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drank Coconut by Adagio Teas
1178 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 got obsessed with tea in 2010 for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it. 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 write fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I drink tea without additives. If a tea needs milk or sugar to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’ll rate it high. The exception is chai, which I drink with milk/sugar or substitute. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs, but as my tea skills and tastes developed they became far less appealing to me. I do not mix well with tulsi or yerba mate, and savory teas are more often a miss than a hit with 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. But I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas in relation to others of the same type, for example, Earl Greys against other Earl Greys. But if a tea rates very high with me, it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is

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

80-89 Excellent; will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but likely won’t buy again

Below 60 Meh, so-so, iffy, or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

People have sent me tea on occasion, and I was once persuaded to send some Tazo Om to AmazonV. I’ve also done at least one group buy here on Steepster, the famous Doulton-led Dammann Freres experiment years ago. But mostly, I don’t swap. It’s nothing personal, it’s just that I have way more tea than any one person needs and am not lacking for new things to try. Also, I have way too much going on already in daily life and the additional commitment to get packages to people adds to my already high stress level. (Maybe it shouldn’t, but it does.)

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