Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Sands of Thyme on Artfire
Ingredients: black tea -Ceylon, -South India, -China, coconut rasps, flavoring, almond flakes
We’ve been experiencing some rather warm weather lately here in the Pacific Northwest – and sipping this tea makes me wish for the cooler weather of late autumn and early winter. Even with its tropical flair it has a very cozy, wintery taste to it.
The black tea base is delicious. Just strong enough to establish itself without overwhelming the coconut and almond notes. There is also an intriguing biscuit-y taste in the background that gives the overall cup a “cookie” kind of flavor. It is a brisk, pleasant tasting tea that is free from bitterness and has very little astringency.
The coconut is the strongest flavor of the cup. It is smooth and sweet with a touch of creaminess to it. It isn’t as strong a coconut taste as some coconut teas that I’ve tried, but I like the level of flavor to this – it has enough coconut to know what I’m tasting without being too much. A stronger coconut flavor might overpower the almond notes here, and I really like the way that the two flavors meld together. The almond is sweet and nutty, and enhances the cookie note I mentioned previously.
I like this one well enough that I can comfortably say that this is one of my new favorites from the Sands of Thyme. It’s yummy!