Coconut Carrot Cashew Assam from A Quarter To Tea. . . . .

When I saw this blend on A Quarter to Tea’s website and I told it to my significant other, he wrinkled his nose and said he didn’t think it would sound good. I, on the other hand, was intrigued. I have never seen cashews in a blend before and was curious as to how it would translate. So I bought a taster and it was the second tea I tried from my first order from them.

The dry leaf smelled like carrot cake, sweet cashews, and coconut. It is very enticing, warm, and comforting. I steeped the whole sample in my 16oz mug for 4 minutes with near-boiling water. The smell of the steeping liquid was totally coconutty! I could also smell the malty Assam. I added a little agave and gave it a stir, breathing in the hot coconut-smelling liquid. Yum! If coconut cake and carrot cake had a baby, this tea would be the child! The Assam is bold and prevalent in this blend, perhaps I shouldn’t have used the entire sample, but no worries because it is still very good. The carrot and coconut are both very prominent, but unfortunately it would seem that the cashew may have been overpowered by those two components. I keep feeling like I can taste the cashew, but then I wonder if i’m just confusing it with the coconut. Either way, this tea is very nutty. The carrot part lends a sweet, smooth, and vegetal flair that pairs nicely with the malty Assam and nuts.

I would say that A Quarter to Tea is 2 for 2! I love both blends I’ve tried thus far and will be highly recommending them to everyone. They really have done a fantastic job putting these teas together. I could drink both that I’ve tried all day, everyday! Check them out for sure.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  A Quarter To Tea
Description

Three of the best C’s in existence that are only better when paired together. Sweet carrot, creamy coconut, and rich and nutty cashews come together on an Assam base for a medium bodied, and incredibly satisfying cup.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Sophia

Sophia

Hi, my name is Sophia. I am a first time mother to a beautiful little girl who will be 1 in July 2017. I spend my days at home with her and when I get a minute to myself, I usually spend that time making, drinking, or researching tea! My love for loose leaf tea is relatively new. When I was pregnant with my daughter, my mother (a tea addict herself) brought me to DAVIDsTEA. I enjoyed a cup of their Coconut Cream Pie Oolong and was instantly hooked! Since then, my addiction has grown to fill entire cabinets, and shows no sign of stopping.

I am the creator of the Facebook group CommuniTEA where we have one big tea discussion. It is a great group for those new to the tea-world. I feel strongly about spreading the joy of loose leaf tea. I like making instructional videos and helping those that are new to the art of tea-making so that they, too, can share in the happiness that tea brings. I am excited to see where this hobby takes me and I will continue to spread the joy!
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