What is Coconut Black Tea?
Coconut black tea is a mixture of black tea leaves which have infused with delicious coconut shavings. While it is technically a “blend” of multiple ingredients, coconut black tea is commonly drunk as if though it was a black tea.
Known for its gorgeous color and flavor, coconut black tea is packed with a natural caffeine punch and various micronutrients.
Taste of Coconut Black
Coconut black tea has a naturally sweet and… you guessed it, coconut like flavor!
Similar to a real coconut, this tea has a soothing sweet and savory flavor. In every sip, you’ll get a dense, creamy flavor from the coconut shavings which is contrasted perfectly with the sharpness of the black tea leaves.
Coconut black tea can have slightly different flavors when brewed differently.
If you are looking for a more creamy flavor, try putting in a splash of milk to boost the coconuts flavor and texture.
However, if you are looking for the more soothing flavor of the black tea leaves, try brewing the tea cold. By brewing the tea cold, you will receive a slightly lighter flavor which may not be so creamy.
Taste of Coconut Black
The coconut fruit is widely considered an extremely healthy food. It is filled with potassium, magnesium, iron, and fiber.
Coconut meat is filled with coconut oil, which has been shown to help with the production of high density lipids (aka: “good” cholesterol). Studies have also noted that is can help lower levels of low density lipids which can help lower risk of heart disease.
Coconut meat also contains MCT (Medium chain triglycerides). MCTs help promote the feeling of fullness, calorie burning, and fat burning, all of which help with weight loss.
In addition, MCTs have been shown to strengthen bacteria in your gut. Which may protect against inflammation in the stomach region. Coconuts are also filled with fiber, which helps bulk up your stool and supports healthy bowel regularity, keeping your digestive system healthy.
How to Make Coconut Tea
Coconut tea can be brewed as both a hot and iced tea. Since it is packed with caffeine, it makes a great alternative to hot coffee or a pick me up drink during a hot summer day.
Step 1: Prepare The Leaves
Begin by take a spoonful of our coconut black tea (we recommend using 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of liquid) and put into your strainer, water bottle, or tea bag.
Step 2: Prepare Liquid
Decide whether you are going to brew your leaves hot or cold. If brewing it hot, we recommend a water temperature of 212° Fahrenheit. If brewing it cold, we recommending brewing it hot first, then pouring it over ice. While you can steep the tea cold directly, doing it hot first will allow for a stronger flavor.
Step 3: Steep Tea Leaves
Put your tea leaves into contact with your water temperature of choice. We recommend brewing your coconut black tea for only 3 minutes. However, you can brew it longer if you’d like. Remember, the longer you brew it, the stronger it will taste.
We do not recommend brewing this tea cold directly as the coconut flavor is very strong. It may be best to brew it hot for 5 minutes and then dispersing the brewed tea into ice water.