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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.