Tonight I had a cup of Coco Chai Rooibos, another tea from David’s Tea’s starter kit. It’s a combination of rooibos, cinnamon, cardamum, ginger, cloves, pink peppercorns and coconut (heavy on the coconut).
Use 1.5 tsp of tea per cup and steep in 98C water for 4-7 minutes. I left mine in for around 5 mins.
Coconut. That’s really all I could smell. I didn’t get the spicy scent of the chai I was expecting, just lots and lots of coconut. The coco chai rooibos reminded me of the coconut buns my mother used to buy all the time, which I loved 😀
The initial taste was definitely full of coconut but the more I sipped the more I got the spicy taste I was looking for, and then some! The pepper added a little kick that stayed with me for a while after each sip, but I really enjoyed it. The mix of sweet and spicy isn’t one that I usually enjoy but it really did it for me in this coconut chai 🙂
Aside from the benefits of rooibos tea and the chai spices, the coconut in the coco rooibos chai tea helps boost the metabolism and can aid in weight management.
I’ve been rushing around all day, seems like everything I every had to do in my life was due today (slight exaggeration ;)) I’m lacking sleep and missed lunch and am dead tired. But this tea soothed me. I’ve been finding that, unless I really hate the tea I’m drinking, whenever I have a cup, everything gets really peaceful. I immerse myself in all things tea and just concentrate on enjoying the tea. It’s actually an amazing feeling and is one of the reasons I’ll continue trying to drink tea every day, even after October is over :).