Much happiness was contained in this empty tea packet. And now it is gone.
And it’s a sipdown!
#long time ago internet hiatus sipdown
“Much happiness was contained in this empty tea packet. And now it is gone. And it’s a sipdown! #long time ago internet hiatus sipdown” Read full tasting note
“Finishing off the last of my Foggy Coconut. It’s probably a good thing too. I’m not sure how much longer the coconut would have lasted. For now though, it’s still really good. Marshmallow and...” Read full tasting note
“Tea Advent Calendar – Day 22 Now that the Christmas festivities are over, time to catch up on the last few days of my Advent calendar! I was SO excited to find this one in Sunday’s packet, as it...” Read full tasting note
“365 Days of Tea Challenge – Day 14 The first tea to try from my modest first 52teas order! Anne was kind enough to make sure there was a sampler of this left for me to try after I asked about it. ...” Read full tasting note
Tea of the Week for October 9, 2017!
My inspiration behind this blend is one of my favorite coffee shop drinks: a London Fog Latte! I order mine with coconut milk and half the usual amount of vanilla syrup (otherwise, it’s just too sweet!) One day as I was sipping on this drink, I found myself contemplating the beverage. I love the way the hints of coconut play with the bergamot but I found myself wishing that the coconut notes were stronger. (I do love me some coconut!) I also found myself wishing that the tea notes were stronger – which I felt would be accomplished if it didn’t have so much milk product in it – but then, the coconut notes would not be present. Then the idea hits me: why not make my own version of this drink with these improvements in mind!
And here we have it: I started with a base of Assam and Yunnan for a rich, bold, malty flavor. Something that could hold it’s own even with the strong note of creamy coconut. Then I added bergamot – I didn’t want to go too heavy on the bergamot because I didn’t want the coconut and bergamot competing with each other. I wanted enough bergamot to be tasted but not so much that it would interfere with the coconut flavor. Then I added some vanilla bean. Again, not a heavy vanilla taste – just enough to lend creaminess to the coconut and soften the edge of the bergamot and strong teas.
Then I went coconuts! This is a strongly coconut flavored tea but there’s enough bergamot there to give the cup the flavor that I was going for – this cuppa is my ideal London Fog! It’s got lots of coconut flavor without the milk drowning out the flavor of the tea. No “latte” required here, there’s enough creaminess to the flavor. Of course, if you want to go latte, that’s OK – but I’d recommend trying it without first!
YUM! I love this!
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Finishing off the last of my Foggy Coconut. It’s probably a good thing too. I’m not sure how much longer the coconut would have lasted. For now though, it’s still really good. Marshmallow and bergamot.
Flavors: Bergamot, Marshmallow
Tea Advent Calendar – Day 22
Now that the Christmas festivities are over, time to catch up on the last few days of my Advent calendar! I was SO excited to find this one in Sunday’s packet, as it has been on my wish list for awhile. I love Earl Grey and I love coconut, so this blend sounded like a match made in heaven! And sure enough, it’s delicious. I was a little worried that the bergamot and coconut would end up giving me soap vibes, but it was just creamy, coconutty deliciousness with just enough bergamot to keep things interesting. Lovely with milk!
Flavors: Bergamot, Coconut, Creamy, Vanilla
365 Days of Tea Challenge – Day 14
The first tea to try from my modest first 52teas order! Anne was kind enough to make sure there was a sampler of this left for me to try after I asked about it. Thanks, Anne! And thank you for the bonus sample! ❤
I do tend to love Earl Grey blends with additional flavors, so this was a no-brainer for me. The base tea is malty but still quite smooth, especially for an Assam blend. There’s a light amount of bergamot, but still enough to make in an Earl Grey in my opinion. The coconut is the main flavor here, and it’s lovely and creamy with the added vanilla.
Coconut is not my favorite flavor, but I do enjoy it occasionally and this is definitely one of those times! I’m not sure if there’s added cream flavor here as well, but it definitely tastes milky, as a latte would. I’m sure it would be even more delicious with sweetener.
Very tasty! I’m not sure this is one I would feel the need to stock, as I’m not a coconut lover, but I’ll very much enjoy the small amount I have. :)
I did sign up for the 52teas subscription as well, so looking forward to trying that out starting next month!
