77

Well, I must admit, I am surprised to see the rating on this tea.
Or maybe I am just inexperienced at tea drinking.
But, my first thought when I opened the tin was “WHOA” and it was not a good “whoa”.
It smelled strong and slightly perfume-y to me.
To be honest, not very much like coconut at all.
Much more flowery and I repeat, perfume-y.
Once it is brewed and poured it calmed down some, smell wise.
Taste is more flower-ish than coconut as well.
Once, I told myself to stop thinking it as coconut tea and more like flower scented tea, I was able to enjoy it better.
I liked the second infusion better, smell and taste were milder.
It is brews up beautiful in a Libre or Glass teapot because of the lovely blue petals.
As I type this, I am curious to how it would taste iced.
I might have to try that next.
I will drink up this tea, but most likely will not be purchasing again.

UPDATE

This tea is actually very tasty as a Cold Brewed Tea!
The perfume-y taste/smell that I complained about above is not really there at all and (GASP!) I actually taste the coconut!
I used about 8 tablespoons in my Takeya and left in the fridge cold brewing for about 20 hours.
I am pleased with a smooth, light tea that is perfect for a summer day!

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

Don’t ever feel that you have to enjoy them all. Some teas have this chemical smell to them that just feel like a punch in the nose – ick! Your opinion no matter how new you are is valid!

Hesper June

Thanks:)
Everyone is so nice on Steepster!

Azzrian

They really are! This is the first forum of any kind I have found such truly nice people on! :)

Bonnie

You are misinformed! I for one am not nice! Garrrrrr! Snarlllll!

TeaBrat

Ratings are so subjective and we all have different tastes, I find

Vortegne

Hmm I would like to try this one iced, chilly coconut, yumm :)

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Azzrian

Don’t ever feel that you have to enjoy them all. Some teas have this chemical smell to them that just feel like a punch in the nose – ick! Your opinion no matter how new you are is valid!

Hesper June

Thanks:)
Everyone is so nice on Steepster!

Azzrian

They really are! This is the first forum of any kind I have found such truly nice people on! :)

Bonnie

You are misinformed! I for one am not nice! Garrrrrr! Snarlllll!

TeaBrat

Ratings are so subjective and we all have different tastes, I find

Vortegne

Hmm I would like to try this one iced, chilly coconut, yumm :)

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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