The aroma of this oolong is absolutely heavenly – obviously coconut in its dry form, but delicate when steeped. It leaves a little bit of an oily taste in the mouth from the nectar after the first steeping, but not in subsequent steeps. While the bouquet is pleasing and the golden color pretty, I’m actually a little disappointed in the flavor, having been perhaps spoiled by a slightly sweeter coconut oolong from Townshend’s Tea. Still, as a lightly flavored coconut tea, it’s something I can drink a lot of without getting overwhelmed by the tropical aspect. I’ve heard it makes an amazing kombucha, so I’m looking forward to trying their brew sometime.
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