In the spring of 2013, I tried a tisane made from the dried leaves of a Hawaiian coffee plant.

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Arabica coffee plant. Image owned by Wize Monkey.

And I wasn’t a fan.

The flavor was not overly offensive, just . . . herbal. And nutty. Nutty-herbal. Okay, on “Internet” paper that doesn’t sound too terrible or unappetizing, but it wasn’t very palatable, either. It reminded me of nettle leaf that had gone slightly off. It would take another two years before I’d revisit the prospect of trying it again.

At World Tea Expo 2015, such an opportunity arose. The culprit? Wize Monkey.

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