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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Teas Etc Loose Leaf Rooibos Tisane 'Coconut Custard'

Tea Information:
Tea: Coconut Custard
Type: Rooibos Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Purchase: Here
Description: Think palm trees and island breezes.
The rich coconut flavor mingling with the lovely taste of red rooibos is tropical and tasty.

Creamy sweet flavor and a lovely caramel finish completes the experience. Naturally caffeine free, this addictive and delicious no-calorie treat is not to be missed.

Ingredients: South African Rooibos, shredded coconut and flavor

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: alcoholic coconut (think pina colada)
Steeped Tea Smell: coconut cream, sweet, then a hint of rooibos
Flavor: rooibos, hints of coconut, followed by a creamy coconut flavor
Body: Full
Aftertaste: wood
Liquor: cloudy reddish-brown

This was a new blend. It was not as creamy as the older batches, I think it needs more of a cream and vanilla kick.

As far as a coconut rooibos, delicious.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

I received this product for free in return for writing a review.
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.
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