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drank Coconut Oolong by Zen Tea
378 tasting notes

this was a lovely surprise from one MissB.

okay…. i may have cheated a tad while i was opening the package. it referred to a ‘cake coconut’ flavour. really. honestly, i’ve heard claims like that before but i’ve never found one. i wouldn’t say that the vendor is necessarily trying to be deceitful… but everyone has a different palate and if you’re selling something then hope can get mixed in with flavouring.

truly that was NOT the case this time! it was a light, sweet, very mildly floral coconut cake flavour! the only better i’ve tasted is the blend stacy at butiki made for me personally!

another remarkable element of the tea is that it steeps up to such a brilliantly light colour….. many shades lighter than apple juice. lovely, light, pale, sweet yet somehow complicated cake coconut!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

This is definitely a nice one! I still miss David’s though. Theirs was even more coconutty.

JustJames

i like this one because of the balance…. coconut, but also toned down to a cupcake kindof level. (i also have to stay away from david’s for the most part)

Fjellrev

Ah yeah. Well this one definitely has a better balance. I’m just a coconut freak. But I’m glad you found one that works for you.

JustJames

i’m just not fun because of allergies….. you think i’m bad here? i walk into a restaurant and management walks out to greet me right off the bat, lol. i’m just glad there are some things i get to enjoy…. consider myself very fortunate.

yyz

I need to try this sometime. I love their coconut green tea, and I don’t really love coconut in tea.

TheTeaFairy

I like this one too but for some very weird reason, it tastes like butter popcorn more than it does coconut to me!!! Am I crazy?

JustJames

i think you’re absolutely certifiable…. but only in all my very favourite ways— like the ways that make you a passionate writer and the ways that allow you creatively coerce a doubting brother to drink beer tea, and tell us all about it lol!!! i got no hint of popcorn, myself…. cannot stand the stuff =0(. but just because i don’t taste it doesn’t mean i would call you crazy…. maybe i’m the crazy one! 80)

TheTeaFairy

James, you find me speechless :-) :-)

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Fjellrev

This is definitely a nice one! I still miss David’s though. Theirs was even more coconutty.

JustJames

i like this one because of the balance…. coconut, but also toned down to a cupcake kindof level. (i also have to stay away from david’s for the most part)

Fjellrev

Ah yeah. Well this one definitely has a better balance. I’m just a coconut freak. But I’m glad you found one that works for you.

JustJames

i’m just not fun because of allergies….. you think i’m bad here? i walk into a restaurant and management walks out to greet me right off the bat, lol. i’m just glad there are some things i get to enjoy…. consider myself very fortunate.

yyz

I need to try this sometime. I love their coconut green tea, and I don’t really love coconut in tea.

TheTeaFairy

I like this one too but for some very weird reason, it tastes like butter popcorn more than it does coconut to me!!! Am I crazy?

JustJames

i think you’re absolutely certifiable…. but only in all my very favourite ways— like the ways that make you a passionate writer and the ways that allow you creatively coerce a doubting brother to drink beer tea, and tell us all about it lol!!! i got no hint of popcorn, myself…. cannot stand the stuff =0(. but just because i don’t taste it doesn’t mean i would call you crazy…. maybe i’m the crazy one! 80)

TheTeaFairy

James, you find me speechless :-) :-)

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Time For A ReWrite!

A good friend of mine on here kindly asked me to do the Steepster world a favour and list my allergies front and center (fair enough, lol):

-COFFEE … rare, nasty, not even a bit funny if i’m exposed. (call me original)

-ROOIBOOS … is a new appearance. under certain circumstances i’m okay with it (ie if it’s GREEN and paired with mate) but because i have an auto immune disease i try not to poke at things.

*NOT an allergy, but an abnormality that drives my tea buddies bananas, i AM INCAPABLE OF TASTING CARAMEL AND TOFFEE. so i thought i’d list it at the top too. it’s very annoying. they smell great!!?

Hi! I’m James!

I’m a student: double major of human geography and psychology with the intention of chasing a double doctorate. (reading that over it occurs to me again that i must be crazy).

i’m a live and let live sort. i look and see alot of silver linings. my discovery of tea has only served to further that viewpoint. for me tea is art and nuance, watercolours and bold brushstrokes….

swaps are grand things! the element of surprise in a tea swap completely trumps forrest gump’s chocolate box life metaphor, lol.

favourites: french teas dammann freres, mariage freres and nina’s paris especially.

i have recently discovered a german tea company that has romanced me: tea gschwendner (sp?)

mandala teas is brilliant and a company i count on.

justea and tealet are companies i study because of both their exceptional products and and business models, as well as their work with farmers who are TOO POOR for fair trade certification. this is highly relevant to my studies.

90-100 i need more
80-90 i might need more, or it might be a respect vote
below 75? it was likely an oops buy. my evolution into french teas has vastly focused what i like!!

however, i’m always open to trying things.

dislikes so far: guayasa, darjeeling, most peach teas.

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