The best of coconut tea blends are smooth, toasty and buttery. They are usually started with a mild base as loose leaf oolong or green tea. The smooth floral notes of a light-to-medium bodied oolong perfectly complement the lovely flavor of toasted coconut. Some playful accents such as pieces of tropical fruit, pineapple, papaya, orange peels, might be added to the blend to set that easy-breezy mood. Natural vanilla is also very appropriate for a hint of tropical sweetness.
What are the benefits of coconut tea?
A little bit of coconut can do great things for your loose leaf tea. For starters, it can boost the antioxidant level in your cup. Green tea laced with coconut shavings, coconut milk or coconut oil is an excellent source of antioxidants, fighting cell death, preventing cancer, and helping you achieve your weight loss goals. Coconut has also been found to increase ‘good’ cholesterol in your system and reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol. This makes it heart-friendly and minimizes your risk of acquiring hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Coconut oil in particular can give your tea antimicrobial properties, keeping bacterial infections at bay. And coconut milk with its lauric acid content does the same for viral and fungal infections.
Tasting notes and reviews
Tea drinkers adore the “creamy, coconutty smell”, “a wonderful nutty taste” of coconut teas. Some find them as a “perfect substitute for my afternoon sweet tooth”. The prevalent opinion is “This is heaven in a cup!”
- Rooibos and herbal based coconut blends are available on the market as a non-caffeine alternative to tea.
- All coconut teas are great on ice.
- Some of the great innovative coconut blends which deserved plenty of raving reviews are coconut milk tea, coconut matcha and coconut chai tea.
- See our top 7 coconut tea picks below.
Coconut Macaron Dessert Tea
White Coconut Crème Tea
Organic Coconut Assam Tea Bags
Lime in the Coconut
"You put the lime in the coconut and drink them both up." If you don't know it, look it up; especially the Muppets version on MP3. This 'Muppet' inspired blend turned out to be a keeper! Lime in the Coconut green tea is a ridiculously tasty blend of superior Indian Assam and fine Chinese green teas tossed with shredded coconut, lime juice and sunflower petals. You'll love this coconut tea so much you'll scream, "Doctor!" Try it with a little sugar and becomes a desert tea. Buy Lime In The Coconut loose leaf green tea with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.