Thursday, October 25, 2012

iHeartTeas I Dream of Milk & Coconut

Country of Origin: Taiwan
Leaf Appearance: dark, green and tightly rolled
Ingredients: milk oolong, coconut flakes
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot with glass strainer
Liquor: deep gold

The smell of the dry leaves of this tea was absolutely intoxicating. It reminded me of coconut creme pie. The coconut flakes had a unique, string-like appearance. I'm happy to report that this tea was just as delicious as the name suggests. It was creamy and sweet with a very nice vegetal aftertaste. The coconut was present but not overdone. I loved that the milk oolong was the star of the show. The coconut flavor started to fade after the first infusion but the tea leaves themselves definitely kept going for more. This tea is very well priced, especially for one that contains a milk oolong. It's obvious that the base tea is very good quality. Even if a tea is flavored, that can make a huge difference in the end result. This is the first tea that I've tried from iHeartTeas but I was very impressed.

Find out more about this tea here.