Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing TEAELI’s Coconut Vanilla blend. If you’ve been reading my blog since this start of this year you’ll know that I have loved all bar one of their blends that I’ve tried so far so when it came to trying this blend my expectations were high. I’m a huge fan of coconut as you all probably know by now so when I saw this blend in the package they had sent I couldn’t have been happier. Their aren’t enough blends on the market right now that use coconut as an Ingriendts but I’m hoping that over the next few years that will change and I’ll be inundated with coconut blends to try for this series (a woman can hope right!). This blend is a black tea based blend with hints of vanilla, coconut and hazelnut which reminds me a lot of the coconut sponge cake they used to serve at my high school and it made me feel incredibly nostalgic.Here’s what Teaeli have to say about this blend on their website: Exotic Vanilla and real tropical coconut chips blended with Ceylon black tea make an irresistible beverage. This simply delights with every sip, Iced or hot, this aromatic blend brings the perfect twist for an eventful day.
Ingredients: Pure Ceylon black tea, Hazelnut, Dehydrated coconut chips, Sunflower Petals and Added flavours.
Tea Tasting Notes
You will all know that Teaeli’s Chocolate Chai is the favourite out of all of their blends that I have tried so far but this comes a close second because it’s absolutely delicious the only way in which this falls somewhat flat for me is that if it didn’t have the coconut it would taste incredibly similar to their Caramel Brûlée blend. The additional of coconut however took it to a whole new level and even though it had both the robust malty black tea and the vanilla to fight against it the coconut note was actually quite strong. It’s very clear to see that a lot of thought and hard work has been put into creating this blend and making sure it was perfect balanced and it certainly paid off. The overall flavour is soft and pleasant, not overpowering all at. It’s sweet and tropical and somewhat creamy. If you like coconut, you’ll love this tea. If you’re not crazy on coconut like I am this tea will win you over and you’ll end up being just as coconut crazy as I am. For this tasting session I had this both (hot) both on it’s own and with milk both of which were nice but for me it works a little better on it’s own than it does with milk as the milk drowns out the coconut a little bit. Teaeli say that this is good iced and while I haven’t had chance to try that out for myself just yet I’ll be giving it a go soon and after I’ve tried it I’ll come back to this post and add my opinions in it. I can see the coconut coming through much stronger when it’s iced but I think it might result the vanilla being much more muted and throw if off balance, but there’s no harm in giving it a try. Who knows I may just end up loving it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Teaeli and purchase some of this blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley