08 Dec

Cocomint Cream | 24 Days of Tea: Day 8

Cocomint Cream - 24 Days of Tea Day 8Coconut and mint might not be a familiar combo, but trust us. It’s seriously addictive. As soon as you open your first tin and experience its fresh, sweet-mint aroma, you’ll understand. It’s the kind of tea you always want to have within arm’s reach. It makes a sweet little afternoon pick-me-up. Or a perfect finale to any meal. Or a midnight snack that won’t keep you up all night. Refreshing, creamy, sweet and comforting, it’s everything a tea ought to be.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
peppermint & coconut
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 96°C for 4-7 minutes

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aroma:

A strong mint aroma rises from this tea the instant you pour hot water over it. Actually, the instant you open the tin it seems to unfurl throughout the immediate area with a clean, fresh, and somewhat sweet scent that is highly inviting. The powerful aroma features a touch of floral but is dominated by the initial peppermint deluge and the more subtle coconut notes.

flavour:

Mostly mint up front, the flavour of Cocomint Cream is more equally balanced than the aroma with coconut breaking softly through to bring a sweet creaminess. A highly refreshing brew, it is very crisp and clean and a great remedy for stuffy sinuses. Perfect as is, I imagine it would also make a very tasty and extremely refreshing  iced tea as well. Cozy and comforting, it is a great blend to offer with desert or on Christmas morning around the tree.

06 Dec

Coco Chai Rooibos | 24 Days of Tea: Day 6

Coco Chai Rooibos - 24 Days of Tea Day 6If you’re into spice-based chais, this one is for you. It’s got a smooth base of caffeine-free rooibos, and a satisfying kick of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and piquant red peppercorns. Plus there’s a strong hint of coconut, for a slightly exotic twist. Try it straight up or infused in hot milk for a truly fabulous chai latte. It’s the kind of thing you get addicted to.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
coconut & pink peppercorn
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 96°C for 4-7 minutes

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aroma:

Dominated by a strong spicy character of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and pepper, this tea has rich earthy notes from the rooibos base. A hint of vanilla and coconut sweetens the aroma for a fresh, inviting impression.

flavour:

The flavour is much more heavily dominated by its rooibos character with the coconut sweetness taking a more subdued role. A decent spice character lingers after sipping with a touch of vanilla also noticeable. The subtle coconut shines through more strongly at the end of the flavour and has an interesting kind of layering affect that brings it out the more you drink. I could see this tea being improved somewhat by just a touch of agave to bring out the sweetness and maybe even a splash of milk to give it the creaminess it so desperately seems to want. The recommendation for making this into a latte seems like a solid one and I intend to try that method with the rest of it.