Our Coconut Chai was reviewed by Tracy's Afternoon Tea. This was the second sample of tea that I tried from Raizana Tea Company, a coconut chai from their range of sipping teas. The ingredients were a mouth watering array of: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black tea, allspice, cloves, coconut flake, black pepper, natural coconut flavour, and natural vanilla flavour. The tea had a very enticing aroma as I took in the delicious wafts of spices and coconut. I brewed the tea for 5 minutes (suggested brew time 3 – 5 minutes) and couldn’t wait to taste it because I had seen a lot of coconut flakes (I love coconut) in the dry ingredients and somehow I just knew this tea was going to taste really good. coconut chai This tea had the most delicious taste of coconut which complemented the spices so nicely. Often when you have an infusion that contains coconut it tastes quite weak and wishy washy, and the ingredients and flavours in the infusion struggle to flow or meld together. The coconut in this tea, however, tasted very fresh and very natural, and was actually strong enough that you could actually really say that you’d had a coconut chai tea. It tasted just like a fresh coconut had been cracked open and had the flesh scooped out and flaked. This isn’t surprising really because Raizana Tea Company use all natural ingredients in their teas. The tea had just the right amount of heat as the chai spices weren’t too strong, and the tea overall tasted very rounded and satisfying. I drank the tea without the addition of milk (or any kind of sweetener), but I can only imagine that this tea would taste sensational with milk, just as it does without milk. The tea had enough sweetness from the cinnamon, coconut, and vanilla so I did not feel the need to add any sweetness to it, but it all comes down to individual taste. This tea was truly delicious and I finished the sample very very quickly. I know that I’m going to have to get this tea as it would be a great tea to have during the autumn and winter months. There’s also something very comforting about curling up on the sofa with a mug of this tea with its warming spices and satisfying coconut flavour, which definitely shines through.