From the first glance at the ingredients list, I feel as though this is the type of drink that would be better consumed iced. However, because we here at Built from Ink and Tea are very traditional in our tea consumption methods, we shall try it hot, first!
Brewing two teaspoons in just-boiled water for seven minutes results in a strong cup that gives off a heady coconut cream aroma. There is a lot of sweet scent in this cup, which I am happy to say comes from the honeybush base, not added sweeteners. First sip reveals a body that is light, definitely honeybush, and tinged with coconut. However, upon the swallow, the aftertaste lends a rich, coconut-laden burst of creaminess.
For an ice cream-inspired herbal blend, Coconut Ice still tastes pretty decent, when brewed hot. I would certainly keep drinking it like this, but let us put it on ice and see how things taste.
Cold, Coconut Ice tastes very creamy. I see now the intended drink Davidstea had in mind, when they crafted this blend. It is pretty tasty, and I find it quite refreshing. On my personal enjoyment scale, both hot and cold, I would rate Coconut Ice an 83/100.
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DavidsTea's Coconut Ice is available from their website, here, and in DavidsTea retail stores.
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