Coconut Assam

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Black Tea
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Coconut
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 24 oz / 709 ml

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  • “My grocery store recently revamped their tea section and part of that revamping including selling new vendors, Zhi Tea being one of them. I was looking to see if I could find one of the...” Read full tasting note
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    aug3zimm 911 tasting notes
  • “Tea of the morning.... I recently ordered from Zhi to stock up on Gong Fu Black, and this was a 20 g free sample. Smell is of coconut, and the steeped tea is rather smooth, slightly malty,...” Read full tasting note
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    SimplyJenW 972 tasting notes
  • “This was the tea that I tried iced in the store last weekend. I really enjoyed it then! I drank it warm yesterday, then cold brewed today. I went for three minutes steep with the hot cup, which...” Read full tasting note
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    Molybdenum 252 tasting notes
  • “Grabbed a small package of this while visiting relatives in Texas - haven't seen it anywhere around home. I really, really want to like coconut tea. I love the smell of them but it always seems...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 512 tasting notes

From Zhi Tea

Our hearty Organic Assam India Black tea highlighted with organic coconut is a robust and uplifting cup.

A perfect balance of the bold richness of the organic black tea and the subtle sweetness of the coconut make a totally savory cup.

Very addictive and superb with agave nectar and almond milk!

USDA Organic and Fair Trade

4.0 oz Tin – $12.50 – 56 Servings – 22¢ per cup
8.0 oz Pouch – $18.50 – 113 Servings – 16¢ per cup

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8 Tasting Notes

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911 tasting notes

My grocery store recently revamped their tea section and part of that revamping including selling new vendors, Zhi Tea being one of them. I was looking to see if I could find one of the yummy-sounding unflavored teas Zhi offers but it looks like my grocery store is just offering a selection of their flavored blends. Somehow, I will manage to cope. Coconut will help in the coping process.

I’m a bit mixed on this tea. First off, it smells awesome. Honest-to-goodness coconut with a touch of bakey. The steeping tea smells even better than the dry leaves – musty/sweet coconut. It makes my mouth water. Though after smelling the steeping leaves, going back to smell the dry leaves makes me notice something unpleasant in the smell, something almost fake or plastic. Maybe it is the coconut flavoring or maybe I’m smelling the packaging. I’m going to ignore it for now and just smell the steeping tea.

Once I get the tea into my cup, the coconut smell is milder than it was in the steeping leaves, but it’s still quite nice. I do so love coconut. (Though I rarely eat it because I can’t get behind the texture. Yuck.) Still, quite lovely. But it’s the taste of this tea that has me a little torn.

First off, let me explain. I used to log every single cup of tea that I drank. I can be a little too structured with things like that. But then Steepster slowed down to a snail’s pace and logging was too frustrating so I went away for a while (all or nothing, you know). Now I’m trying a little moderation – logging teas to review them but not being obsessive about it. So this is not the first time I’ve had this cup since I purchased it, it’s just the first time I’m posting (and being coherent) with my thoughts on it.

The first time I had this, it was more Assam with a coconut aftertaste. The Assam was nice – honeyed, bakey, a little starchy – but the coconut felt a bit lacking. This time, however, there is coconut all through the sip, from beginning to end. Good, strong, lovely coconut. I can taste the Assam underneath the coconut, but it doesn’t seem as nice as before. Starchy, malty and maybe slightly sweet. But sometimes I also get flashes of… watery. And strong prickles of astringency that weren’t there before. And the honeyed note is all but gone, replace (or overwhelmed) by a faint tartness that doesn’t quite enter into Bitter-land but definitely has been planning a trip there.

So it seems like my choices for this tea are either 1) delicious, smooth and sweet Assam with a disappointingly faint aftertaste of coconut or 2) strong, full coconut flavor with a rough and unpleasant Assam. I’m not sure how one tea gives two such different cups when brewed the same way both times. Ideally, I’d like the sweet and smooth Assam note to be coupled with a beginning-to-end coconut note. Maybe the third time will be the charm. Or else my next cup will be faint coconut aftertaste coupled with a rough and watery Assam.

