Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Zen Tara Tea
Let this tea take you to your personal tropical beach with an island blend of coconut and vanilla accented black tea. This surprising organic blend of tropical coconut pieces, natural flavors and black tea from India adds a gourmet twist to your morning tea routine and makes an exceptional iced tea. The aroma is intoxicating but not to worry, the taste isn’t overly sweet or flavored too strong. Our Coconut Cream tea also makes a wonderful no calorie dessert tea after a meal.
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I love coconut, so this tea seemed like a no-brainer for me. I was pretty certain it’d be a tea that I’d enjoy.
And I do. The black tea base is an organic Nilgiri tea instead of the standard Ceylon base, and what a difference it makes. The black tea is strong with hints of malt which accent the coconut and creamy vanilla tones very well. It is a rich, solid black tea, one that not only supports the flavors of coconut and vanilla very well but also one that would make an excellent tea for that all important first tea of the day with a boldness that would invigorate me even on those mornings when I’d rather crawl back into bed.
The coconut tastes sweet and creamy. It even has that sort of “slickness” from the coconut. The vanilla enhances that creaminess. Yes, this tea is sweet, but, I think that the flavors have been skillfully blended to avoid a cloyingly sweet taste.
Overall, I find that this is a very smooth and delicious tea that has a very agreeable balance between bold black tea and creamy coconut. Very well done, Zen Tara 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!
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