Walking through Costco the other day, I stumbled upon a product that I found intriguing. CAcafe Coffee.. . .A coconut coffee powder basically. I know that coconut is good for digestion so I thought about grabbing it but our cart was so full, I figured I’d grab it next shopping trip.
Low and behold, a week later I was chatting with a very nice representative of CAcafe about their Black Friday deals. Next thing I know, they shipped a canister of their CAcafe Coconut Tea for me and the rest of the sisters to check out.
This tea is a little different than the rest of the tea in my stash. One- because its a powder. Besides Matcha, I really don’t have any other tea in powder form and Two- This has calories and calories from fat. But as the label notes, all fact in the coconut tea comes naturally from coconut oil, coconut meat, and coconut cream. And lastly- this tea also has Cane Sugar in it, not something I typically have in my tea. So yes, in 2 heaping tbsps, you have 170 calories with 100 calories coming from fat. The ingredients in this powder are coconut cane sugar, green tea, maltodextrin, and starch.
For me, I don’t typically drink my calories so this is a departure for me. But this is such a unique and interesting product, I had to try it. I scooped the recommended 2 heaping tablespoons in my mug, prepped up hot water, and allowed the tea to cool for a moment.
Wow, I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what I would think of this beverage, but I have to say, it’s quite delicious! My initial thought after drinking this was that this would make a dynamite hot chocolate or even a great added into a matcha latte to give the beverage a touch of sweetness.
There really is a strong coconut flavor throughout so if you aren’t a coconut lover, this may not be for you. That being said, the cane sugar really provides this tea with a sweetness that I think even a child would enjoy. The sweetness is such that this tea would absolutely curb any sweet tooth craving you might have. The one note that was very slight was the green tea flavor. I wish it was a bit stronger just to even out the coconut and sugar flavors.
All in all, I really did enjoy this powder and plan to keep it on hand for some time to come. Rich, creamy, solid flavor and all of the powder dissolved without a hitch. I’m excited to even add a tablespoon to my upcoming matcha lattes or smoothies. I think there is a lot of experimenting that can be done with this powdered tea and I”m excited to get started to see what kind of drinks I can create!
***Note- There is an Unsweetened Version of this. Click here for more info***
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: CAcafe
CACAFE’S COCONUT TEA
• Delicious, fragrant, rich tea taste
• Made with REAL coconut and green tea
• Made with coconut – the best natural creamer and flavor enhancer
• No dairy added
• No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives added
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Original, Green Tea +C from Sen Cha Naturals is something pretty TEAriffic in my book and for SEVERAL reasons, too! You see – Original, Green Tea +C from Sen Cha Naturals – is a Vitamin C Daily Wellness Drink Mix made from whole food ingredients. 1 of those ingredients – and the very first ingredient – I must add – is Matcha Green Tea!
Upon opening the individual serving sized packet I saw that it looked like matcha powder, smelled more mellow with a speck of ginger, and then I got a little bit on my finger tip. I just HAD to try it. Original, Green Tea +C from Sen Cha Naturals – DRY – tastes and reminds me of those 80s powder candies where you dip the candy stick into a flavored sugar powder. Another 80s flash back that popped into my mind was Pixie Stix!
Original, Green Tea +C from Sen Cha Naturals was also a FUN product! At least for me it was – you see – I had a little science experience happen in my cup! I added water and it responded like a volcano! HAHA! LOVE it
Once Original, Green Tea +C from Sen Cha Naturals was in my cup and ready-to-go I noticed it smelled more like Matcha. It looked like Matcha would, too! It was even frothy!
This kind of TASTES like a Pixie Stix, too! But I really like the flavor! The ingredients are: Organic Matcha & Sencha Green Tea, Acerola Cherry, Citric Acid, Natural Sodium Bicarbonate, Ginger Root, Coconut Water Powder, Organic Orange Peel, Turmeric Root, Stevia. I’m always a little nervous when it comes to Stevia but it works in this and tastes GOOD. I think that paired with the Cherry makes it tart like Pixie Stix I remember from the 80s. I LOVE that they used Coconut Water Powder, too! Nice addition! The ginger root is noticeable but done nicely. I am thinking that it is cutting the Stevia and Cherry a bit, too! YUM! Yes! The more I drink this the more I am LOVING it!
The BEST part – other than it being from Whole Foods – it’s also VEGAN, Gluten Free, and Non-GMO! I can’t wait to try the other flavors! Original, Green Tea +C from Sen Cha Naturals surprised me more than once and I applaud that!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea/Matcha
Where to Buy: Sen Cha Naturals
We believe that nutrition should come from whole food ingredients, not synthetic vitamins. Whole leaf green tea, acerola cherry, coconut water, and supporting herbs to help you stay well. Our original blend imparts rich, vegetal notes with a touch of sweetness.