Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: New Mexico Tea Co.
A full bodied tea that complements the coconut beautifully. A little milk helps bring out the coconut flavor.
Learn more about this tea here.
Yum! Do you like coconut? If you do, you’ve GOT to try this tea.
Seriously, this is one of the best coconut flavored black teas I think I’ve ever tasted. The flavor is so very true to the fruit.
The aroma of the dry leaf does smell a little … artificial. It has a sort of coconut candy kind of scent to it, it is sweet and coconut-y smelling … it doesn’t really smell chemical or anything, but the sweet notes give it a more confectionery fragrance. But, I am glad that the artificial notes end with the aroma … because the flavor is sensational.
The black tea base is – according to the label on the package – an Organic Korakundah estate black tea which means it’s a Nilgiri base. A good choice, in my opinion, because the result is a rich, robust, full-flavored tea that offers a very enjoyable, solid background of flavor … but without being too intrusive on the flavor of the coconut. Instead, the rich, somewhat malty notes of the Nilgiri enhance the coconut tones, making it taste thicker and creamier.
The coconut flavor here is strong and very coconut-y. As I said before – it is very true to the fruit. This tastes like TRUE coconut. Sweet and creamy and very yummy.. It is sweet, but it doesn’t taste “candy sweet.” Quite simply, it tastes like coconut.
This is one of the better coconut teas that I’ve tasted, and one that I’d recommend to those looking for the ideal coconut 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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