Lemon Lily Organic Tea’s Toasted Coconut | Tea Review

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In the past, I’ve tried Lemon Lily’s Coconut Ginger and really enjoyed it, so I was excited to try this one!

Description: “Toasted Coconut slices and shredded coconut on a bed of black tea.  It’s delicious, mildly sweet, buttery and toasty.”

Instructions: 1½ teaspoon | 212°F | 4-6 minutes*

Review: At first glance, I really liked the contrast between the dark, almost black, tea leaves and the bright pop of white from the coconut. Based on the ingredient list, this tea has two ingredients: black tea and coconut! The dry blend had a sweet coconut smell. It reminded me of coconut candy with the blend’s nutty toasted and vanilla notes.

Once the water hit the blend, there was a strong coconut smell that wafted up from the cup. After 4 minutes, the wet leaves were chocolate brown and the coconut pieces were a hazelnut colour. At this point, the wet blend smelled more earthy and musky with the coconut very faintly in the background.

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Due to the coconut, the dark reddish liquor had an oily film at the top. The liquor itself tasted earthy, coconut, nutty with a hint of briskness at the end. When cooled, the taste was much more mellow with it tasting nutty and the coconut taking a backseat. This blend is like a dessert tea and would pair along well with sweet desserts or breakfast.

I steeped this blend a few times and I found steeping it over 4 minutes made the tea rather strong which cut down the coconut flavour and increased the astringency. The instructions I have listed above is from the Lemon Lily website* compared to the packaging which was slightly different. Overall, I rather enjoyed this one and had it once during lunchtime one time which was nice (3.5/5 rating).

  • Type: Black tea
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Caffeine: Moderate
  • Other: Certified organic & natural
  • Ingredients: Organic black tea, organic coconut, organic toasted coconut
  • Company: Lemon Lily Organic Tea

The question of the post: Do you like coconut blends? 

2 comments on “Lemon Lily Organic Tea’s Toasted Coconut | Tea Review”

  1. Come to think of it, I don’t recall ever having a coconut blend. 😳 I like coconut in other things, so I imagine I’d like it in a tea blend. And this one does sound like a nice dessert tea.

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