Monday, August 31, 2009

Review: Thai Tea Blend from Teavana

Measure: 1 tsp. to 12 oz. boiling water
Steeped: 4 min.
Teaware: Travel mug & stainless steel steeping basket

The scent of this tea in the package is remarkably like that of cherry cough syrup – the flavor doctors seem to think everyone will like, and no one really does. So I had my doubts about this after opening the package. But who could resist trying a blend of black tea, rooibos, almond and coconut pieces? Intriguing, to say the least.

The resulting liquor still smells a little like cherry cough syrup, but there’s a comforting caramel and coconut aroma as well. But when that first sip washes over the palate, all thoughts of medicinal remedies disappear into a world of complex flavors.

The cherry flavor is still there, though I’m not sure how. The black tea is slightly astringent, and leaves a dry, cooling aftertaste in the throat. The coconut and caramel flavors mingle together for sweetness and a very smooth texture, with the almond flavor coming in almost as an afterthought left on the tongue. There’s even a slight hint of peppery flavor in the brew that gives the tea a cooling, tingling property.

It’s an excellent blend – well crafted and ultimately pleasing on many levels. If you’re looking for something different, I highly recommend giving this Thai Tea Blend a try.


  1. Sounds tasty, not sure I would get pas the cough medicine smell though :)

  2. It's worth the effort, if you dare. :-) I'm drinking another cup this afternoon.


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