Eggnog is the last thing I think of when I look for tea flavors.
Used to hate eggnog but the dairy free versions of it have grown on me in the past few years. The dry leaf aroma is pleasantly surprising. It really does smell like eggnog.
Creamy, spicy, with a hint of earthiness. Same with the flavor.
A creamy mouth feel. It hits you with the same flavors as depth as eggnog with only slightly less creaminess than the real thing. The spices are perfect.
Too much more and you would have a chai, too little and it would be weak. This is a perfectly blended tea.
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Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Tea Club
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A few weeks ago, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts (The Sporkful, in case you’re wondering), and host Dan Pashman brought up a coconut milk eggnog drink called Coquito, popular in Puerto Rico.
The way he described this spicy, creamy, coconutty delight gave me insta-cravings, and I immediately started googling for coquito recipes to try on my own. The holiday hustle and bustle and some personal difficulties got in my way, of course, and I promptly forgot about my quest to try this delicious Puerto Rican treat.
So imagine my surprise when I opened my A Quarter to Tea subscription box for December and saw a coquito-inspired white tea sitting right on top! This tea is a delight to look at, with big chunks of dried coconut and heavenly-scented spices throughout the leaf.
Brewed, it’s a beautiful light golden liquor with strong flavors of spiced coconut with a little eggnog undertone. I loved it with a splash of milk to truly impact that creamy, eggnog-y note I was hoping for.
If this tea is anything like true coquito, I’m certain I’d be a fan! Now the real test: can I make this sample last until I finally get off my tush and try brewing up a batch for comparison?
Probably not– it’s that good.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: White Tea
Where to Buy: A Quarter To Tea
Tea of the Month for December 2016
We’re taking December to dreams of warmer weather all the way to Puerto Rico with our Coquito tea!
Coquito is a spiced coconut drink, that could almost be called coconut eggnog!
Our tea version is sweet and coconut-y, with cinnamon, clove, a touch of ginger with just a hint of tropical fruit lingering in the background.
This tea is limited run, so once it is gone, it’s gone for the season. It is sold only in 0.5oz quantities.