I am grateful to be doing blogs like this. And with a niche such as tea, there’s a boundless and unlimited amount of topics to write about. Today’s sampling is so good, my positive comments will not do it justice. But, there will be a few more photos than usual! And fortunately, it was a sunny day so the rays will show themselves in pictures. And you may see more steam than usual. Woohoo!
The Coconut Green Tea brought to you by the fine folks at Trader Joe’s is the quintessential tea for the Spring and Summer months to come. I can’t say enough superlatives.
First, how endearing is the tin design? TJ’s has always been known for their hippie ways, organic foods, and natural designs – and this continues that tradition. For my previous review of one of their specials, click here.
Second, there are the user friendly instructions and ingredients, as you can see above. With approachable colors and fonts, I’m always been drawn to their products.
Finally, it’s wonderful. I know in the early stages of this blog it’s been positive reviews all around. And the choices I’ve written about have all been good to great. There are some terrible ones out there but they’ve yet to cross my path. This is the antithesis of terrible. This is a creation from something bigger than us. The ingredients are listed above, but it’s also chock-full of soul. One of the best I’ve ever tasted.
As I was saying, the brewing tips are easy to comprehend and make this a joyous experience.
In brewing this, the smells really came through when pouring the hot water from the pot into my cup. Yes, the green cup is back and appropriate for this posting! To change it up, I used a different strainer. It’s all about having fun and trying different things.
Through a recommendation from a friend, I was told to drink it at a few degrees below boiling point, as to not damage the green tea leaves. I was not aware of the significance until today.
In the tradition of previous loose tea postings, here is the brewing process in photos below.
As you can see in the website’s suggestions, their favorite is cold brew. I drank it in its aforementioned form and was satisified. It actually tasted better to me as it started to cool.
There is a bitterness via the lemongrass and ginger, but it’s flavors I like. I usually have my teas with no additional sweeteners, creams. or milk but through a suggestion, I added a teaspoon of Sugar In The Raw and a splash or organic milk, and boy did it add to the flavors. No sweet treats needed for this beverage as it was sweet enough!
I took my time drinking this as this is something to be savored. The last few sips with the hint of milk and residual Sugar In The Raw was a blessing to my taste buds. And the change in color is out of this world!
This, like many other teas, can be drank year round. Even with the palm trees and beach motif, which is awesome by the way, you can have this anytime you want.
Have a good week and stay healthy!