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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
532 tasting notes

I’m going to have to try this again. I ate a few pieces of chocolate and then drank it, and then went back to it hoping the chocolate aftertaste would have subsided, but I wasn’t nearly as enamoured with this as everyone else. Actually, I haven’t been enamoured with any 52 Teas blend so far. I have a theory that maybe packaging, presentation and promotion (and reputation) do a lot to affect someone’s rating of a tea, even inadvertently. If this was called ‘Coconut Garbage Flakes’, and blended by a mean jerk instead of a cool everyman’s nerd kind of guy, maybe everyone else would feel the same about it as I do. Not that it tastes like garbage, I was just giving an example of crappy marketing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s alright, but I notice a weird chemical taste to it, in the back of my mouth. And when I stick my nose in my cup and inhale, it smells like cat pee.

Sorry guys, I said it. I’ve wanted to love every one of Frank’s teas that I’ve tried (via swap) but I’ve been disappointed so far. Marshmallw Treat Genmaicha was good in the end, after I compared it to a straight genmaicha. But still left something to be desired.

After drinking Davidstea’s Coconut Oolong, I’m on the hunt for an equally amazing black coconut tea, and I don’t think this is it.

That being said it is possible that the chocolate seriously ruined my taste so I will try again before rating this, because I don’t want to be unfair. And I don’t want any hate mail either!! I will happily eat my words if I’m way off here, because I wanted to love this!

Thanks to Emilie for the sample of this (no, really!)

(boiling, 3 min)

Edited to add

Yeah… no. Tried it again last night, hoping for the best and it’s just…yucky. That sums it up. Still smells like cat pee once brewed. No coconut taste that I can notice. I feel like there’s something wrong with me because everyone seems to love every 52Teas blend ever, except me. I dumped the rest of this out, because you know why? Because my newest DellaTerra order arrived yesterday – NO BRAINER. I would love to find a 52teas blend to love. Le Sigh.

Thank gawd for swaps!!

Edited again

I want to add that there’s a possibility the batch I tried may not have been fresh and possibly even starting to change tastes on account of age, so the tea company shouldn’t be blamed for that. However I have no way of knowing so my rating stands. If I ever try this again from someone else I will let you know if it tasted better!

Kittenna

I’m convinced that coconut often goes “off” in blends somehow, like it goes rancid or something. Almost every tea (possibly all of them) in which I’ve had a vomit-inducing gross off-flavour (as compared to minor things like plasticky flavouring notes, etc.) has contained coconut.

whatshesaid

Well that might explain it! I guess I’d better drink up my coconut teas. I hope that doesn’t happen with my Coconut Oolong from Davidstea!

whatshesaid

Rancid is exactly how it tasted and smelled.

Kittenna

I think it takes quite a while to happen, but I don’t know what causes it. Adagio’s Pina Colada and Persimmon Tree’s Coconut Cacao were both quite gross for me, and I’ve had multiple coconut teas that have a soapy flavour, which I also attribute to coconut rancidity.

Kittenna

I do have teas that contain coconut and are rather old but taste just fine.

whatshesaid

I plan to hoard the Coconut Oolong for the rest of my life so I’d better start working on some sort of preservation technology, haha

Marcel Duchamp

preservation technology! I love it. haha.

Emilie

I can’t say the age of it either, because I received what I had in a swap from someone else, and I don’t remember who anymore. Sorry!

TastyBrew

Shoot! I have had some bad luck with a few of the 52teas lately, but this one was super good for me.

Bianca G.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way about this tea. I usually love 52Teas’ teas but this one and Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake just didn’t do it for me. Like you, I will definitely be hoarding DT’s Coconut Oolong for as long as I can, haha.

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Kittenna

I’m convinced that coconut often goes “off” in blends somehow, like it goes rancid or something. Almost every tea (possibly all of them) in which I’ve had a vomit-inducing gross off-flavour (as compared to minor things like plasticky flavouring notes, etc.) has contained coconut.

whatshesaid

Well that might explain it! I guess I’d better drink up my coconut teas. I hope that doesn’t happen with my Coconut Oolong from Davidstea!

whatshesaid

Rancid is exactly how it tasted and smelled.

Kittenna

I think it takes quite a while to happen, but I don’t know what causes it. Adagio’s Pina Colada and Persimmon Tree’s Coconut Cacao were both quite gross for me, and I’ve had multiple coconut teas that have a soapy flavour, which I also attribute to coconut rancidity.

Kittenna

I do have teas that contain coconut and are rather old but taste just fine.

whatshesaid

I plan to hoard the Coconut Oolong for the rest of my life so I’d better start working on some sort of preservation technology, haha

Marcel Duchamp

preservation technology! I love it. haha.

Emilie

I can’t say the age of it either, because I received what I had in a swap from someone else, and I don’t remember who anymore. Sorry!

TastyBrew

Shoot! I have had some bad luck with a few of the 52teas lately, but this one was super good for me.

Bianca G.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way about this tea. I usually love 52Teas’ teas but this one and Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake just didn’t do it for me. Like you, I will definitely be hoarding DT’s Coconut Oolong for as long as I can, haha.

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Hello!

So here’s where I am now. I had jumped head first into the world of teas after Davidstea opened in my city a number of years ago. I gave up coffee and became a huge tea freak. From there I joined Steepster and started ordering teas online like a madwoman (not that anyone here would know what that’s like…)

I was swappin’ up a storm and drinking like 6-7 cups a day and I had this tremendous stash to get through…..then. I got pregnant in Spring 2013 and my baby played a funny little joke on me by turning me into someone who had zero interest in drinking or even smelling most teas. I wanted only coffee all the time which was hilarious because of course you can’t really do more than a cup a day when you’re pregnant.

Anyway. In December 2013 I had my baby girl, and now I’m on maternity leave and though I still LIVE (I cannot emphasize that enough) for my morning cup of coffee (or two…), I am trying to get myself excited about tea again, because I have TONS.

So my mission, which I choose to accept, is to first sip down all the samples I have, sent to me last year by lovely Steepsterites, pre-baby.

Here’s what I love (or I did before, and am trying to again):

Butiki teas in general because the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base

Harney and Sons Paris is my all time favorite tea.

Mariage Freres and Kusmi are also on my awesome list.

I love creamy earl greys.

Also have an appreciation of oolong.

I have a mega stash of super flavored teas to work through, or I may try to sell them if I decide they are no longer for me. The sip downs will determine!

I love swapping!
Please note my Cupboard contains everything I have including minuscule samples of teas so it is not intended to be reflective of what I have available for swap…

When I rate, it goes like this:

85 -100 = WIN! awesome, I love this and keep it on hand
70 – 85 = pretty darn good but I don’t NEED to own it
55 – 70 = not necessarily terrible but not a tea for me!
30 – 55 = missed the mark as far as I am concerned. Wouldn’t drink it willingly.
0 – 30 = I likely won’t rate this low very often, so if you see it, consider the tea a great big FAIL and probably disgusting.

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