coconut chocolate truffle
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
Not for everyone
This tea actually makes me nauseous, which I have never experienced before...EVER. I am an avid tea drinker and usually love all kinds tea, but not this one. My husband asked if I had been drinking rum because the smell was so strong. I love coconut and chocolate, but this tasted like an island misshap, kind of Cancun during sping break.
6/11/13 | Gina, Corry, PA
I love this tea! It is by far my favorite tea from Tea Forte! I tried the coconut sampler and this tea was my favorite. It was so good I bought an entire canister. The flavors are wonderful together and with each sip you get a taste of the coconut, hazelnut, and chocolate. I love drinking this tea when I am craving chocolate, it helps satisify my craving! This is a wonderful tea!
2/2/13 | Katie, akron, OH
I just wanted to update my review of this tea. I still enjoy 2 or 3 cups of this each day, always with a dash of coconut milk added. My supply was running low so I ordered more, but still managed to run out. It was a tough couple of days! As soon as I saw my order on the doorstep, I ran out and opened the box, and immediately made a cup. Ahhhh! Heaven. There are chunks of chocolate in the tea and it is worth using a spoon to stir the tea leaves from the bottom every time I use it. Otherwise, those chunks float to the top and the last few cups of tea aren't as flavorful. I usually steep my flavored teas for about 2 minutes so that the delicate flavorings don't disappear behind the tea flavor. This tea is very robust and it benefits from a much longer steeping.
9/25/12 | Sandra, Austin, TX
This tea in it's loose format is one of the best chocolate teas ever. Looks like I won't be quitting chocolate while this tea is around:)
9/25/12 | Julie, Boston, MA
I LOVE this tea! Usually I drink my tea black, with no added cream or sugar. I tried that with this tea and it was OK but didn't thrill me. I had some unsweetened coconut milk in the refrigerator and added a dash to the tea. Incredible! The coconut milk added the the right touch of sweetness and creaminess, and accented the other flavors in the tea. This is my new favorite tea and I really look forward to my first cup each day.
8/18/12 | Sandra, Austin, TX
Love, love, love it!
One of my favorites, very smooth and like a desert, a taste of chocolate, coconut, truffle, and enticing aroma. My request, I hope ...TEA FORTE will have it in a fun Event Box packaging also.
2/26/12 | judith, Millville, MA
Amazing Dessert Tea
This is an amazing dessert tea! The flavors complement each other perfectly. I also would love to be able to purchase it separately.
2/14/12 | Kathleen, Sylva, NC
Offer this one independent of the other coconuts
Just tried the new coconut tea sampler. This one is outstanding. How about offering a package that contains JUST the coconut chocolate truffle?
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.