Company/Brand Name: Persimmon Tree Tea
Name: Coconut Cacao
Category: A Flavored Organic Puerh Tea
Form: Loose Leaf
Origin of the Leaf: Unknown
The Leaves: A beautiful display of rich-brown-colored leaves with bits of curled coconut.
Additions: Organic Cocoa Nibs, Organic Coconut Pieces, Natural Flavors
Flavor: A robust blend that is creamy and sweet, flavored with hazelnut and embraced by a warm-earthiness. Underneath it all is just a hint of cocoa and coconut.
Overall: This tea provides a unique arrangement of flavors that intrigue the senses. The overall feel is slightly decadent because of its lush and highly-flavorful taste profile.
My initial reaction when taking the lid off the tea container was that the leaves smelled a bit like sweet-licorice.
Once I brewed up a cup of the Coconut Cacao, I found the overall taste to be quite unique. The flavor was definitely sweet and rich tasting, but to identify the other flavors was a bit perplexing.
As I explored the flavor profile and took my time experiencing each sip, I discovered that the slight licorice-like smell of the leaves was also apparent in the taste. After further investigation, I realized that it was the hazelnut flavoring I was experiencing. I would have to say that this particular taste really stands-out and plays the leading role.
Nestled behind the hazelnut is just a hint of bittersweet chocolate and an almost vanilla like taste. This is all folded into a rich, yet mellow, earthiness.
Lastly, there is the coconut, which really doesn’t present itself much at all, except to perhaps lend this tea its creamy and smooth texture.
I almost forgot to mention that this tea has a superb finish. After each sip there is sweet, hazelnut taste that lingers for several minutes. This left me feeling as if I had experienced something quite remarkable.
For some reason whenever I drink this tea, I feel as if I’ve been transported to some chic teahouse with a warm, relaxing and unique atmosphere. As I sip my tea, in this cosmopolitan setting, all the mundane and trivial details of modern life seem to melt away. For a few moments I am living a sumptuous life.
I just love the packaging that Persimmon Tree Tea provides its customers.
Each tea, no matter what quantity ordered, is delivered in an attractive tin with the name of the tea right on the label. This makes it incredibly easy to find just the tea I’m looking for in my not-so-organized kitchen cabinets.
According to the Persimmon Tree Tea canister, 1.5 teaspoons are to be used per cup of 210F water for 3-5 minutes.
Since I tend to like my tea on the stronger side, I steeped the leaves for about 4-5 minutes in my 6-ounce glass teapot. This resulted in the rich tasting brew described in this review.
For larger amounts, I also used my PersonaliTea teapot.
Infusions – If desired, this tea can be infused multiple times, but I found that after three infusions this tea started to get a little too weak tasting for my personal taste.
Dessert Tea – This tea has a sweet and somewhat nutty flavor, so perfect for an after dinner treat.
Iced Tea – The Coconut Cacao is quite exquisite when iced, retaining its smooth and luxuriant flavor. It makes for a very distinctive glass of iced-tea that will have the neighbors talking.
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