Tag: coconut

Episode 059: Coconut Cabana

I’m a big fan of coconut, so I was very eager to try The Tea Spot’s Coconut Cabana. It’s a pretty simple blend — milk oolong (also known as jin xuan), shaved coconut, and “natural coconut flavoring”.

I don’t know if that flavoring contributed to the powdery residue with this tea, but I feel like it might be what didn’t make this a super great cup right off the bat. Even after rinsing the leaves, there was a chalky aftertaste that lingered after each sip.

It’s not a bad coconut tea, but I prefer Golden Moon Tea’s coconut pouchong.

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Episode 063: Pina Colada Honeybush

Here’s another fun and tasty blend from Zoomdweebie’s — pina colada honeybush. Naturally sweet honeybush is paired with dried coconut and huge dried pineapple chunks to create a really great dessert-type cup of tea.

Steeping time is a bit long (7-10 minutes!) but it’s almost impossible to overbrew this. Sweeten this with honey to bring out the true flavor of the tea! Hot or iced, this tea is fantastic.

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Episode 065: Coconut Banana Cream Pie Hojicha

This coconut banana cream pie hojicha from Zoomdweebie’s might be my new favorite dessert tea! Toasty, nutty hojicha is blended with freeze-dried bananas and dried coconut pieces to create a really delicious cup.

This is great as a morning or after-dinner tea because of the low caffeine content. I bet this would be really something iced with a bit of coconut milk. I might have to try it that way next!

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Episode 081: CocoCaramel Sea Salt

You know I’m not the biggest fan of most chocolate teas, so I approached Teavana’s CocoCaramel Sea Salt with a bit of hesitation. But you know what? It’s not too bad!

The blend is chocolatey, but not watery or too thick. There’s just the right touch of sea salt, with some added sweetness from the honeybush (although you do taste it near the back of the sip). I don’t think this is a tea I’d drink very often, but it would make for a nice dessert tea.

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Episode 092: Pina Colada Iced Tea

The iced tea drinking continues! This time, it’s Zoomdweebie’s Pina Colada iced tea. They actually have two versions of this tea — if you recall, I’ve tried the honeybush version.

I’m totally a fan of this black tea version! The quality of the black tea really brings out the rich caramel undertones of rum flavoring that are in this blend. Together with the pineapple and coconut, this iced tea takes me straight to the tropics. I can’t stop drinking this. Mmmm!

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