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I received this in a swap from Auggy. Thanks so much!!! I am so excited to try everything! : ) Now, the review!

I took this with me to work today because I have been having busy weeks and didn’t want to miss out on trying it! I am on a coconut roll lately, so this, in theory, fit right in to what I was craving.

The smell of the tea bag reminded me sun block. I guess that mango and coconut are the scents that are generally used to make you want to slop on the greasy, thick white cream and protect your skin from the sun. I didn’t think this was a bad thing, just a strong correlation that came to mind every time I sniffed it. No hint of oolong though…

I steeped it for the shorter time recommended on the envelope. The smell was as tropical as a day lying in the sand sipping a cold drink in the sun with a good book could be. Now is when I catch a whiff of something oolongy in the scent. Ah, so it is tea and not just flavoring after all! The licqour was a light greenish orange that hinted towards brown.

Unsweetened, it tasted like sunblock with a bit of Oolong, with none of the sweet aftertaste which is what I love about Oolong… Sweetened it tasted tropical and enjoyable, a hint of Oolong, and an aftertaste of sour instead of the smooth, sweet finish that I have grown to expect from Oolongs. It is the sour in the aftertaste that made this tea not a winner for me.

The second steep (1 min longer) tasted exactly like a watered down version of the first steep. Drinkable, but not a tea I would re-steep if I have it again.

All in all, I am happy that I got to try it! I really am! I did enjoy drinking it, but there are sooo many other good coconut teas that I could be drinking instead… I do not think I will be purchasing this, though I will have another cup of it tomorrow (maybe iced…)

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ScottTeaMan

I got this tea for my sister a couple yrs ago. She and my viece Brie loved it. It’s obviously a personal taste kind of thing. I do not buy flavored Oolongs (and not much flavored anything), because I like to experience the tea itself. To some this may seem boring, but I’m perfectly fine with my unflavored teas. :))

Ninavampi

I do think it is a tasty tea, I just didn’t find the Oolonginess that I was expecting : ) I can see how it would be super tasty to some people.

Tastes in general are personal, that is what makes reviewing and reading reviews about tea so fun! : )

Auggy

I would say I’m sorry you didn’t like it, but honestly, I didn’t like it either! I figured there was a chance you might get more enjoyment out of it than I did but oh well. At least you are like me and seem to like the chance to try anything! :)

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ScottTeaMan

I got this tea for my sister a couple yrs ago. She and my viece Brie loved it. It’s obviously a personal taste kind of thing. I do not buy flavored Oolongs (and not much flavored anything), because I like to experience the tea itself. To some this may seem boring, but I’m perfectly fine with my unflavored teas. :))

Ninavampi

I do think it is a tasty tea, I just didn’t find the Oolonginess that I was expecting : ) I can see how it would be super tasty to some people.

Tastes in general are personal, that is what makes reviewing and reading reviews about tea so fun! : )

Auggy

I would say I’m sorry you didn’t like it, but honestly, I didn’t like it either! I figured there was a chance you might get more enjoyment out of it than I did but oh well. At least you are like me and seem to like the chance to try anything! :)

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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