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I liked it but I didn’t love it. The coconut taste was good, but prefer my beloved Organic Black with Coconut. I think the sort of floral green paired with the coconut didn’t do it for me. If I already didn’t have a coconut tea I was crazy for, maybe I’d like this better.

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Ricky

Which coconut tea do you like better?

sophistre

I really love the coconut pouchong…so of course I’m not extremely interested in trying your favorite! If there’s better than this around, I’m one happy camper.

JacquelineM

Ricky – Premium Steap Organic Black with Coconut. It’s a black not a green so I’m comparing apples and oranges a bit, I know. I love coconut, but not to the point where I need two coconut teas in my cupboard (three because I really love Premium Steap’s chocolate coconut too! but that’s really chocolatey and not coconutty but I digress). ANYWAY I also didn’t love the combo of the pouchong and the coconut. I think I’d like the pouchong by itself better because I found it really floral and interesting – it was just not meshing with the coconut for me.

teaplz

I’ll have to check out this Premium Steap, Jacqueline! Also, I think pouchong is actually an oolong? Now I’m not really sure. Blah. Tea knowledge FTL.

JacquelineM

teaplz – here is what wikipedia sez:

Pouchong (Chinese: 包種茶; pinyin: Bāozhòngchá) is a very lightly oxidized tea somewhere between green tea and what is usually considered oolong tea, though often classified with the latter due to its lack of the sharper green tea flavours. It is produced mainly in Fujian, China, and in Pinglin Township near Taipei, Taiwan.

I don’t know much about oolongs or greens, but if I was blindfolded and asked what this particular tea was, I would have said green – probably because the few oolongs I’ve had were nuttier and woodier. But what do I know ;)

Ricky

I classify oolongs as green and black, haha. I call this one a green oolong.

JacquelineM

Ricky – that’s quite clever!!! I really do think some oolongs are black oolongs and some oolongs are green oolongs and some oolongs are oolong oolongs (ooooooolongs!)

Ricky

Ohhhh, there’s a third category. I’m up for that too. Haha, the ones that fall right in the middle are oolong oolong =P

sophistre

Yes, definitely a green oolong. You can see it on the leaves, and the flavors are more like the ti kuan yin or ali shan that I have than they are like the Imperial formosa.

teaplz

Thanks for the info, Jacqueline! :) I’ve never had a loose leaf pouchong before, so I’m pretty excited to try this one!

takgoti

I’ll have to think about searching out your coconut tea sometime, though I suspect that the reason this one and I get along so well is because I tend to enjoy the buttery oolongs.

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Ricky

Which coconut tea do you like better?

sophistre

I really love the coconut pouchong…so of course I’m not extremely interested in trying your favorite! If there’s better than this around, I’m one happy camper.

JacquelineM

Ricky – Premium Steap Organic Black with Coconut. It’s a black not a green so I’m comparing apples and oranges a bit, I know. I love coconut, but not to the point where I need two coconut teas in my cupboard (three because I really love Premium Steap’s chocolate coconut too! but that’s really chocolatey and not coconutty but I digress). ANYWAY I also didn’t love the combo of the pouchong and the coconut. I think I’d like the pouchong by itself better because I found it really floral and interesting – it was just not meshing with the coconut for me.

teaplz

I’ll have to check out this Premium Steap, Jacqueline! Also, I think pouchong is actually an oolong? Now I’m not really sure. Blah. Tea knowledge FTL.

JacquelineM

teaplz – here is what wikipedia sez:

Pouchong (Chinese: 包種茶; pinyin: Bāozhòngchá) is a very lightly oxidized tea somewhere between green tea and what is usually considered oolong tea, though often classified with the latter due to its lack of the sharper green tea flavours. It is produced mainly in Fujian, China, and in Pinglin Township near Taipei, Taiwan.

I don’t know much about oolongs or greens, but if I was blindfolded and asked what this particular tea was, I would have said green – probably because the few oolongs I’ve had were nuttier and woodier. But what do I know ;)

Ricky

I classify oolongs as green and black, haha. I call this one a green oolong.

JacquelineM

Ricky – that’s quite clever!!! I really do think some oolongs are black oolongs and some oolongs are green oolongs and some oolongs are oolong oolongs (ooooooolongs!)

Ricky

Ohhhh, there’s a third category. I’m up for that too. Haha, the ones that fall right in the middle are oolong oolong =P

sophistre

Yes, definitely a green oolong. You can see it on the leaves, and the flavors are more like the ti kuan yin or ali shan that I have than they are like the Imperial formosa.

teaplz

Thanks for the info, Jacqueline! :) I’ve never had a loose leaf pouchong before, so I’m pretty excited to try this one!

takgoti

I’ll have to think about searching out your coconut tea sometime, though I suspect that the reason this one and I get along so well is because I tend to enjoy the buttery oolongs.

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Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
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