drank Coconut Almond by Paromi
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I’m a little mad that we like this tea a lot.

I have resisted buying the Paromi Tea line at The Fresh Market because it is $9.99 for fifteen sachets. That is ridiculous. But it was on sale and I tried to believe that I deserved a treat, especially since I have gone in there a dozen times without buying anything for a splurge and I had a coupon!

I feel a little better about the price if their website is telling the truth about it being fair trade, and I was happy to see that they recommend resteeping, so they must have faith in their product to pull it off. Plus – they call for 10-12 ounces of water per sachet. If you resteep, that gives you 20-24 ounces of tea per sachet. That doesn’t hurt quite as much.

I hadn’t read that their sachets are non-GMO corn based so I did what I usually do and I cut it open and dumped the leaves. It measured a little shy of a tablespoon. I made it in an unusual way – first steep in my Kamjove which has a six or seven ounce capacity infused at the top was four minutes, then I steeped again for five letting the two mix, and then since I was still a few ounces shy of the 20-24 it should make, I added hot water and poured it into a larger pot.

And it’s good stuff, dadgummit. Youngest drank it with me and at her first sip said, “This is Kool-Aid.” I get what she meant – it is pretty sweet and we didn’t add anything at all to it. We never add sugar, so coconut tastes sweet to us as it is.

The coconut and almond flavors were well-balanced and natural tasting. They are not “in your face” but very pleasant. Often, Indian teas bother my stomach and taste a bit harsh on the tongue, but for this one, it just lent a little heft to the base. Youngest didn’t believe me at first when I told her it was Indian (which she likes very much) but the more you drink the more the maltiness builds.

The glass jar is painted to shield the tea from UV light. I will keep and reuse the jar. I will also watch for more sales so I can try more of their teas when I have been a good girl and think I deserve a treat, or when I have been a bad girl and need cheering up. And with the resteeping, it comes down to fifty cents or so a pot when it is on sale, and that isn’t so bad. It’s cheaper than soda, and much better for you!

K S

You should look Paromi up on Amazon. You would feel a whole lot better about what you paid. $9.99 is about my cut off point. It’s $0.67/cup which if it is good I can see. Bonus they figure a mug half again bigger than most companies and a resteep. So if my math is correct figures to about $0.22 per 8 oz cup. Cheap as many grocery store teabags. Another bonus, you get the glass jar to use again. I’m just trying to help the good girl justify another purchase. The bad girl doesn’t need any help.

ashmanra

Oh, K S, I laughed out loud and read that to my husband! You’re right, the bad girl doesn’t need any help! :)

K S

Enablers R Us. We all have to do our part.

Mikumofu

I really enjoyed this one too…part of that price is definitely because of the reusable glass jar ;)

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K S

You should look Paromi up on Amazon. You would feel a whole lot better about what you paid. $9.99 is about my cut off point. It’s $0.67/cup which if it is good I can see. Bonus they figure a mug half again bigger than most companies and a resteep. So if my math is correct figures to about $0.22 per 8 oz cup. Cheap as many grocery store teabags. Another bonus, you get the glass jar to use again. I’m just trying to help the good girl justify another purchase. The bad girl doesn’t need any help.

ashmanra

Oh, K S, I laughed out loud and read that to my husband! You’re right, the bad girl doesn’t need any help! :)

K S

Enablers R Us. We all have to do our part.

Mikumofu

I really enjoyed this one too…part of that price is definitely because of the reusable glass jar ;)

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about ten years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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