Silencio Black Tea & Coconut Stracciatella (v)

This August 2016 cult classic flavor came out of our adoration for an unconventional craft tea company in L.A.’s Arts District focusing on seasonality, technique, and intense conceptual blends. We all know when it’s August Tea’s Silencio day in our kitchens, as the entrancing scent of cigar leaf, black pepper, and ripe pineapple makes its way across the building, begging even tea haters to lean in like they’re sniffing a bouquet of flowers. As one of our first adventurous and alluring vegan flavors, our cofounder loved this one so much that it made it to the big leagues of the classic menu in L.A. for nearly a year. With a base of tea that “feels like a Cuban bolero,” plus touches of pepper, coconut, and passionfruit to amp up the tropical notes and vegan chocolate shards to bring out the cacao husks, we can practically picture our ardent Silencio fan base sitting in faux leather arm chairs in a dimly lit library, pulling pints of this out of a humidor.