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Oh coconut. What happened to us, we used to be such great friends. There was a time where I loved you to bits(coconut bits!) and I looked forward to trying any tea blend you were in. and now? You’ve become cloying and overwhelming and sometimes far too sweet for my tastes. This makes me sad. I miss the days when we’d sit together, you in a nice big mug, me on the couch or at the table. Sadly, those days are no longer. So… Either coconut has entirely changed it’s profile entirely in the last few years, or my palate has done a 180. (yes I am playing naive. It must be possible that nobody else has noticed the coconut profile change bahahaha)
Anyhow, other than coconut I did get a slight marzipan note and it did balance things out a tad, and it was more sugary than I’d have liked, which is odd for me in a tea that I haven’t added anything to.
Overall, the tea was super light and I wish I’d used less water. Not that it matters given my tirade above. So… I won’t rate this because I don’t think it’d be fair. But… If someone asked me to rate it just for fun, I’d likely say 70.
Thanks Kittenna for this sample!

Agh! I have a bunch of other reviews to write, but I’m realizing now that none of them are worth my 1000th note. I want to save it for something incredible. AND I won’t be home all day tomorrow. Bah!!

Sil

Say NO to coconut! :)

Indigobloom

LOL Sil, I’m on board with that now!!!

Sil

it’s about time! sheesh!

Indigobloom

my 1000th note, or the coconut hating :P

Sil

lol i missed my 1000th note. haha so i’m jsut going to randomly celebrate some odd tasting note sometime

Indigobloom

Ah well it’s good to save it up! Make it something extra special :P

Bonnie

Ah, coconut and men,hard to find one that’s a keeper.(ok guys sue me!Have you ever tried to pick a good coconut from a bunch?)

Indigobloom

hahaha Bonnie you are so right ;)
(all in good fun guys!)

Kittenna

I found this tea to be way heavier on amaretto on coconut. And I’m just not a big amaretto fan :(

Indigobloom

odd, I wonder if it was just not distributed properly

Kittenna

Or I’m more sensitive to amaretto and you to coconut :) Either way, not a fave. I prefer the “dry nut” flavour over amaretto, which is what I was initially hoping for, here.

Indigobloom

true, or something more like marzipan. I wouldn’t have minded that!

Kittenna

Amaretto/marzipan are equivalent in my mind, heh, not a fan of either :)

Indigobloom

I know what you mean. They’re similar, but different enough in my head that I regard them separately. Amaretto has a deeper sweetness with a touch of bitter that barely registers, and for me, marzipan is more of a sugary/dessert with less depth

Kittenna

Yep, that makes sense; I just equate similar things when I don’t particularly care for them. :D

Indigobloom

haha I get that! like me and cantaloupe teas :s

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Sil

Say NO to coconut! :)

Indigobloom

LOL Sil, I’m on board with that now!!!

Sil

it’s about time! sheesh!

Indigobloom

my 1000th note, or the coconut hating :P

Sil

lol i missed my 1000th note. haha so i’m jsut going to randomly celebrate some odd tasting note sometime

Indigobloom

Ah well it’s good to save it up! Make it something extra special :P

Bonnie

Ah, coconut and men,hard to find one that’s a keeper.(ok guys sue me!Have you ever tried to pick a good coconut from a bunch?)

Indigobloom

hahaha Bonnie you are so right ;)
(all in good fun guys!)

Kittenna

I found this tea to be way heavier on amaretto on coconut. And I’m just not a big amaretto fan :(

Indigobloom

odd, I wonder if it was just not distributed properly

Kittenna

Or I’m more sensitive to amaretto and you to coconut :) Either way, not a fave. I prefer the “dry nut” flavour over amaretto, which is what I was initially hoping for, here.

Indigobloom

true, or something more like marzipan. I wouldn’t have minded that!

Kittenna

Amaretto/marzipan are equivalent in my mind, heh, not a fan of either :)

Indigobloom

I know what you mean. They’re similar, but different enough in my head that I regard them separately. Amaretto has a deeper sweetness with a touch of bitter that barely registers, and for me, marzipan is more of a sugary/dessert with less depth

Kittenna

Yep, that makes sense; I just equate similar things when I don’t particularly care for them. :D

Indigobloom

haha I get that! like me and cantaloupe teas :s

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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