Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52 Teas
Our Coconut Cream Pie flavored black tea has been one of our bestsellers here at Zoomdweebie’s since we opened. In addition to the pouches of this tea that we’ve sold, we sell a LOT of beverages made from this tea, in particular, this is probably our all time bestselling iced tea latte, one sip of which has led people to exclaim, “That’s like coconut cream pie in a glass!” I’ve also been frequently challenged on our assertion that our tea lattes are all fat-free, particularly with this tea.
It is simply so decadent, so wonderfully sweet and satisfying, that people cannot believe that we didn’t just liquefy a slice of coconut cream pie and serve it to them in a glass.
For the 52teas version of this tea, we are adding some honking-big flakes of unsweetened coconut to our premium black tea blend along with coconut and vanilla flavors.
Mmm… imagine… enjoying coconut cream pie for breakfast! This morning, that’s just what I did!
I have been eager to try this tea. I am a member of an online tea-tasting community and some of the other members have raved about this tea, so, with one of my most recent orders to Zoomdweebies (aka 52Teas) I made sure to order this tea.
I was fairly confident I’d enjoy it. I love coconut – and especially coconut cream pie! – and I usually do like the tea from 52Teas/Zoomdweebies. They are as talented as they are creative when it comes to flavoring tea!
Upon opening the package, I was greeted with huge coconut flakes. LOTS of them! With each teaspoon of tea, there are at least two or three pieces of coconut on the spoon – and from the looks of it, this tea has coconut-o-plenty all the way to the bottom of the pouch!
The aroma of the dry leaf is a very strong coconut scent, with a pleasing note of vanilla. The brewed liquor has a softer fragrance, but it is still clearly coconut with hints of vanilla. It smells delicious!
And it IS delicious! The medium-bodied black tea base is smooth and non-intrusive to the coconut and vanilla flavors. There is no bitterness and very little astringency to the tea – it is just a brisk, flavorful black tea.
The coconut and vanilla combination is sweet and tasty. I would say that it is a bit like drinking a slice of coconut cream pie, but, since I’m currently enjoying this tea hot, I am going to say instead that it’s a bit like eating a warm bowl of coconut pudding. It tastes so smooth, creamy, and decadent, it is truly dessert in a teacup.
I’m currently drinking this tea hot, with just a sprinkling of raw sugar to bring out some of the more delicate flavors of coconut and cream – but this tea is quite sweet without the sugar, so I recommend tasting it before you sweeten it so you don’t overdo it. A splash of milk or cream will enhance the creaminess of this tea.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!