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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
825 tasting notes

My mom wanted to get more Cocomint Cream at DavidsTea this week, but it’s seasonal, I sadly informed her, and she was like oh no! So I told her she should try this one, and I picked some up as well. I also gave her my remaining bag of cocomint :) anyways, she splurged on 50 g of this after smelling it and tasting it iced in the store (I did too, it was pretty yummy) and tasted it earlier this week and loved it! So now it’s my turn to try it hot.

The dry smell is a nice coconut, not nearly as oily and overpowering as the coconut oolong, more of a nice shredded coconut smell. A lot lighter, the vanilla might also be helping that. I steeped for 4 minutes with 185 degree water. The steeped smell is maybe a bit more coconutty, but not bad.

I much prefer this coconut flavor than the oolong one. There isn’t that oilyness, its a dryer, shredded coconut flavor. It still is pretty strong, so that must be the flavoring coming out. But this one is much more bearable. The vanilla might be helping with that as well, or at least keeping the oilyness from becoming gross. I like the white base too, although not the price at DT haha. It’s light yet sweet, so far just sweet enough, almost on the line of too sweet, but more along the lines of the second steep of the oolong (I could hardly stand the first of that one). I will have to try the second steep of this at some point as well to see how mellow it is.

Overall, I am pleased it is not as potent as other coconut teas from DavidsTea. Coco Lemon Thai still beats this by a mile though, but I am happy to have tried this, and will gladly finish my 15 or 25 g of it, can’t remember how much I got. As I continue to drink it, the more I like it :) also very happy my mom liked it!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Hmm, I’m curious about this one, especially since you describe the coconut as different from the oolong.

MissLena

It seemed different to me anyways haha it might be the base that’s making the difference too, whatever it is, I prefer it!

Fjellrev

That’s good to know! Because I looove the oolong but am currently in the middle of nowhere and am worried none of the stores would have any left over the next few weeks if I may be able to get to one. This sounds like it may be a good stand-in.

MissLena

Oh it definitely would be! It was quite good cold in the store as well :)

thlowe

If you want to get your cocomint cream fix, this tea is extremely similar!
http://www.svtea.com/prodinfo.asp?number=T0911

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Fjellrev

Hmm, I’m curious about this one, especially since you describe the coconut as different from the oolong.

MissLena

It seemed different to me anyways haha it might be the base that’s making the difference too, whatever it is, I prefer it!

Fjellrev

That’s good to know! Because I looove the oolong but am currently in the middle of nowhere and am worried none of the stores would have any left over the next few weeks if I may be able to get to one. This sounds like it may be a good stand-in.

MissLena

Oh it definitely would be! It was quite good cold in the store as well :)

thlowe

If you want to get your cocomint cream fix, this tea is extremely similar!
http://www.svtea.com/prodinfo.asp?number=T0911

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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Canada

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