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Jacqueline sent me some of this tea. Some her willing-to-trudge-out-through-the-snow-to-get-this-tea tea, no less, which I consider to be a high honor. When she said that she found this to be even better than Coconut Pouchong, I was intrigued.

Now, I shall admit that the first third of this cup did not go over well because I drank it too hot. I need to learn to let things cool down more before I start drinking them. The flavors open up much more for me that way. So at the start, this mainly tasted like bitter black tea and I thought I’d effed up royally somehow. I was already planning how I was going to adjust the parameters the next time I tried this and jotting notes down on a post-it.

Not to worry, though. By the time that the tea was at an appropriate temperature the coconut macaroon flavor began to come through much more and I found myself in a much happier place.

So here’s the thing. This is definitely a black tea. I can taste it, which I don’t mind, but I’m much more of a buttery oolong type of gal and so while this is really a very tasty tea, it was already at a slight disadvantage because given the choice between a black tea and an oolong I’m predisposed to pick the latter. Now, to be perfectly fair, I have yet to try this with milk, and milk could very well add that extra dimension of richness that I like from my oolong teas. [Though, again, given the choice between drinking straight tea and drinking tea with milk, I’m going to choose the former.]

There wasn’t much else that I got out of this tea flavor-wise aside from the black tea taste and that toasted coconut, macaroony taste, with which I am perfectly fine. It was an extremely enjoyable cup of tea and I can see why Jacqueline likes it so much; especially since she drinks a lot of black tea.

This tea was good enough to get me to briefly peruse Premium Steap’s website, which is saying something because I really don’t need to be buying more tea right now. And, oooh, drat. They’ve got Pantone and Marimekko and adorable owl mugs and a milk oolong and URRRRGH.

April, when you get here you’ll be sending me a London Sky mug and one or five oolongs. Mark my words. Thanks so much for letting me try this one, Jacqueline! Next time, with milk!

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Erin

I know! I WANT those owl mugs!

JacquelineM

Try it with milk for sure :)

That milk oolong is on my list too! and I adore the Pantone mugs. I wonder how long I will be able to have one without breaking it :)

takgoti

I’m already composing a list. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to resist the owl mug. The milk oolong shall be mine! I also plan on trying this with milk tomorrow. Seriously, thanks for the introduction, Jacqueline! I love finding new tea companies, but I love it even more when I get introduced to them by y’all!

laurenpressley

and now I’m going to have to check out that site, too!!

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Erin

I know! I WANT those owl mugs!

JacquelineM

Try it with milk for sure :)

That milk oolong is on my list too! and I adore the Pantone mugs. I wonder how long I will be able to have one without breaking it :)

takgoti

I’m already composing a list. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to resist the owl mug. The milk oolong shall be mine! I also plan on trying this with milk tomorrow. Seriously, thanks for the introduction, Jacqueline! I love finding new tea companies, but I love it even more when I get introduced to them by y’all!

laurenpressley

and now I’m going to have to check out that site, too!!

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