Reviews

Taking Tea In Style Spiced Coconut Chai

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of visible spices
Ingredients: black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, coconut, ginger root, black pepper
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: reddish brown

Nothing beats a good basic chai but the coconut in this blend adds an interesting twist. The base black tea was earthy and full bodied with plenty of astringency. I thought that the spices were well balanced and the black pepper provided a nice bit of kick. Although it could stand up to milk and sweeteners, they really aren’t necessary. I do not use either one unless I am boiling the leaves in milk on a stove top. If you are not a fan of coconut, don’t be afraid to try this one. The flavor was very subtle and it came across in a natural, fruity way rather than artificial sweetness. On the day that I reviewed this tea it was absolutely freezing outside and all of those comforting spices really hit the spot. This is the second tea that I’ve tried from +Sharon Levy at Taking Tea In Style and so far I have enjoyed them both very much.

Spiced Coconut Chai sample provided by Taking Tea In Style.

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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.