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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
96 tasting notes

Let me first start off by saying I never once thought I’d be able to try this tea, nevermind any tea from 52 Teas. Not for a long while, anyways. I have been DYING to try Frank’s creations.

So you should have seen how excited I was when I received this as part of the very generous batch of samples VariaTEA sent to me. ♥ I was ecstatic! Thank you so much!

I had no idea what tea to start off with today, so I asked my mom – a non-tea drinker – to go through my tea drawer and pick out one for me. She grabbed this one and couldn’t stop smelling it. It really does smell exactly like a delicious coconut cream pie.

But unfortunately, I’m finding the taste isn’t quite living up to the smell. I can taste the faint sweetness of the coconut, but I’m getting an almost papery aftertaste. Like eating construction paper. :( I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because of something I ate beforehand. Maybe my taste buds are out of whack this morning. Who knows? I still have a bit of sample left to try it again at a later date.

5 minutes later: I’m starting to taste even more of the coconut and creaminess, and it’s becoming 10x more delicious. I think it was because of what I had beforehand. Rating is bumped up!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

I am so glad you liked this! And I will have to keep in mind your desire to try Frank’s blends in case I decide to send another package in the future :)

VariaTEA

Honestly though, reactions like this is why I love sharing tea. Your happiness put a smile on my face.

Yvonne

You are just so sweet :) Thank you for everything!

VariaTEA

Thank you and you are definitely welcome. Everyone on steepster has been so generous to me that I am happy to spread the love.

Yvonne

When I finally get my life back on track, I plan to do the same. :) Gotta pay it forward somehow! I adore this site and everybody on it.

Abby Noelle

Mm I want to give this tea a try

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VariaTEA

I am so glad you liked this! And I will have to keep in mind your desire to try Frank’s blends in case I decide to send another package in the future :)

VariaTEA

Honestly though, reactions like this is why I love sharing tea. Your happiness put a smile on my face.

Yvonne

You are just so sweet :) Thank you for everything!

VariaTEA

Thank you and you are definitely welcome. Everyone on steepster has been so generous to me that I am happy to spread the love.

Yvonne

When I finally get my life back on track, I plan to do the same. :) Gotta pay it forward somehow! I adore this site and everybody on it.

Abby Noelle

Mm I want to give this tea a try

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My name is Yvonne. I’m 20 and live in a snowy Canadian wasteland known as Manitoba.

I’m relatively new to the loose tea world, although I used to drink generic Red Rose tea constantly. A friend introduced me to a Teavana tea one chilly winter and I got myself slightly intrigued. Went to purchase it myself, used shoddy equipment to prepare it, and was discouraged.

Christmas 2013 rolled around, and despite having an awful holiday for other reasons, I received some of Teavana’s Cha Yen Thai as a gift after asking for chai tea. I went out and bought a proper infuser cup and was instantly hooked. Now my tea collection is steadily growing! I’m obsessed!

I like:
Dessert teas, black teas, oolong, rooibos, pu’erh, mate, chai, chamomile, chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, pineapple, tropical mixes, nutty, sweet, complex flavours, indulgent flavours

I do NOT like:
Green teas, herbal teas, white teas, teas too overbearing with fruit, pure tisane, cloyingly sweet teas, hibiscus, peanuts, burning my mouth

I am lactose intolerant (pretty severely, actually – I do not consume any dairy product) but I find that the miniscule amounts of dairy found in some teas don’t bother me for the most part.

100 – My absolute favourite teas. Without them, I will cry salty tears of despair.

99 – 95 – Cream of the crop, although missing SOMETHING to make them a perfect favourite. Not something I couldn’t possibly live without, but pretty darn close. Lots of teas in this category tend to reach 100 eventually.

95 – 75 – Yummy, but if it disappeared tomorrow I’d quietly mourn it for about 15 minutes and move on to a favourite. Leaves something to be desired.

75 – 50 – Passable, but not by much. Something I’d really have to be in the mood for to drink.

50 and lower – Nope nope nope. Not for me. Probably couldn’t or had a hard time finishing the cuppa. Doooown the sink.

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Canada

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