I love this.
It smells amazing, and when you add agave to it, there’s a tropical tea party in my mouth.
“So this tea has an average rating of 60. Wow. I don’t know that I’ve seen a DAVIDsTEA collectively that unpopular – maybe Aloha Pu-erh? Anyway, I bought this on a...” Read full tasting note
“It is with great excitement I announce I made a good cup of iced Kokomo green! I say "with great excitement" because I was really kicking myself for buying this after two first disastrous...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is the reason why I’ve had the Beach Boys stuck in my head for days. Thanks a lot! I cold steeped the whole 10g and I was unimpressed. The flavours were meh. The only note reaching...” Read full tasting note
“I love multi coloured teas, they are so nice to look at. They say that the first bite is with the eye and based on that belief this is very aesthetically pleasing. It has a very sweet pineapple and...” Read full tasting note
Ooh we wanna take ya
Want to get away from it all? Somewhere exotic, perhaps? Try heading for a little place called Kokomo, where the sun is always hot and the drinks are always ice cold. Where fresh green tea mingles with the fruity, tropical flavours of pineapple, mango and papaya. A place where every aroma is intoxicating and every sip ends in a smile. Yes, this magical place really exists…and we’ve got your first class ticket right here. Down in Kokomo, you’ll be falling in love.
Ingredients: Green tea, papaya, mango, pineapple, rose petals, marigold petals, cornflower petals.
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I’m rarely disappointed with an “on the whim” tea purchase, but this is definitely one of them.
The smell is exactly what I expected. Step onto a tropical island, and whabam. Kokomo Green tea. The taste, however? I still can’t get over the bitterness. I tried steeping it for literally 60 seconds. Bitter. It was cheek-hurting. I don’t HATE this tea, but I certainly don’t like it. This could have been so good…but then something wrecks it. Is it the rose petals? I don’t taste them in the tea, I would even go out of my way to say they add nothing to the tea at all. I’m tempted to try picking all of the rose petals out of a scoop and see if it makes it better. Blargh.
Won’t be buying this again.
What words come to mind when I think about Kokomo Green… poison? drain cleaner? A little bit of column A, a little bit of column B? Seriously though, this tea was undrinkable both hot and cold. I didn’t like the smell of the dry leaf (which, granted, doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t like the brew… I love DT’s Secret Weapon but I never want to smell it again). Brewed, it smelt exactly like perfume meets some sort of cleaning product and it just so happened that it tasted that way too. VERY flowery, little fruit. Green tea base created this strange vegetal background flavour. I had to dump the cup after drinking about half. It took me 2 hours to get the smell away from me, my kitchen and my steeper.
It’s a shame that you can’t rate teas in the negative.
I’m not a tea connoisseur by any means, but I gather this tea is more suited for sweetening in an ice tea, or enhanced with some honey to balance the taste with the aroma. The smell is sweet in itself, infused with scents of pineapples and mango. Its not exactly what I’d go for to start my day, but it has potential.
I bought this tea yesterday because it smelled so compelling in the can. Such a strong sweet smell can only mean good things right?
However, I’m almost fairly certain I burnt the tea a wee bit because I didn’t wait long enough to let it cool to 93C before pouring it over the tea. It’s still really good and has a lovely taste, but it’s got that burnt taste in the background just ruining everything