90
drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
65 tasting notes

Afternoon tea time on Day #2 of my 52teas/mysweethoneybush/manteas week-end, and this was the perfect choice ..

The half full pouch is evidence that I’ve drunk this before, yet it must have been some time ago as I really couldn’t recall what it tasted like .. So a generous spoonful went into the pot, and within minutes of the water being added my whole kitchen / lounge-room smelt like Coconut!!!

Once poured into a freshly cleaned cup, I was surprised to see just how oily this tea is .. The whole surface is shiny! I’ve noticed this with some other flavoured blacks before too, but not quite to this extent ..

The very first mouthful instantly reminded me of Harney & Son’s ‘Bangkok’, which is a Green Tea blended with Ginger, Lemongrass, & Coconut flavour .. While Coconut Cream Pie is obviously quite different, they share a very similar rich, Buttery (oily?), Coconut flavour that really coats the roof of my mouth ..

The addition of even a dash of milk helps to intensify the ‘cream’, so that’s how I like to drink this – and I DO like to drink this ..

I think the name says it all, it’s Coconutty & Creamy .. Another unique blend from 52teas, and one that’s perfect on a rainy, cold, Autumn afternoon :D

This looks almost scummy but it’s actually just a layer of oil, and from the second steep no less: http://i51.tinypic.com/29asggh.jpg

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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For many years I only drank coffee, and the occasional herbal tisane .. But eventually I got sick of people complaining that I had no ‘real tea’ in the house so I bought a box of cheap tea bags and remembered WHY I didn’t drink the stuff!

And so life went on until the day an English friend invited me to visit her home .. She made us a pot of (loose leaf) Earl Grey to enjoy in the garden – and finally I’d found a Tea that I truly wanted to drink!

Now-a-days my favourite alternates between home-made Masala Chai, Lady Grey with a few extra drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Dessert Flavoured Blacks, and my latest interest is Dragon Peal Jasmine ..

any less = I wouldn’t drink it again
70 – 80 = Nice, but there’s better
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