I, too, received 1 sample thru the mail. And, I, too, could smell it thru the envelop. I also agree that it smells wonderful. The sample of loose leaf I received is much less than I usually steep in my large® cup here at the office…so I hope I can get the ‘full affect’. I’m infusing now…
The coconut scent mellows almost to nothing as it finishes the infusion. The liquid is that of an oolong and it is murky – has floaties!
This company donates money to children in under-developed counties providing clean drinking water – what a wonderful thing to do! For that alone, this rating will get an extra point or two.
As far at the House Blend is concerned…I must say…it’s not my favorite…it’s not very memorable. I can taste a little coconut and pineapple and white-tea like taste at the end but it’s not creamy and I can’t really taste the other flavors…maybe the floral as an after taste, maybe.
If I had more I might be able to tinker with it, however, but I don’t.