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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
158 tasting notes

Whee, 100 tasting notes. I sort of felt like I ought to have a really rarified tea for my 100th, but then I had one of those mornings where everything that happens seems custom-designed to frustrate and annoy. I couldn’t help but to reach for something sweet.

I’ve been awfully lazy about tasting notes lately. In point of fact, I have none for this tea, but my pouch of it is very nearly empty now, which saddens me. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I have.

There’s not too much that I can add here that other people haven’t already. The shavings of coconut are large; the vanilla is very subtle. The black tea holds up well to both. While it’s a decent tea without any additives, making it like a chai on the stovetop — sans sweeteners, but with a very generous spoonfull or two of sweetened condensed milk added along with regular milk — makes for a completely decadent treat.

I wouldn’t say that it’s a substitute for pie, of course…or even that it tastes exactly like coconut cream pie, when consumed hot…but the results are so delicious that this hardly matters, in my opinion. Thinking about it, I wonder if the viscosity and sweetness when served iced would make the difference?

Regardless…this was just the cup of tea that I needed for drowning a very cranky start to the day. It’s not an ‘every day’ tea for me…but it’s quite nice to have it on hand, and I think I can probably find a regular spot for it in my cabinet.

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LENA

Congrats on your 100 posts!!!

Stephanie

I enjoyed reading your 100th review! Adding the condensed milk sounds yummy—I’ll need to try that!

Jason

100, woot! Totally agree with this review; not a substitute for pie but a good treat nonetheless. I think of it more as a coconut flavored steamer than andthing too pie-y or even tea-y for that matter. I tried it iced and it’s pretty much the same thing…just colder. Definitely a nice dessert drink though.

__Morgana__

Congrats! I just passed 150 myself and didn’t even notice until you mentioned your milestone. :-)

Angrboda

Yay Steepsterversary! Congratulations. :D

sophistre

Woot! Thanks. And grats to you too, Morgana!

@Jason: Agreed! That’s the perfect way to describe it — a steamer.

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LENA

Congrats on your 100 posts!!!

Stephanie

I enjoyed reading your 100th review! Adding the condensed milk sounds yummy—I’ll need to try that!

Jason

100, woot! Totally agree with this review; not a substitute for pie but a good treat nonetheless. I think of it more as a coconut flavored steamer than andthing too pie-y or even tea-y for that matter. I tried it iced and it’s pretty much the same thing…just colder. Definitely a nice dessert drink though.

__Morgana__

Congrats! I just passed 150 myself and didn’t even notice until you mentioned your milestone. :-)

Angrboda

Yay Steepsterversary! Congratulations. :D

sophistre

Woot! Thanks. And grats to you too, Morgana!

@Jason: Agreed! That’s the perfect way to describe it — a steamer.

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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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