drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This is one of the new teas from the Spring Collection that I was really looking forward to trying, and I waited til today to try it as I had hoped to try getting multiple steeps on a day off that I can’t get on a work day. That said, I still haven;t had a second cup yet, as I bought a drink while I was out at the store and have been drinking that since I got back. It’s called Rumble, and it is a local item, although made in the US. The guy that made it lives in the neighbourhood to the east of me. I had never had it and was curious. Anyways…

I like this tea, so far, though I don’t think my brewing was stellar this morning, and I’ve had to heat it in the microwave a few times because it has cooled off too fast. I don’t think that I’ve really given this tea a good shot to be what it really can be. It was definitely nutty, and I had vague deja vu of Toasted Walnut when I was drinking this tea. I do like the clean, fresh, and simplistic taste of this. This tea does not try to grab your attention with too many bells and whistles; it just grabs your attention for what it truly is.

I am not rating it til I have more, but it will be a good rating, just unsure how good to rate it.

CrowKettle

I want to drink this beside Toasted Walnut now because I think you’re right and this is nutty in a way that isn’t entirely coconut.

Amariel

A side by side would rock. Interesting how similar they taste, yet Toasted Walnut has pineapple in it too…but that doesn’t stand out too much. I think they are both really good. The only reason I stopped drinking Toasted Walnut is because of my shiny thing syndrome and I have a tendency to fudge up brewing it, so I have bitter tea, more often than not. :( But the Coconut Oolong seems a little more forgiving.

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CrowKettle

I want to drink this beside Toasted Walnut now because I think you’re right and this is nutty in a way that isn’t entirely coconut.

Amariel

A side by side would rock. Interesting how similar they taste, yet Toasted Walnut has pineapple in it too…but that doesn’t stand out too much. I think they are both really good. The only reason I stopped drinking Toasted Walnut is because of my shiny thing syndrome and I have a tendency to fudge up brewing it, so I have bitter tea, more often than not. :( But the Coconut Oolong seems a little more forgiving.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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