Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SerendipiTea Buccaneer

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: mixed browns, lots of visible fruit pieces
Ingredients: Apple, Cacao Beans, Chocolate Bits, Chocolate Flavor (Natural), Coconut (Organic), Coconut Flavor (Natural), Cream Flavor (Natural), Indian Black Tea (Organic), Rooibos (Organic), Vanilla Flavor (Natural), Yogurt Bits
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: somewhat cloudy reddish brown

One would think that SerendipiTea made this blend just for me because it combines all of my favorite tea combinations. Their site describes this tea has a profusion of flavors and I would say that is pretty on target. The taste was complex and richly decadent. The black tea and rooibos provided an earthy base for the creamy, coconut-y, chocolaty whirlwind of flavors. It had just enough astringency to add a brisk finish but it wasn't bitter or off putting at all. I enjoyed this on a warm summer day but it would be perfect for a cozy winter evening. I wouldn't recommend using milk even though this is a black tea. A touch of sweetener would be acceptable if you felt the need. All of the blends that I have tried from this company have been masterfully blended and this one was no exception.

You can find out more about this tea here.