Also Known As: Coconut Flavored Black Tea
Origin: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva Districts, Sri Lanka, 4800 - 7600 feet above sea level
Ingredients: Luxury Black Tea, Sweetened Coconut and Natural Flavors
Type: Black Tea
Caffeine Content: Medium
Taste and Aroma: A full bodied tea that captures the flavor profile of coconut beautifully. Makes a fantastic iced tea. A little milk helps bring out the flavor.
Number of Cups: 16oz = 200 cups tea; 4 oz = 50 cups tea, 1 oz = 11 cups tea
Preparation: Hot Tea: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea straight-up.
Iced Tea: To make 1 liter/quart place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher, straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Uses: Black tea is an excellent source of antioxidants and has been thought to decrease the risk of heart attack and may help manage sugar levels in diabetics.
Substitutes:Ceylon Black Tea, Hibiscus Rabak Herbal Tea Organic and Vanilla Chai Tea
Fun Fact: The coconut tree is considered by many people to be the tree of life. Practically every part of a coconut and the tree itself is usable and has always played an important role in the life of tropical people. Ironically, falling coconuts kill an average of 150 people worldwide every year!