First impression – or should I say QUESTION – when I took my first sniff of the dry Savo Tea from Pacific Tea was…why does this smell like coconut? There is a very simple and reasonable explanation for this. It’s because it contains Coconut Husks and Coconut. When I first looked at it I saw the husks but didn’t realize the husks were coconut husks. I didn’t really notice actual coconut either. But once I smelled the wonderful aroma it CLICKED.
Savo Tea from Pacific Tea not only contains coconut and coconut husks it also contains carob and vanilla. The carob is definitely noticeable and contribute to the natural chocolaty taste. The flavor of this tea is that of chocolate, coconut, and vanilla which completely makes sense because those are the ingredients found in this loose leaf. It’s bold, it’s rich, and its black tea base is smooth and of medium strength.
Savo Tea from Pacific Tea was named for the Solomon’s Savo Island and its earthy, bold and rich volcanic scenery which seems to match the flavor of this tea in many ways. I felt like I was taking a journey while sipping on this tea and found in very satisfying and tasty.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Pacific Tea
Dreamy sensations of cocoa husks, coconut, carob and vanilla, reminiscent of the earthy, bold and rich volcanic scenery of the Solomon’s Savo island.
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Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Simpson & Vail
This delicate pink cup is truly scrumptious! Our Pai Mu Tan white tea is the perfect base for the delicious guava and strawberry flavors, with their complex, fruity aroma and full flavor. Delicious hot or cold!
Ingredients: White tea, organic hibiscus, cornflower petals, marigold flowers and Guava and Natural Strawberry flavors.
Brew: 2 tsp tea in 8 oz. water (at 175°), steep for 4 minutes.
Learn more about this tea here.
Strawberry Guava White Tea from Simpson and Vail is a lovely strawberry tropical treat for the hot days of summer. White flavored teas can be very hit or miss. Sometimes the flavor is spot on, other times, not so much. White tea has such a delicate flavor that sometimes adding different flavors just muddies the flavor.
The look of the dry leaf is something to behold. Gorgeous blue and yellow pops of color amongst a green background. I scooped a few heap fulls into my infuser and steeped the tea. They recommend steeping this tea at 175 for about 4 minutes. I’ve found those recommendations to be pretty spot on.
First sip and this tea is a pretty marvelous example of a flavored white tea. Delicate yet full of flavor. Light floral notes mixed with strawberry tones and a subtle tartness that actually adds a lovely contrast and definition to the tea. This is one of those teas that needs to be shared with others with gorgeous matching cups and saucers. This tea is dainty yet full of flavors. Really great example of a flavored white tea.
Simpson & Vail has a really unique concept on their site. They encourage their customers to create new and different foods using their teas. From this particular tea, a customer created a jello. A great idea and one that I can’t wait to try!