for a little bit that will be going off to variaTEA. It’s an interesting flavour combination. I love ginger teas and the addition of coconut and vanilla makes it a little different.

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