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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
1885 tasting notes

Thanks to iHeartTeas for this sample, it came from her sell off sale. This was one of the first teas I added to my shopping list when I joined steepster, it had so many positive reviews that I knew that I just had to try it. When I opened my sample package I was immediately surprised by how large the coconut pieces were and how much this tea smelled like coconut. This tea smells heavenly.

I didn’t have any steeping instructions so I played around a little. My first cup was 212 for 4 mins and I wasn’t initially pleased with it. It had an astringency that I didn’t care for while it was hot and all I got out of it was the coconut flavor. I made a second steep at 212 for 5 mins, mixed it with the first, and allowed it to cool before I drank the rest of it. That cut the astringency a bit and it was more drinkable, but I’m not sure that I care for the black base.

My second cup was 208 for 3 mins. I didn’t notice the astringency as much and was able to taste the coconut and a bit of cream. I find myself wishing for more cream and a hint of pie crust, but overall this wasn’t bad, I’m just not sure that I care for the black base of this tea.

Overall, I think I prefer this one at room temperature or cold. I have a little bit left and am considering making a latte out of it so I’ll post again if I do.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JustJames

wonder how it would be with a puerh base… that might give you your pie crust. you could always ask stacy at butiki to do a custom blend for you. puerh, coconut…. and what for the cream? not sure what that component would have to be.

if you decide to go this route, let me know, i’ll join in!

Short Sorceress

That’s an intriguing idea, although I’m still trying to acquire a taste for pu-erh. I didn’t realize Stacy did custom blends, but I’ve only receive my first order from her today and haven’t even had a chance to try any of them yet.

I’ll let you know if I decide to go that route, you’ve really sparked my curiosity :)

JustJames

have you tried step shoppe’s cinnamon swirl bread? that is a puerh base and it’s the puerh that gives you the bread taste. verdant puts out some addictive ones…. well, for me at least!

Short Sorceress

No, I haven’t, but I’m allergic to some types of cinnamon so tend to stay clear of it most of the time.

I agree with you about Verdant, I’m absolutely in love with their teas!

JustJames

yikes, that’s a tricky one to avoid! i have tons of sensitivities, but only a few real allergies the main ones being turkey and coffee.

for me a good quality puerh is light and bread/baked goods reminiscent. it could absolutely do a pie crust!

i’ll message stacy and inquire, but as far as i know they will create a custom tea. wonder if they can add that meringue-esque type ingredient that they put in ‘wide open eyes’…..

Short Sorceress

It means that I need to avoid a lot of the best sounding dessert teas :(

Let me know what Stacy says when you message her. I would be interested in this as soon as I’m off my tea buying hiatus. My newest goal is to be under 150 teas by November (for black Friday) and with all of the swaps I’ve done in the last two weeks I’m light years away from that goal.

JustJames

lol…. and see i don’t have that many, but i do have a budget i really should pay attention to!

Short Sorceress

my problem is that I just had my 30th birthday and was gifted some money that I immediately used to buy more tea than I need. Now I’m on a hiatus until I drink what I bought in May/June.

Don’t get me started on generous swap partners either. I left town for 2 weeks and came back to enough samples to double my stash ::grins::

JustJames

that’s awesome! yay swapping!

Short Sorceress

Swapping is great and at least for the next few months I’ll have no issue at all staying within my tea budget :)

JustJames me as well… i just got an immensely generous package!!! and two tea deliveries! i have zero justification for spending for a good long while.

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JustJames

wonder how it would be with a puerh base… that might give you your pie crust. you could always ask stacy at butiki to do a custom blend for you. puerh, coconut…. and what for the cream? not sure what that component would have to be.

if you decide to go this route, let me know, i’ll join in!

Short Sorceress

That’s an intriguing idea, although I’m still trying to acquire a taste for pu-erh. I didn’t realize Stacy did custom blends, but I’ve only receive my first order from her today and haven’t even had a chance to try any of them yet.

I’ll let you know if I decide to go that route, you’ve really sparked my curiosity :)

JustJames

have you tried step shoppe’s cinnamon swirl bread? that is a puerh base and it’s the puerh that gives you the bread taste. verdant puts out some addictive ones…. well, for me at least!

Short Sorceress

No, I haven’t, but I’m allergic to some types of cinnamon so tend to stay clear of it most of the time.

I agree with you about Verdant, I’m absolutely in love with their teas!

JustJames

yikes, that’s a tricky one to avoid! i have tons of sensitivities, but only a few real allergies the main ones being turkey and coffee.

for me a good quality puerh is light and bread/baked goods reminiscent. it could absolutely do a pie crust!

i’ll message stacy and inquire, but as far as i know they will create a custom tea. wonder if they can add that meringue-esque type ingredient that they put in ‘wide open eyes’…..

Short Sorceress

It means that I need to avoid a lot of the best sounding dessert teas :(

Let me know what Stacy says when you message her. I would be interested in this as soon as I’m off my tea buying hiatus. My newest goal is to be under 150 teas by November (for black Friday) and with all of the swaps I’ve done in the last two weeks I’m light years away from that goal.

JustJames

lol…. and see i don’t have that many, but i do have a budget i really should pay attention to!

Short Sorceress

my problem is that I just had my 30th birthday and was gifted some money that I immediately used to buy more tea than I need. Now I’m on a hiatus until I drink what I bought in May/June.

Don’t get me started on generous swap partners either. I left town for 2 weeks and came back to enough samples to double my stash ::grins::

JustJames

that’s awesome! yay swapping!

Short Sorceress

Swapping is great and at least for the next few months I’ll have no issue at all staying within my tea budget :)

JustJames me as well… i just got an immensely generous package!!! and two tea deliveries! i have zero justification for spending for a good long while.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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