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My 5th Persimmon Tree tea review. This tea is the reason for my order – I saw a couple of the people I follow review this tea and I was all “Dang, I need to try it”.
The tea I drank this morning is “Coconut Cacao” also from Persimmon Tree and I figure it be good to compare the two teas.

DRY: Sweet coconut – strong of course. Slightly creamy smell too. Very pretty with green leaves, red bits and blue. I used 2t for this steeping for 1 cup of tea.

STEEPED: coconutty and more of a sweet fragrance than the “Coconut Cacao”. Steeps up a golden white tea colour.

TASTE: Strong coconut with a background of bright and delicate white tea. Naturally sweet, refreshing and mysteriously fruity from the white tea. A slight creamyness from the coconut coats the throat at the end of the sip of tea.

WHO’D LIKE THIS TEA: White tea drinkers and someone who likes coconut (I keep bringing in the coconut liking thing because my husband and family dislike coconut).

COMPARISON:
“Coconut Cacao” is more creamy and has earthy depth with the pu-erh and chocolate. A more laid back, grounded tea.
“Coconut Cream” is more coconut flavor, more perky and sweet. This tea is more upbeat and refreshing.

COMMENTS:
Wow, this tea is really good. Similar to “Coconut Cacao” but different enough to own both teas as they seem on opposite personalities. Coconut Creme is executed very well with the balance of coconut and tea, bringing out natural flavors of the fruit and not artificial.

However, I think I like the “Coconut Cacao” more than “Coconut Creme” for its amazing creamyness. However, “Coconut Creme” has a great sweet flavor. I think this one would make a better iced tea and never need sweetener because it is perfectly sweet on its own. But I say this out of personal taste – both teas are equally good.

Persimmon Tree has flavoring tea to a science (as someone as said already). With that said, I’m tempted to order more of their blends I passed on.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Emilie

I’ve tried this and loved it, and I recently ordered a sample of the Coconut Cacao. Now I’m really excited to try that one!

Ze_Teamaker

Being a coconut nut, I must try this…

Kittenna

I hope I ordered some Coconut Cacao…

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Emilie

I’ve tried this and loved it, and I recently ordered a sample of the Coconut Cacao. Now I’m really excited to try that one!

Ze_Teamaker

Being a coconut nut, I must try this…

Kittenna

I hope I ordered some Coconut Cacao…

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I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk. I am also a crochet and knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

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I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 573 Teas – August 2015.

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