Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"The tea, as a whole, has a light body but there is still plenty of flavor. The coconut comes through first, with the straw-like white tea and floral flavors being secondary on the palate. "|
A generous sample portion of this tea was included in my most recent order with The Persimmon Tree Tea company. As soon as I sniffed the tea, I knew this one would be a winner. The tea is rich in coconut aroma, with gentle and pleasant floral undertones. I can't say for sure, but this tea seems very similar to a coconut-flavored white tea from another one of my favorite tea vendors, so I am not sure if it is the same exact blend or a similar blend. Visually speaking, this is a rather attractive tea, containing large white tea leaf pieces, plus the speckling of red safflowers and blue cornflowers, along with the occasional piece of shredded coconut. I followed the recommended brewing parameters and steeped one teaspoon of leaves in eight ounces of 180-degree water for three minutes. The tea is a pale yellowish color with a subtle aroma that is predominantly coconut. The flavor is simply wonderful. The tea, as a whole, has a light body but there is still plenty of flavor. The coconut comes through first, with the straw-like white tea and floral flavors being secondary on the palate. The tea has a nice, clean finish. As a hot tea, I'm not sure I would recommend it in those cases where you need a really strong pick-me-up morning brew, but this works quite nicely as an afternoon tea. I do think this tea shines best as an iced tea because the flavor is crisp and refreshing, and although sufficiently sweet, it is not cloying. This tea's price ($13.99 for 2.5 ounces at the time of this review) is on par with other comparable flavored white teas. As you can get a second infusion (although likely not as flavorful as the first infusion) out of these leaves, you can get the most out of these leaves.
— To purchase The Persimmon Tree Tea Coconut Creme, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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