White Coconut Blondie from The Tea Merchant

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  The Tea Merchant

Tea Description:

Creamy, smooth, and delicious! We use spring select white tea hand blended with coconut, safflowers, and cornflowers. Delivers a sweet creamy texture with a light body, and a good balance of coconut. This tea is wonderful hot, iced or as a dessert tea.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is so-so-so good!

Right off the bat, I’m really impressed with this tea.  When I opened the resealable Kraft pouch, I was greeted with some of the freshest white tea leaves I’ve yet to see!  Their color is a pale green with silvery white tips, and are covered in silvery fuzz.  And they’re so soft – not crunchy!  I think that the only time I’ve seen white tea this fresh it has been a pure, unadulterated tea, not a flavored tea blended with flower petals and chunks of organic coconut.

And now that I’ve brewed the tea and am sipping it, I’m so thrilled with how good it tastes.  It has a sweet, creamy coconut taste that marries beautifully with the delicate taste of the white tea, which is not overwhelmed by the strong coconut flavor.  The white tea has a lightness to it (it IS a white tea, after all!) but it also is quite creamy, with an almost buttery undertone.  I like that I taste both the coconut and the white tea … It’s all very nicely balanced.

The tea also has a very subtle floral tone that offers just a hint of contrast.  This, together with the slightly dry astringency toward the tail helps keep this tea from coming across as cloying.  It is a very sweet tea, but, these little nuances keep it from tasting too sweet.

A very enjoyable tea that is delicious any time of day, would make a very good alternative to dessert on the days when you want to go low-calorie but still crave delicious flavor.  If you like coconut, this is a tea that you MUST try!

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