Modern Steep

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I met reps from this company (which I had never heard of before!) at the PDX Tea Fest 2019. When I saw this at their booth, I knew I had to pick it up, because the ingredients were very close to one of my favorite teas ever, Bird & Blend’s Lazy Boy, but I had finished off my packet of that quickly (because coconut) and being a UK company, my orders from Bird & Blend are often few and far between. I thought this could be a possible replacement!

Not long ago I was able to restock Lazy Boy during the B&B Christmas in July sale, then I remembered this tea, remembered COCONUT, and figured I’d better pull this packet out to sipdown now that I have more Lazy Boy. Thankfully, after cutting it open it still smells lovely.

This is actually a very close flavor match to Lazy Boy, so I wasn’t wrong in thinking I can stock up on this when I’m unable to make B&B orders! The base is slightly different, as Lazy Boy is straight rooibos and this is a rooibos/honeybush blend, and it is missing the cocoa shells that Lazy Boy has and instead has cinnamon. As far as a nice coconut/lavender flavor on a rooibos base, all the boxes are checked: The coconut is sweet and refreshing, the lavender is floral and just the tiniest hint minty, and the two flavors meld together wonderfully. I like strong lavender teas but this has a nice presence of the flavor without getting floral-bitter. I do taste the cinnamon, which adds a touch of warmth; it is nice and certainly doesn’t hurt the cup in any way, but I think I prefer the creaminess of the cocoa shells from Lazy Boy a bit more.

It’s good! I really liked Lazy Boy as coconut milk lattes, and still need to try this one that way, as well. I have no doubt it’ll hold up in that regard, as well.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Floral, Lavender, Mint, Pepper, Rooibos, Smooth, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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