drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
357 tasting notes

I had tea fail this morning.

I had picked up a small packet of those powdered sugar doughnuts on my way home from work yesterday as a treat for this morning (I had barely survived my first week of the Summer Reading Program). I had actually forgotten about them until after I had started steeping this tea. So I had several very yummy sips and then started in on the mini-doughnuts. It tasted great, but on the third mini-doughnut the pairing suddenly became a bad one. My super-yummy tea morphed into (parents, cover your children’s eyes) CHICKEN BROTH!

::bursts into tears::

I went and brushed my teeth knowing that the mint toothpaste would also be a bad tea combo, but I felt that it was the lesser of two evils. I made it through the very cooled first steep and had high hopes for the second. I can sense how yummy this tea is, but I keep getting flashes of “chicken broth.” Thus I shall hold off on giving this tea an official rating. Based on the first few marvelous sips I’d say that this tea’s baseline rating for myself is probably 85.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ewa

Noooooo, not tea fail!

malomorgen

cant help to giggle a bit to this note ;) not all food goes well with tea ay?

Rabs

I’m quite aware of drink/food pairings, but I thought that this one would be okay. The extent of it’s not okayness was what absolutely stunned me. I share my fails in the hopes that others will both learn from my boo-boos as well as be amused by them. :)

Ewa

It’s a weird pairing to have not work out anyway. Doughnuts and coconut? I’m not really seeing the danger sign there.

Ricky

Chicken Soup, good for the soul I hear ;)

It’s so bad. We’re all having a blast from your tea fail.

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Ewa

Noooooo, not tea fail!

malomorgen

cant help to giggle a bit to this note ;) not all food goes well with tea ay?

Rabs

I’m quite aware of drink/food pairings, but I thought that this one would be okay. The extent of it’s not okayness was what absolutely stunned me. I share my fails in the hopes that others will both learn from my boo-boos as well as be amused by them. :)

Ewa

It’s a weird pairing to have not work out anyway. Doughnuts and coconut? I’m not really seeing the danger sign there.

Ricky

Chicken Soup, good for the soul I hear ;)

It’s so bad. We’re all having a blast from your tea fail.

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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