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Coconut Cacao Tea from The Persimmon Tree

April11

Coconut Cacao from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Pu-erh

Where to Buy: The Persimmon Tree

Tea Description:

The Coconut Puerh Tea is a unique blend of organic pu-erh loose-leaf tea, cocoa nibs and coconut provides a smooth, full, slightly sweet flavor with a mild hazelnut finish.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This Coconut Cacao Tea from The Persimmon Tree is really tasty!  If you’ve read many of my reviews, you know that I’m not always “excited” to try a new pu-erh, because I had some bad experiences with pu-erh early in my tea journey. Since then, I have learned better ways to infuse pu-erh, and this has greatly influenced my enjoyment of the beverage, and I can say that I do enjoy pu-erh now.  But that doesn’t stop me from being hesitant when it comes to trying a new pu-erh … there are still some residual effects from those bad memories that play games with my head when it comes to having a cup of pu-erh.

But this Pu-erh blend from The Persimmon Tree captivated my interest because … well, the chocoholic in me couldn’t overlook the word “Cacao” in the name of the tea.  And my love for chocolate overrules my hesitation when it comes to Pu-erh!

The Pu-erh here is indeed earthy … but I think that the other flavors in the blend manage to offset the earthiness enough so that the earthiness is not all that I taste.  It is rich and mellow, and I like how the mild flavor of the pu-erh melds with the chocolate … it seems to enhance the chocolate experience in a very pleasant way.

While this blend is primarily about the chocolate for me, I’m finding the other flavors of this tea to be almost as agreeable as the chocolate.  The coconut, for example, is sweet and creamy … it has that “slickness” that coconut has, and it coats the palate with that deliciousness.  The combination of the chocolate (and how nicely it is enhanced with the pu-erh) and the coconut gives the overall cup a very candy bar-ish like taste.

As the tea cools, the chocolate and coconut really POP and the dessert-like taste really comes to life … this tea is best served when hot … but not piping hot.  Let the tea cool in your teacup for about two or three minutes, and you’ll be rewarded with yumminess!

Another great tea from The Persimmon Tree.  Check them out on Facebook, and don’t for get to “like” them to get updates on what’s new!

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