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drank Coconut Pouchong by Golden Moon Tea
911 tasting notes

As a reward for going though many teas today, I’m having another one!

Well, at least I hope it is a reward since I’ve never had a coconut pouchong and don’t have the best luck with flavored oolongs (unless it is jasmine). But it smells like toasted coconut, not like raw coconut, so I know we are going in the right direction.

Small sampler so I am doing a small cup. And I’m sniffing the bag as I’m waiting for the tea to brew. Coconut – creamy, rich, toasted coconut. I hope I’ll like this but honestly, not expecting to.

Oooh, now that it is all brewed up, I smell the pouchong. It almost seems stronger than the coconut and surprisingly the coconut matches really well with the sweet scent of the pouchong. I love pouchong. I need to order some. I have none. :( (Wait, I have some in my Steepster cabinet – maybe I still have a little in my pantry… I thought I was out but if I do have some, happy days!)

Oh wow. That’s good. Just like the scent, the coconut doesn’t overpower the pouchong but rather they blend wonderfully together. It’s sweet but not sugary. The coconut is soft but distinctly coconut. And the pouchong is there and yummy in the way that pouchong always seems to be for me. The flavors mesh so well that it doesn’t seem like a flavored oolong – it seems like an oolong with strong coconut notes. The coconut is the first thing I taste (and smell) but it blends seamlessly into the pouchong and then I get a pouchong taste at the end, but then the flavor left in my mouth is mostly coconut but with a hint of green buttery pouchong.

It doesn’t make me want to chew the tea like some straight pouchongs do, but it’s really quite lovely. Big fan.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ricky

I’m saving this one for last, I was so tempted today! Must continue my Sencha journey.

Auggy

What can I say? I just gotta dive right in!

Carolyn

I’m so glad you guys like the Golden Moon teas. I adore them.

teaplz

Golden Moon is pretty much amazing. It has me liking licorice! LICORICE. I hate licorice! Review forthcoming!

Ricky

Yack, licorice! I have two cups of tea in front of me (pu-erh and sencha).

teaplz

Ricky, are they both GM? The White Licorice is technically star anise, which isn’t really the same thing, but… yeah. Extremely similar flavor profiles. I hate pure licorice much more, though.

Ricky

Sencha is GM, Pu-erh is Rishi. I’ll post a log soon… if I can keep my eyes open. For all the caffeine I’m drinking, it’s not working. Now if someone told me I won the sorapot, I think I’d be wide awake =P Is it Friday yet?

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

lol @ Ricky’s post. Ya’ll are giving me so many tea companies I want to try! I’m not normally a fan of tropical/coconut flavors but this one sounds yum.

Ricky

GM’s sampler is only $20 for 31 samples, each sampler gives you one-two cups. Totally worth it! s topped off with a ribbon o.O

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh wow! I’m noting that tidbit for later use. I need to drink some more of what I have before I can order more. I think I’m going to go wild in 2010 ordering samplers since I’ve found out more about places to order tea online. Thanks Steepster!

teaplz

Yep, chrine! It’s the entirety of GM’s catalog! When I ordered, the coupon code “teareviewblog” gave me free shipping, although I don’t know if it’s in effect anymore. I pretty much bullied everyone into buying it, which is why everyone is trying to pressure me into getting EVERYTHING ELSE. But the sampler was really worth it, because I really haven’t found a bad one in the bunch.

takgoti

Hot damn! 91?! That’s high praise.

Auggy

Hey! I have 19 whole teas that I’ve rated a 90 or above! …out of 185… But still!

I’ve actually been thinking about this tea some lately. Mostly because it reminded me how much I s probably one of my favorite types of tea. So this tea has reminded me I should never be without pouchong again!

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Ricky

I’m saving this one for last, I was so tempted today! Must continue my Sencha journey.

Auggy

What can I say? I just gotta dive right in!

Carolyn

I’m so glad you guys like the Golden Moon teas. I adore them.

teaplz

Golden Moon is pretty much amazing. It has me liking licorice! LICORICE. I hate licorice! Review forthcoming!

Ricky

Yack, licorice! I have two cups of tea in front of me (pu-erh and sencha).

teaplz

Ricky, are they both GM? The White Licorice is technically star anise, which isn’t really the same thing, but… yeah. Extremely similar flavor profiles. I hate pure licorice much more, though.

Ricky

Sencha is GM, Pu-erh is Rishi. I’ll post a log soon… if I can keep my eyes open. For all the caffeine I’m drinking, it’s not working. Now if someone told me I won the sorapot, I think I’d be wide awake =P Is it Friday yet?

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

lol @ Ricky’s post. Ya’ll are giving me so many tea companies I want to try! I’m not normally a fan of tropical/coconut flavors but this one sounds yum.

Ricky

GM’s sampler is only $20 for 31 samples, each sampler gives you one-two cups. Totally worth it! s topped off with a ribbon o.O

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh wow! I’m noting that tidbit for later use. I need to drink some more of what I have before I can order more. I think I’m going to go wild in 2010 ordering samplers since I’ve found out more about places to order tea online. Thanks Steepster!

teaplz

Yep, chrine! It’s the entirety of GM’s catalog! When I ordered, the coupon code “teareviewblog” gave me free shipping, although I don’t know if it’s in effect anymore. I pretty much bullied everyone into buying it, which is why everyone is trying to pressure me into getting EVERYTHING ELSE. But the sampler was really worth it, because I really haven’t found a bad one in the bunch.

takgoti

Hot damn! 91?! That’s high praise.

Auggy

Hey! I have 19 whole teas that I’ve rated a 90 or above! …out of 185… But still!

I’ve actually been thinking about this tea some lately. Mostly because it reminded me how much I s probably one of my favorite types of tea. So this tea has reminded me I should never be without pouchong again!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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