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drank Coconut by Adagio Teas
933 tasting notes

I’m not sure how I ended up with this. I thought it was part of the Flavors sampler, but when I look at the site now, it isn’t listed among the current Flavors samples. It might be that they’ve changed the sampler since I ordered this a few months ago. I think that’s what happened. As I look at the reviews of the sampler on the Adagio site, it appears some of them had coconut in them.

In the tin, it has a sort of greenish coconut fragrance, rather than the toasted coconut I’ve enjoyed in other blends (typically also with chocolate or another flavor included as well). The tea’s aroma has a sort of suntan lotiony smell, which I love in suntan lotion, but the lotion part isn’t great in tea.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, in that it has a greener coconut taste. I suppose it is attempting to capture fresh coconut flavor rather than toasted. I have no quarrel with that being the goal, I just prefer the toasted coconut flavor. (Fortunately, there is no lotion in the taste.)

Still, this is tasty, and it’s nice for what it is. I wouldn’t rule out buying more of it. I’d probably be more likely to buy one with a toasty coconut flavor, or a coconut combined with chocolate or something else, though.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Auggy

Have you tried SerendipiTea’s Burroughs’ Brew? I thought I loved Adagio’s coconut until I had it. It’s got a great toasted coconut flavor that is really delicious (or at least was almost a year ago… unless my tea tastes have changed that dramatically since then).

__Morgana__

No, I haven’t, I’ll add it to the list for when I come out of lockdown!

mpierce87

The Borroughs’ Brew sounds good. I like coconut flavored things, just not real coconut. Strange, eh?

Auggy

I actually don’t like real coconut either! Mostly because the texture is just not pleasant at all. Though I have had toasted coconut strips and that was pretty awesome – the only real coconut I’ve liked.

Lazey

I’m thinking it would be better mixed with chocolate tea too.

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Auggy

Have you tried SerendipiTea’s Burroughs’ Brew? I thought I loved Adagio’s coconut until I had it. It’s got a great toasted coconut flavor that is really delicious (or at least was almost a year ago… unless my tea tastes have changed that dramatically since then).

__Morgana__

No, I haven’t, I’ll add it to the list for when I come out of lockdown!

mpierce87

The Borroughs’ Brew sounds good. I like coconut flavored things, just not real coconut. Strange, eh?

Auggy

I actually don’t like real coconut either! Mostly because the texture is just not pleasant at all. Though I have had toasted coconut strips and that was pretty awesome – the only real coconut I’ve liked.

Lazey

I’m thinking it would be better mixed with chocolate tea too.

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I’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

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