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!
Fall is time for Chai. Fall and winter is when I want to start my day with the warm spiciness of a good cup of Chai. While everyone else is craving all things pumpkin, I’ll be over here drinking Chai.
I always use Chai teabags, but over the years I have seen powder Chai mixes pop up, I think even Trader Joe’s has one, but they all have milk in them, and so as a vegan those are no good to me. But this Blue Lotus chai powder has no milk. It’s just powdered black tea, spices, including citrus blend and that’s it. You just mix it with boiling water, and you’re sweetener and milk of choice. The directions say to use 1/8 of a teaspoon, which I did for my first cup. For my second cup I added a tiny amount more. When you’re stirring the water in, it kind of foams up like a latte. I tasted the tea before adding anything, and I was surprised by the very subtle citrus taste. It goes well with the all the other spices. I added a teaspoon of coconut sugar and a splash of coconut milk, and had an amazing experience. This made me feel warm and cozy, and was a wonderful way to start my day. The spice is subtle, which is why I added a bit more for my second cup, but it’s balanced and delicious. Nothing stands out, all the spices work together.
The convenience of a mix is nice, and it’s wonderful that there is a vegan version!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black/Chai
Where to Buy: Blue Lotus Chai
This variety has the lush and delicious flavors of our secret mandarin orange/tangerine blend, in addition to the masala spices that our BLC lovers find so scrumptious. A favorite!
Ingredients: Naturally brewed and flash-dried black tea powder; 100% Certified Organic powdered spices: ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, citrus blend from extract.