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( ETA I probably shouldn’t have drank this at 11pm. )

This was the third 1oz tea I ordered from DTT a few weeks ago. I figured I’d better open it up and try it before sending some to Courtney, because what if it was nasty?!

I was actually pretty pleased, it’s a half decent tea, it’s not overly sweetened, which I very much appreciate.

I am getting some astringency which seems to undermine the whole point of a creamy coconut tea, but maybe I oversteeped it. I haven’t been super OCD about watching my steeping times. Even though I have a tea timer app on my phone….but my phone is hooked up to a speaker in the kitchen via Bluetooth so if I’d been listening to music and the phone is still connected, then I’d have to listen to the timer tick down for 4 minutes. I know you didn’t need to know that, just sayin’.

So, I think I’d drink this again but I will pay closer attention to the steeping time.

It definitely doesn’t come close to my favorite coconut teas – Davidstea’s Coconut Oolong and Persimmon Tree’s Coconut Creme!

When it’s gone I won’t restock, but it’s not awful or anything! Huzzah!

I wonder if Courtney will enjoy it….

Courtney

Thanks for taste testing before sending some my way. :P I always use the microwave timer, unless it’s being used for something else, then it’s my phone timer, which throws me off my game hah.

boychik

Stove timer always

whatshesaid

I usually just look at the clock and just add 3 or 4 minutes, haha. Soooo not accurate.

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Courtney

Thanks for taste testing before sending some my way. :P I always use the microwave timer, unless it’s being used for something else, then it’s my phone timer, which throws me off my game hah.

boychik

Stove timer always

whatshesaid

I usually just look at the clock and just add 3 or 4 minutes, haha. Soooo not accurate.

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I love tea. I love my baby daughter, my husband, my dog Wally, Netflix, shopping, and tea. Some other stuff too, but these are the most important!

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Butiki teas in general, I love how the flavours are subtle and not fake tasting and don’t overwhelm the tea base. Trust that I will be dramatically mourning the loss of this company!

Harney and Sons, Teavivre, Whispering Pines and Mariage Freres are some more tea companies I appreciate. Along with Davidstea as it was the ‘gateway drug’ to my tea addiction. Though I’m mostly over it now, I’ve definitely moved on from the artificially flavoured teas and am trying more quality straight teas!

My ultimate goal is to try as many French teas as possible – and to finally find a source in Canada for Mariage Freres so I can buy Wedding Imperial, and Black Orchid for sure.

I would like to try any Taiwanese Assams that exist in the world!

Also continuously on the hunt for Fauchon – La Naissance.

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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