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drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
243 tasting notes

For some reason, I legitimately thought this was coconut and mint. Apparently I did not read any descriptions whatsoever, just thought that it would be good. I guess I assumed it would be “choco” or “cocoa” if it meant chocolate, but you know what happens when you assume.

The tea leaves are long, soft and green. I say soft, because when pulling a pinch out of the tin, they almost feel damp, but on further inspection, it is just the leaves and the tiny cilia that grew on the green tea before it was harvested. Sorry for the science. Anyway, the tea smells minty and the faint odor of cooking chocolate, the bittersweet and milk chocolate blends you buy in quarter-size flat disks to melt to make confectionery treats covered in chocolate, hopefully you know what I am talking about.

The brewed tea smells like a decent blend, there is the green tea odor and then it smells like Junior Mints candy. The hot tea (hot with no sugar added) tastes like green tea with some chocolate and then the refreshing, minty, sweet-breath feel after you swallow the tea. As it cools, it loses all of these flavors and turns bitter, as if you over-steeped a green tea and allowed chocolate to burn in the bottom with little to no mint at all.

This unfortunate turn of events as the tea cools leads me to my usual conclusions. Either one, this brew probably would do better with a little bit of sugar, it does not need sweetness added, but I think that it would subdue the bitterness in the end. Or two, this has to go into a tea cozy or on a warmer or only be made in small amounts so as to always have it hot.

Overall, it was not bad, I enjoyed it while it was hot. Will try my own advice and let you know!

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

I know what you mean about the name! I’ve emailed them and brought it up in live chat but they refuse to change it.

Cinoi

haha, i figured they would be stubborn about it, so be it, now we know :)

Cofftea

I almost passed it up cuz I thought it was coconut. SO glad I didn’t!

Cinoi

I’m not in disappointed that it is not coconut, I just thought it was. How do you take it?

Cofftea

As I do all my teas (reserve chai), clean. I haven’t tried it cold though. Maybe this summer. Even though it is a green tea, I’d like to try a bit of white chocolate creamer in it. Which is funny cuz I can’t even bring myself to put milk in my Kashmiri chai lol.

S

Cinoi, I always thought it was coconut too! I think they should add an “a” to the name, so it’s Cocoamint instead of Cocomint…pronounced the same, but you can tell it’s chocolate not coconut!

Ricky

I think I would have loved it if it was coconut and mint, but argh, I couldn’t stand it. It’s most unfortunately, but hey, at least my friend loved it.

Cinoi

I’m so glad I was not alone in thinking it was coconut :) I would have loved coconut and mint too, but I think with some tweaks, this tea can be very good.

JustDuckyInNE

Cinoi, your description begins exactly as my experience did and like the rest of you, I expected coconut and mint. I thought it was an odd combination but hey, gotta try everything once!
I kept seeing an “H” in the name once I had smelled & tasted it. I agree, very strange way to name a chocolate mint tea.

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Cofftea

I know what you mean about the name! I’ve emailed them and brought it up in live chat but they refuse to change it.

Cinoi

haha, i figured they would be stubborn about it, so be it, now we know :)

Cofftea

I almost passed it up cuz I thought it was coconut. SO glad I didn’t!

Cinoi

I’m not in disappointed that it is not coconut, I just thought it was. How do you take it?

Cofftea

As I do all my teas (reserve chai), clean. I haven’t tried it cold though. Maybe this summer. Even though it is a green tea, I’d like to try a bit of white chocolate creamer in it. Which is funny cuz I can’t even bring myself to put milk in my Kashmiri chai lol.

S

Cinoi, I always thought it was coconut too! I think they should add an “a” to the name, so it’s Cocoamint instead of Cocomint…pronounced the same, but you can tell it’s chocolate not coconut!

Ricky

I think I would have loved it if it was coconut and mint, but argh, I couldn’t stand it. It’s most unfortunately, but hey, at least my friend loved it.

Cinoi

I’m so glad I was not alone in thinking it was coconut :) I would have loved coconut and mint too, but I think with some tweaks, this tea can be very good.

JustDuckyInNE

Cinoi, your description begins exactly as my experience did and like the rest of you, I expected coconut and mint. I thought it was an odd combination but hey, gotta try everything once!
I kept seeing an “H” in the name once I had smelled & tasted it. I agree, very strange way to name a chocolate mint tea.

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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