Leaf Type: Pouchong & Rooibos
Where to Buy: Whispering Pines Tea Co.
Jasmine Coconut Green Tea combines the warm fragrant smell of jasmine scented green tea and red rooibos with freshly toasted organic coconut flakes for a smooth tropical tea. Deliciously perfect for any time of the day! Best enjoyed hot.
Learn more about this tea here.
OK … whoa! I did NOT expect to like this as much as I do! Wow!
I don’t know exactly what I was thinking when I started to brew this blend, I guess I thought: “jasmine and coconut seem like a pretty odd combination,” and even as I sip this, my mind still seems to think that the two components would not make a compatible pair, but, my taste buds think differently! My mind can’t quite wrap itself around the thought of a Jasmine Coconut Green Tea.
But, it tastes amazing!
I think that the reason this works so well is that the jasmine is a lighter taste – it doesn’t smack you over the head with its heady floral essence – and so it mingles very well with the creamy, luscious taste of the coconut, and neither taste overwhelms the sweet notes of the Pouchong tea.
There is a well-achieved balance with this tea … at least when it comes to the tea leaves, coconut and jasmine. I don’t taste a lot of the rooibos, and that’s just fine with me. I suspect that the rooibos may lend a certain lightness to the overall cup, and perhaps a nutty earthiness as well, but, these are very faint characteristics to the tea, so much so that I hardly notice them at all.
But when it comes to the Pouchong tea, the coconut and the jasmine, I taste each note, but they all seem to work in harmony with one another. It’s one of those teas that tastes so good that you’ll want to keep drinking it long after you’ve finished the cup … so I recommend making a pot of the tea so you can fill ‘er up once you’ve emptied your cup. You’ll be really glad you did!