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Celestial Seasonings - Sweet Coconut Thai Chai



This tea has a lot of interesting things in it, so I wasn't really sure what to expect from it.  Thankfully, I'm really happy with how it turned out.

I've never had a blend of two different types of tea before; this one's got black tea (decaf, even) and rooibos.  (So it'd be good for the caffeine-sensitive folks out there.)  The combination gave this tea a really lovely mahogany red-brown color.  So it's even pretty to look at!

I really liked this tea.  According to the label, it seems to have much the same spices as a typical chai, though I'm guessing they're blended differently.  It was a really refreshing change.  It's a milder, sweeter sort of spicy; I was actually able to enjoy this black.  And I've never been able to drink chai black before.  Though, it's also strong enough to stand up to some milk, if you want it.  (And I did.)

The coconut flavor was a fairly mild thing, kinda in the background.  But that worked out well, honestly.  The hint of coconut and the chai spices go really well together.  And heck, there may be a hint of the rooibos in there, as well.  I don't know what rooibos tastes like by itself, so that may also be part of what I'm tasting.  Either way, it's very yummy.

In short:  Lovely sweetly-spicy tea.  Great black, or with milk.  Highly recommended.

 

Type:  Black (decaf) and rooibos tea (Spiced and flavored with coconut)
 

Brewing Specifics:
-- 2 tea bags in a full 14 oz. mug
-- Pour boiling water in, cover, steep for 5 minutes
-- Remove tea bags
-- Add some sugar (and possibly milk) to taste