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Backlogging.

For the third tea of Christmas, Frank gave to us Coconut Cream Pie.

I clipped open my sample packet and instantly smelled coconut again without even having to put my nose down to the packet. I had just mentioned in my Pina Colada Honeybush tealog that that tisane made me want to try the Coconut Cream Pie and low and behold, here it is.

Like the Pina Colada Honeybush, the Coconut Cream Pie has large shavings of coconut against a background of black tea and smells delish — a strong coconutty, creamy scent. Steeped up, it’s a medium brown and smells like warm creamy coconut. It tastes strongly coconutty with a good sense of creaminess. Between this tea and the Pina Colada Honeybush, Frank has that flavor down pat. And yum, is this a good tea too. I definitely like it and look forward to drinking it again. But it is no Pina Colada Honeybush, which I have been thinking about drinking again since I had it. But I seem to be oddly hoarding it for later, not wanting to have no more of it yet. I am starting to wonder if all the rest of the samples will pale in comparison to that tisane, which isn’t really an apt thing to say because neither of these teas paled at all. They were quite good. Just not Pina Colada Honeybush good. It might have been a flaw to make that the first sample.

Back to the Coconut Cream Pie. (Sorry that I could not help making the comparisons.) So yeah. Chris and I went to one of our favorite restaurants (local, fresh, Southern food – http://www.ilovetheglassonion.com/dailymenu) for a rather late brunch (fried quail, biscuit and gravy, and eggs for me; pork belly, biscuit with honey, eggs, and sausage for Chris) on Sunday and they had coconut cream pie on the desert board (it changes weekly) and I really wanted to have some after having had this tea, but I was so full and couldn’t. We’ve been obsessed with fried chicken Tuesdays this month so you know where I’ll be early tomorrow night (yes, they actually run out of the fried chicken, it is that good) and hopefully the coconut cream pie will be there still. I’ll keep you posted.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention. I did do a second steep, which I was sure would be too weak to drink, and it was. But it turns out, even warm essence of Coconut Cream Pie is worth drinking.

I rated this tea a 74, which is right in the middle of my good range (70-80).

2nd steep: 7 min.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
52teas

Why? Why did you have to mention and post a link to that amazing restaurant? I so miss southern food.

I grew up in Huntsville, AL (among other places in the south) where everybody went to eat breakfast at Eunice’s Kuntry Kitchen. Eunice and family had been feeding everybody in town breakfast for longer than anybody could remember. Biscuits and gravy, grits, southern hashbrowns and sausage patties with maple syrup….

We just got back from dinner, and I’m not remotely hungry, but that Glass Onion place sounds AMAZING.

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Why? For comments like yours. ;)

It is a seriously good restaurant though. There is this place, Evie’s, in the part of town where my mom and sister live that sounds a lot like your Eunice’s. It’s totally unassuming and it’s been there forever too.

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52teas

Why? Why did you have to mention and post a link to that amazing restaurant? I so miss southern food.

I grew up in Huntsville, AL (among other places in the south) where everybody went to eat breakfast at Eunice’s Kuntry Kitchen. Eunice and family had been feeding everybody in town breakfast for longer than anybody could remember. Biscuits and gravy, grits, southern hashbrowns and sausage patties with maple syrup….

We just got back from dinner, and I’m not remotely hungry, but that Glass Onion place sounds AMAZING.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Why? For comments like yours. ;)

It is a seriously good restaurant though. There is this place, Evie’s, in the part of town where my mom and sister live that sounds a lot like your Eunice’s. It’s totally unassuming and it’s been there forever too.

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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