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The Tea & Coffee Time Box
In this box, we bring you some classics from Trinidad & Tobago for the perfect evening tea and coffee-time ritual. From the Crix Crackers and guava jam to the mango tea, coconut coffee and banana rum cake, this box is filled with tropical flavors sure to ignite nostalgia and give you a true taste of the Caribbean.
Coconut Coffee Wedges
What is it?: It's a coconut-flavored coffee. The beans are harvested in the hills of Trinidad.
Suggested Uses: Have with the banana rum cake for a coffee-time delight.
Helpful Tip: Store in an airtight jar to maintain freshness.
Mango Tea Wedges
What is it?: It's pure black tea with mango flavoring.
Suggested Uses: Enjoy a hot cup with the coconut Shirley biscuits for a sweet treat.
Helpful Tip: Steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes. If you prefer, add milk and sweeten.
Banana Rum Cake
What is it?: It's a rum-infused banana pound cake. Rum cake is thought to be the precursor to black cake, which was derived from English Christmas pudding. The rum makes it incredibly moist and gives it a rich flavor. As with black cake, there are many different versions of rum cake throughout the Caribbean.
Suggested Uses: Enjoy with a hot cup of mango tea or coconut coffee for a delightful treat.
Helpful Tip: It has a shelf-life of up to 2 months without refrigeration. If refrigerated, it can last up to 6 months.
What is it?: It's a jam made with the pulp of the guava fruit and cane sugar. Guava is believed to have originated from Mexico and Central America and found it's way to the Caribbean. It's used extensively to make jams, jellies and marmelades.
Suggested Uses: Enjoy with Crix Crackers or spread on toast with peanut butter for a delicious combination. It's also a very popular filling for pastries.
Helpful Tip: Refrigerate after opening.
Coconut Shirley Biscuits
What is it?: They're creamy, crunchy, coconut-flavored biscuits. The line has been a Caribbean classic for over 60 years and is a favorite among adults and children alike.
Suggested Uses: Makes the perfect complement to a hot cup of mango tea or coconut coffee.
Helpful Tip: Makes a great snack!
What is it?: They're round water crackers that are a quintessential Trinbagonian product. Fondly dubbed the "Vital Supply", Crix is a staple in any Trinbagonian home.
Suggested Uses: They can be eaten straight out of the bag but paired with guava jam or cheese, these crackers eat more like a meal.
Helpful Tip: Dunk in your mango tea for an authentic Trinbagonian experience!
What is it?: It's an aromatic botanically infused alcoholic mixture consisting of water, ethanol, gentian, herbs and spices. Although the product contains 44.7% alcohol by volume, each dash contains an insignificant amount of alcohol and therefore remains non-alcoholic.
Suggested Uses: It's widely used in baking and to flavor cooking.
Helpful Tip: Can be used as substitute for vanilla or almond essence when baking.