Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Boston Tea Company
Should you put the lime in this coconut? You just may want to try with our Coconut Joy, which is a blend of soft, creamy coconut bits and natural coconut flavors added to our premium estate Ceylon black tea. Typically, black tea is flavored with lemon – who says you can’t go a little nutty? Be bold; try it with a lime! Share your new found joy with a tropical-themed tea party! Don’t forget to don your coconut shells and grass skirt! Aloha!
This is a really tasty tea: very richly flavored with a sweet, natural-tasting coconut essence. It leaves that sweet sort of creamy feeling in the mouth, similar to the texture and sensation that occurs in the mouth after eating coconut.
The black tea is a bit milder than I expected. It has a slight bitter aftertaste to it that sits on the tongue. It is very slight, though, and isn’t really off-putting, and even cuts through a bit of the sweeter notes of the coconut. Other than the slight bitterness, the black tea taste melds very well with the coconut: coconut and tea become a deliciously unified flavor.
This tea is delicious hot (try it latte with a splash of milk … or try a little coconut milk for an extra special treat!), and it is also very good iced.
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!