I’m bagging it with one of these teabags that TeaEqualsBliss sent me ages ago. Which reminds me that I also have some notes on swap teas from her that I haven’t got around to typing up and posting yet.
This one smells like coconut. Very much like coconut actually. The bag is one of these big nylon things so I can see that it’s real leaves inside. Bit broken, but not your average teabag dust.
It’s the same aroma after steeping. Probably more coconut milk than coconut proper, but it’s close enough. I really like coconut milk in food, but I’m feeling a bit sceptical about it in tea. In spite of the fact that I’ve seen many of you have coconut-y favourites.
It’s not so bad on the flavour, though. This is actually quite nice. The primary flavour is the oolong from the darker end of the spectrum. Almost a bit earthy. Then on the swallow the coconut is there, waving a little flag and going ‘Coconut Was Here!’ Fairly long aftertaste of coconut too.
I like it, but I don’t love it. I’ve only had a few sips so far, but I suspect the coconut might become a bit cloying further down in the cup. It’s definitely not one for large amounts of tea, this, but it’s good for one cup. Or maybe just half a cup.
I don’t think I’ve had a coconut-y tea before. Interesting.