So apparently I’ve never written a review for this tea before!?
I know I’ve had it a few times though, since for the last few years its come back around Halloween just like this year. I guess I always just forgot to log it on Steepster!?
This one has never really been a favourite of mine, but I don’t hate it either. In theory it sounds really good; creamy coconut and chocolate with warming spices and vanilla!? That should be quite comforting, right!? Something about it has always just slightly reminded me of soap though – chocolate and cinnamon soap. I’ve never, ever been able to totally nail down what ingredient does it for me though. Experience with other teas would suggest it’s the coconut, but this is a different sort of soap note that I find distinct from the taste of lotiony/soapy coconut.
So far this year, I’ve had this one twice now though both times I prepared the tea the exact same way: as a latte with a hint of vanilla agave and a light sprinkle of cane sugar on the foam at the top of the mug. One of the two times, I also added little cat sprinkles for a bit of an added Halloween aesthetic. That’s all the sprinkles did though; add aesthetic. They don’t really taste like anything.
I actually enjoy this as a latte more than any other way I’ve tried it; it’s got a lot less of the soap taste and the other element pull together in a more harmonious way. I like the chocolate and cinnamon pairing a lot; it reminds me of Cocoa Canela/Mexican hot chocolate in general. There’s something very, very comforting about it that just warms you up from the inside out. Like a nice big, reassuring hug. Hints of vanilla in the undertones. The coconut is just sort of missing, though? Oh well.
This is good for the very occasional drink at work but not something I’d want to buy for at home…
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