White Chocolate Samoa by The NecessiTeas

Yay, a white chocolate coconut tea! With caramel! And it’s caffeine free, so it’s great as a nightcap.

I approximated the steeping instructions for this tea, noticing as I did so that there’s plenty of coconut visible in the dry tea. It has a sweet creamy smell even when dry. Once the tea is steeped, it turns out to be about the color of apple cider, but a bit darker. It has a light, pleasant flavor and fragrance from the very first sip. I found it to have a creamy flavor and aftertaste (presumably from the coconut).

 As the description says, it’s more of a “spin” on the idea of a Samoa cookie than a total reproduction of the cookie flavor, since it does have honeybush, which is noticeable in the flavor profile (and not present in the original cookie). The honeybush does add a nice touch, though; it complements and melds with the sweetness and creaminess of the coconut, and the caramel flavor adds even more sweetness. I think it’s a great flavor combination overall. As usual, I can’t single out the white chocolate flavor here, but maybe it’s not supposed to stand out.
Both the aroma and the flavor of this tea are lovely. It’s very very sweet (like a cookie) meaning it’s great as a dessert tea. I also tried it with milk, although I decided it’s already sweet enough without sugar. The milk brings out the coconut creaminess and the honeybush tang (almost like acidity or astringency) but muffles the caramel.

Altogether I found this tea very enjoyable, although I don’t think it’ll end up in my rotation for daily drinking. It’s very heavy on the coconut (since it contains both actual coconut and coconut flavor) and on the sugar factor, so it’s a sure winner if coconut is your favorite flavor ever and you take lots of sugar in your tea!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Honeybush/Herbal
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas

Growing up I was a Girl Scout and I was great at “selling” cookies. I would polish off a box of Samoas after school while working on my homework. Chock up another “sale” my parents had to chip in for. Gone are the days when it was okay to eat an entire sleeve of cookies. So here’s my guilt-free version of the classic Samoa. As always, I like to put a spin on things so I used white chocolate instead then added sweet caramel and toasted coconut to recreate an old favorite.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

White Coconut Creme Tea from Element Tea

Tea Type: White Tea

Where To Buy: Element Tea

Product Description:

With an inviting coconut scent, the first sip will bring a smile to your face. This tea delivers a sweet creamy texture with a light body and a good balance of flavors between tea and sweet coconut.

Brew Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients: Tender White Peony Tea Leaves, Cornflower, Safflower, Coconut Bits, Coconut Essence

Tasters Review:

I think I acquired my LOVE of Coconut from my father because my mother and sister are NOT fans.  Ah-well!  MORE FOR ME (and Dad!)

When I saw this tea I was completely stoked!

My first thought was – I really HOPE it’s different than ‘just your average tasting tropical flavored tea’.  LUCKY FOR ME…it completely exceeded my expectations!

The Dry Leaf Scent was Pure Coconut and it’s truly splendid and the Post Infusion Scent was both Coconut and Peony to the nose – Still a delight!

The color is a yellowish with light brown hue.  The Taste consisted of YUMMY Coconut and CREAMY CREAMY CREAMY!  There were some lovely floral notes thrown in as well.

This tea is wonderful. It’s VERY flavorful and much different than other tropical-type teas I have tried!  This reached my 95 percentile of teas I have enjoyed!