First cup of the day. I’ve been perusing Angelina Tea’s website while enjoying this cup. The fiancee is in Winston today for work and is going to stop by to pick up some teas from Angelina’s, and I’m so excited! I’ve been so good lately about not ordering any new teas (mainly because I’ve been too busy!) so this will be a little fall break celebration. The fiancee is excited too because he’s fallen in love with Angelina’s Blueberry Green tea and we’re all out. I tried not to go too crazy, but I am getting 5 new teas and the Maple Blueberry that I’ve been missing since using the last of it. I like Angelina’s since you can order just 1 ounce, which is perfect to try a tea and see if you like it. Plus their prices are the lowest I’ve seen for such good tea!

Ok, on to this tea. It used to be one of my favorites, but I’m not really loving this cup this morning. Maybe my tastes have outgrown this tea? I will always have fond memories of this tea, since we first discovered the brand on a trip to Wilmington at a really cute little restaurant after dinner. There is something a little off about the aroma from the teabag. It almost smells artificial. The tea itself has a nice nutty coconut and rich chocolate smell. The flavor is very strong and robust – almost coffee-like because it is so strong. There is a very light, fresh coconut aftertaste. It’s creamy with a little milk and sweetener added, and dulls the coffee-like flavors. This is a good tea, and I have a few teabags left, but I probably won’t be buying more of this one.

-Silken pyramid-shaped teabag with a tag and with medium black tea leaves and coconut slivers.
-Teabag smells of fresh coconut with a strong odd artificial note. Tea liquor aroma is of nutty coconut and rich chocolate.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy very dark brown color.
-Strong and robust almost coffee-like flavor with a rich chocolate finish. Light fresh nutty coconut aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Good tea. A creamy and chocolatey cup with an authentic coconut flavor.

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I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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Rating Guide:
10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again


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