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Key Lime Coconut Black Tea Blend from Herbal Infusions

February12

KeyLimeCoconutTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Herbal Infusions

Tea Description:

If you can’t escape from the day to day grind this season then we’ve got the perfect blend for you! Dan has crafted a refreshing and full bodied tea that blends the best of the islands (key limes and coconuts to be specific) with the exotic flavour of a full high altitude premium Ceylon tea. 

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

As I type this, it’s snowing outside.  In this part of the Pacific Northwest, we don’t get a lot of snow.  We get rain, but, snow we get maybe once a year, and usually, a big snowstorm like this one … we get maybe every other year or every third year.  I guess it’s pretty much what most of the rest of the country is experiencing, right?  Lots and lots of snow.

So, as it’s snowing outside, I thought I’d enjoy something warm and tropical inside to get my mind off of that cold weather.  This Key Lime Coconut Black Tea Blend from Herbal Infusions seemed to be just what I was looking for!  It’s a tasty blend of a classic flavor combination:  Lime and coconut – with lots of black tea flavor to remind you that you’re drinking tea and not a tropical cocktail!

The black tea flavor is the strongest note of the cup, and that’s the way I usually want it to be.  When I drink tea, I want to taste the tea.  Here, I do!  The tea used in this blend is a Ceylon, and it’s a medium-bodied, brisk tasting tea.  Even tempered and pleasant to taste.   There is a dry, tangy astringency toward the tail that I’d categorize as moderate or medium.

The lime notes are tart, a little bit sweet, and even a tad bitter.  The bitterness here reminds me a bit of a grapefruit.  The lime really elevates the cup – it perks up the flavors of the cup.  The aftertaste has a very bright, citrus-y taste.

The coconut is more of a background note.  It’s not a really strong, well-defined coconut taste.  This doesn’t have that slick, creamy coconut flavor that many coconut teas have.  It’s a softer coconut taste:  sweet and reminding me a bit of toasted coconut rather than fresh coconut.  Toasted coconut has sort of a dry flavor, not quite as creamy and that’s what I taste here.  A sweet, sort of toasty, nutty flavor, rather than the sweet, creamy, slick and almost milky sort of coconut taste.

It’s a tasty tea and the flavor gets better as the tea cools.  This would make a really nice iced tea.

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