So see? Torn. It’s a bit too roulette wheel for my tastes but the potential for awesomeness is there. But this is either inconsistent or picky. And since both attributes make me grumpy when I find them in tea, I suppose I’ll be sticking to SerendipiTEA’s Burroughs’ Brew for my coconut tea cravings.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Assam strikes me as a curious base for coconut… I would have thought smoother base would have suited coconut better.

MaddHatter

I’ve yet to try an Assam, but this makes it seem like a difficult tea?

Auggy

Ang, You know, I’ve had at least one smooth and sweet Assam (though I’m blanking on which it was now) and something like that, an obviously high quality one, I think would work well with the coconut. And on the first cup of this tea, the Assam seemed like it would be one of those and it would work. But the second time I had this makes me think no, this Assam isn’t quite the thing. But I think you are right, something more consistently smooth would be better. If they wanted a strong tea base but smooth and sweet, maybe a Fujian or Yunnan would have been better.
MaddHatter, I don’t think Assam is super-difficult but since Indian teas can get bitter easily and it’s a fairly stout type tea anyway, it is more difficult that I think a Chinese black would be. Still, I think a good Assam can be super-tasty so it is worth trying (but there seem to be more not-so-great Assams out there compared to really good ones… or maybe that’s just me).

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972 tasting notes

Tea of the morning….

I recently ordered from Zhi to stock up on Gong Fu Black, and this was a 20 g free sample. Smell is of coconut, and the steeped tea is rather smooth, slightly malty, lightly coconutty. There is a good balance between the base and flavor. Even though this one is also slightly buttery, it is much more subtle in flavor than something like David’s Buttered Rum. I would call it more sophisticated. I do think this will be up for condsideration the next time I order at Zhi, but it is not the kind of tea you plan an order around, if that makes sense.

24 oz teapot, 6 actual tsp tea, freshly boiled water, 3 minutes. Lightly sweetened. Second steep at 5 minutes was just as good as the first.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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252 tasting notes

This was the tea that I tried iced in the store last weekend. I really enjoyed it then! I drank it warm yesterday, then cold brewed today. I went for three minutes steep with the hot cup, which made it too bitter, and hid the coconut flavor. However, I think cold brew is my favorite method so far. It brings out much more of the sweetness while still having the tea taste.

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512 tasting notes

Grabbed a small package of this while visiting relatives in Texas – haven’t seen it anywhere around home.

I really, really want to like coconut tea. I love the smell of them but it always seems like once they are brewed they remind me of suntan lotion.

This doesn’t remind me as much of it. But I still won’t be making it part of my normal stock. Of the coconut teas I have tried, this is probably one of the better. The coconut tastes less fake than others and it has more coconut taste than others as well. The coconut didn’t overwhelm the tea but at the same time I’m not sure I could tell you much about the tea itself.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Wow! This is a fabulous tea! I love coconut, and coconut with black tea turns out to be really good, particularly with milk and honey. Kind of like drinking a coconut macaroon.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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6 tasting notes

Yum. Very, very strong coconut aroma – I can smell it in my work locker as soon as I open the door! The scent backs off a little once you brew it, but still pretty powerful. It’s ok because I love the way coconut smells. The flavor is sweet, nutty and buttery. Actual piece of coconut in the tea impart a slightly slippery feel… I hesitate to say ‘greasy’ because it sounds negative, but the oils in the coconut bits do come out after a hot steeping. I could see some people put off by it but it doesn’t bother me.

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10 tasting notes

Tasty, and the coconut is very well paired with the Assam black tea, but still makes me feel somewhat like I’m covering up the natural tea flavors with fruity additions. I’ve heard it’s amazing with coconut milk which I can readily imagine. I think I would best enjoy this tea brewed very strong, with some coconut milk added, to drink on the go. Not something I would meditate over in the morning.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Dry leaves have strong coconut aroma that fades when brewed. Brewed flavor is malty and roasted, reminiscent of a whole grain breakfast cereal. A robust, uncomplicated taste with a cutting astringency .

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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