Tag: coconut

Episode 006: Hula Maté

Tazo’s Hula Maté is…eh, it’s okay. Not spectacular, but not totally bad either. Similar to Samurai Chai Maté, this is a maté blend with a lot going on. However, the flavors really don’t play well together.

I’d highly recommend having this iced instead of hot. (But even iced, it’s not that spectacular.) Might taste good with a splash of alcohol though.

This tea has been discontinued by Tazo, but you may be able to find a similar blend in Summit Spice & Tea Company’s Maté Calypso.

Episode 009: Bodhi Brew

Bodhi Brew is Handmade Tea’s first tea blend. Handmade Tea is a subscription service where you’re sent one tea blend a month, but the tea blend also includes individual tins of the components of the tea blend. Bodhi Brew’s mix of green tea, coconut chips, and black mission figs makes for a nice, smooth cup of green tea worthy for afternoon drinking.

If you’re not a fan of figs, try mixing the green tea and coconut by itself and sweetening with muscovado or turbinado sugar!

Episode 018: Toasted Nut Brulee

Teavana’s tea blends can be really hit or miss. This toasted nut brulee blend is a mix of oolong and rooibos along with a kitchen sink of other ingredients like coconut, ginger, and pineapple.

The resulting brew is nutty and spicy and oddly creamy. All the flavors really don’t come together in a very good way, but it’s more palatable iced than hot. If you’re allergic to nuts, you definitely should stay away from this.


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Episode 038: Black Coconut

Surprise! It’s another tea from Just Add Honey! I get these in my semi-monthly CSA pack. Their black coconut blend has a lot of great ingredients — black tea, honeybush (for sweetness), cocoa, coconut…and apple?

Even with that odd addition, this is a pretty satisfying cup for morning or after-drinner drinking. Take the coconut flavor to the next level by sweetening this with palm sugar and adding coconut milk! Dessert in a glass!


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