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Where would I be without this tea?

In sad-town, that’s where.

In my original tasting note, I said that I wasn’t sure I could see myself constantly wanting this tea every day. I was certain it would get old for me…but man, was I wrong.

Buttery, creamy, sweet, thick coconut oolong with a luxurious, lingering mouthfeel that reminds me, without fail, of the heavy musk of gardenias…without the obnoxious lack of subtlety that this might seem to imply.

I don’t have a ‘favorite’ tea, but if I did, this would be a heavy contender for the seat.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

This is now second on my to-try list! The third is Sinharaja!

sophistre

Sounds like a good lineup to me! This tea and Sinharaja are my most-steeped teas from GM. I hope you enjoy it!

JacquelineM

I think I’m going to have to get another sample of this when I do my next GM order – maybe I didn’t use enough leaves since I made it for two…

sophistre

Either that, or I can trade you for some of your black tea with coconut, since I have yet to try it and I suspect they’re very different experiences.

Of course…I say that…and there are still two people waiting with immense patience (they’ve probably actually just given up) for me to get to a post-office and send stuff…hahaha. I fail at post office. :(

takgoti

So good! I found myself craving it the other day.

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Stephanie

This is now second on my to-try list! The third is Sinharaja!

sophistre

Sounds like a good lineup to me! This tea and Sinharaja are my most-steeped teas from GM. I hope you enjoy it!

JacquelineM

I think I’m going to have to get another sample of this when I do my next GM order – maybe I didn’t use enough leaves since I made it for two…

sophistre

Either that, or I can trade you for some of your black tea with coconut, since I have yet to try it and I suspect they’re very different experiences.

Of course…I say that…and there are still two people waiting with immense patience (they’ve probably actually just given up) for me to get to a post-office and send stuff…hahaha. I fail at post office. :(

takgoti

So good! I found myself craving it the other day.

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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