I have seen Coconut Oolongs around at various places and I have been curious to try one, I admit I am apprehensive. Something just doesn’t seem to click in my head when it comes to mixing Oolong and Coconut, which is odd since both things are wonderful on their own. Well time to stop being a weeny and try a new tea!
Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA mixes Pao Zhong Oolong, Coconut Flakes, and Coconut flavoring in this lovely looking tea. The aroma of this tea is fantastic! A wonderful mix of the buttery, nutty, coconut with the green and floral Oolong. It is very tropical and mellow, I can close my eyes and imagine myself on a tropical island sipping a wonderful Oolong out of a coconut. Note to self, I need to do that at some point.
Once brewed the aroma takes on a sweeter quality, reminding me of freshly baked coconut bread. After the initial sweetness there are notes of walnuts, orchids, and a mild vegetal finish. It very much so reminds me of a ‘sea’ themed hair spray I used when I was younger. No worries, it does not smell like a perfume, but it has that nostalgia factor for me. The liquid smells very creamy and coconutty, with a slight note of tropical flowers. I am really excited to taste this tea!
Hold on, I need a moment to process how delicious this is. That is an impressive level of yum, mixing the sweet nuttiness of the coconut with heady flavor of honeysuckles in what I consider a perfect blend. It manages to be rich and mild at the same time, a dessert tea that also feels cleansing and light. I feel a bit guilty for having apprehension and I am so glad I gave it a try. DAVIDsTEA, once again you do not disappoint.