coconut chai latte
Steep for 3-5 minutes, 208°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Black tea is a varietal of tea that has been cultivated for centuries. It is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. During processing, the leaves are heavily oxidized and fermented Our black tea is made from fresh leaves, hand processed under high humidity to promote carefully crafted oxidation, and then oven-fired which turns the leaves a dark, coppery color to yield a superior complex and authoritative flavor. It has higher caffeine content and is stronger in flavor than the other tea varietals.
Average Customer Rating
If you love coconut this is a great tea for you. The coconut flavor is smooth and creamy. The spice notes are muted, but still present. This is a very good tea if you prefer your chai to be mild, not spicy.
1/31/14 | Debra, Edmonton, Canada
I received the coconut sampler as a gift and coconut chai latte was the first tea I tried. I love the smell and the flavor. I'm addicted! I make a large thermos to take to work everyday and I'm sad when I empty it. I add sugar and milk after seeping for a full 5 minutes. This is my second time for ordering another canister this winter alone and it's only January!
1/26/14 | Kathy, Beloit, WI
Try with creamer!
I received samples of this tea with the Tea Forte Coconut Teas Tea Brewing System. I hated this when I first tried it- I'm not sure what it was that put me off about it, but I took a sip of it black, then added whole milk but no sugar. The second time I tried it, I decided to add some all-natural hazelnut creamer, and it is just divine! I think it needs just a touch of sweetness to pull all the flavors together. I'm going to place an order for the full tin this time! Just one thing to note- I may have kept my tea steeping for too long the first time, but the second steeping is far weaker than the first. It's still aromatic, just not as satisfying. Even still, I love this tea!!!
10/2/13 | Toni, Pacific Northwest, WA
Just add AGAVE Nectar
I received this as a gift. I had never tried chai tea before. tried with sugar. pretty good. tried with milk. ok. tried hot & cold.. it was good, but not anything special. Then, i got some Agave nectar. decided to try it.. Yummy!! steep 3 minutes and stir in 1 TBSP agave.. i'm so addicted!
7/26/13 | amy , rock hill, SC
I love this!
I love this chai. I love coconut so recently ordered 2 different coconut flavors. Both were good though this was better for the winter season. Very good with milk.
1/20/13 | Ingrid, Groton, CT
Not what I expected
I love Chai tea and I love coconut so I thought for sure that I would love this. However, it fell short of my expectations. But I only tried it once and did not have milk on hand.
12/13/12 | Laura, Maynard, MA
Ahhh...So Very Pleased
I was nervous as I spooned the tea into the filter...its sweet smell is deceiving (thankfully for me). This tea is wonderfully creamy and the smell after steeping, combined with its WONDERFUL flavor is so very nice on the senses. I've been trying to find a coconut chai for awhile now...and never want to run out of it again!
8/21/12 | Sarah, Madison, WI
Not too shabby...
Just finished my first glass of the Coconut Chai Latte. I added a lttle cream and sugar (hardcore coffee drinker here, trying to make a change) and it was pretty darn nice.
5/26/12 | Justin, Kabul, VA
Strong and sweet
This tea is full-flavored and maybe not for everyone. I love strong flavors and very spicy foods and this tea really hits a sweet spot for me. LOVE it.
3/1/12 | Jennifer, Los Gatos, CA
I love this tea! I'm not even a big tea drinker but it has wonderful flavor and a creamy texture. It does have a different smell and taste but I find it delightful!
3/1/12 | Denise, Frederick, MD
I can't put my finger on it, but this tastes odd. There seems to be a strong ginger overtone and the flavors don't blend well.
2/6/12 | ALANNA , Chicago, IL
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.