Flavors: Bergamot, Coconut, Creamy, Malt, Milk, Smooth, Sweet, Tannic, Vanilla
Excellent timing, 52 teas! For my 42nd tasting note, I will honor Douglas Adams. He loved tea and wrote some instructions for Americans new to London, to brew a good pot of earl grey. And he wrote about the number 42 in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books. I’ve heard a lot about this tea from Sara, and my sampler just arrived today!
The leaf smells sweetly of coconut and bergamot.
Brewed, it smells very mild. The coconut and bergamot flavors have a nice, civilized balance going on. I don’t have a lot more to say about it, but it’s very pleasant and tasty. That mug of tea went down very quickly. I want to look up how to make a proper London Fog and try it that way next time.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Coconut, Sweet
Came across this and because of the coconut, I decided – why not. All 3 or 4 infusions were fantastic – this is like a medley of my favourite (apparently) things in one tea. I love an EG cream, and the coconut just takes it over the top. So delicious. Upping rating from 91 to 95; I will need to acquire more of this in the future. Somehow.
This has a definite bergamot flavor without being overly present and sharp. I think the coconut softens it immensely. This tea has a lovely fragrance, but since I’m not a huge bergamot lover, it’s not my favorite. If you like bergamot more than I do, then you’d probably really like this one. I’m not going to numerically rate, since I’d personally probably give it around a 60 but I don’t think that’s a fair rating, if that makes sense.
Flavors: Bergamot, Coconut
1st Day of Christmas Teas52teas, both original and new iterations, has always been on the ball with the coconut teas but this decadent take on Earl Grey strikes gold with me. Maybe it’s the mundanity of all the cookie-cutter London Fogs from Starbucks+ that I’ve been drinking recently, or my shrinking, increasingly boring tea stash, but this rejuvenated the tea latte for me. Who knew coconut and bergamot were meant to be together?
I sadly missed out on this blend the first time around but I’m glad it showed it up in this box. I may have to order more for the office when I’m craving a smart-casual tea!
+Sidenote: someone at work was smart enough to try a Starbucks London Fog with pumps of Gingerbread syrup instead of the usual, and that is a good combo too. I’d love to see that come a live in an actual dessert tea blend.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Coconut, Cream, Vanilla
Working on seeing where i’m at with my cupboard now that it’s August. Man time is just FLYING! figured i should try this one out since i have a few more 52 teas to add to my cupboard. Most know i’m not a fan of blergamot…it’s one of my arch nemeses….however i’m always up for trying blerg based blends in the hopes of finding one i love…someday. This is actually pretty good for an EG type blend. The coconut makes this a creamy cup of tea and helps to smooth out that blaring blerg taste that i dislike. If you’re a fan of the blerg…this is light in taste but it’s still for sure there.
Thanks for the share variaTEA! this was a pleasant surprise…though i certainly don’t love it enough to want more…since it’s still a blerg tea lol
Yes, yes, ’tis moi!
Oh, how I have missed you all and our steepster world!
(I must say, however, that it has been far easier to temporarily not buy more teas without hanging out with all you enablers though. :)
My wifi has been out for 6 weeks or more now . The first three days I was panicking and I was on the phone with my internet provider who then had to push through a ticket to the phone company. Long story. Is it the electricity? Is it the modem/ router? Buy a new over the top expensive one. Same issue. Essentially no signal. But because I don’t buy the telephone company’s wifi service—but my internet provider buzzes my connection through the phone line—the phone company does not care because the land line is fine. Yes, yes, I know no one else on the planet has a landline.
Anyway, the thing is that one needs a sizeable chunk of time to deal with these people —a four hour window or more wait for their phone calls. And then, another day and another four hour window for the phone company to come look see.
Seven phone calls and my health and I ran out of time and out of patience. For now.
For the next few days, I am house and kitty sitting for a friend, so I am hooked up with wifi, anyway. But I am using her computer, hence, a new account. Because passwords, oh hello. (Likely, if and when my wifi at home gets sorted, I’ll be back to my original account.)
Anyway, today I cracked this tea open for the first time and just yay! Vanilla loveliness gliding over the bergamot and frisky black base. The coconut softens all the edges. Beautiful.
This is just the second black tea I am drinking after a long long stretch of green and oolong. Smooth and lovely.
Flavors: Bergamot, Coconut, Vanilla