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Friday, February 12, 2010

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Teabag Black Tea 'Coconut Chai'

Tea Information:
Tea: Coconut Chai
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: A robust and full flavored black tea accented with exotic imperial spices. The bold concentrated character of this lush black tea lends itself well to the full notes of cardamom, ginger and clove. The sweet hint of tropical coconut fragrantly fills the cup, offering an inviting taste of paradise to savor from any spot on the map. Delicious with a splash of milk. A bright and flavorful steep. Sunglasses not included.
Ingredients: Indian black tea, organic cinnamon, ginger, cardamom pods, whole cloves, orange peels, nutmeg, org. black pepper, organic cinnamon essential oil, organic coconut flavor.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: ? hot spigot (1 flavia cup full)
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Tea Smell: spice with a hint of coconut
Smell: cinnamon, clove, spicy warm and comforting, maybe a faint hint of the coconut shell
Flavor: cinnamon, clove, black tea very well rounded and smooth
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: clove, ginger
Liquor: dark brown

This is a tea swap thanks to the lovely Jillian on Steepster. I think if I had more time a little honey or sweetener might enhance this tea, maybe creme? Sad the coconut isn't a stronger flavor. This however is a wonderfully smooth and spicy chai.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: will try another day

Rating: 2/3



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