Coconut Oolong

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “There are iced teas that taste pretty good but as I drink them (and maybe as they warm slightly) they become overwhelming. Not bitter or astringent or anything, just too much, and I have to stop...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the first tea I’ve had today. It’s sad when you are too busy to drink tea. Oh well, will have to get caught up tomorrow. Thanks ifjuly for sending me this sample. I was quite excited to...” Read full tasting note
  • “interesting…. american tea room, what exactly are you doing? if i don’t miss my mark ifjuly is in a sassy mood and is deliberately choosing provocative samples to send my way, lol!!! first, this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So it seems I’m a big sucker for coconut bao zhongs/pouchongs as I love this in a guilty pleasure lap-it-up kind of way exactly as I did for Golden Moon’s. I think I possibly prefer Golden Moon’s...” Read full tasting note

From American Tea Room

An oolong is the perfect middle ground for the blending of delicate flavors and our Coconut Oolong proves the rule. Beginning with a Taiwanese Bao Zhong oolong, then adding the essence of roasted coconut, we’ve achieved a delightful tropical melody reminiscent of the Polynesian islands. The large, curled, blue-green leaves of the oolong base impart a creamy body but a light floral headiness with notes of orchid and narcissus. Without the intense vegetal quality of a green tea, notes of sweet grass and vanilla linger. Then, the decadent flavor of freshly roasted coconut shines through, as if you’d taken it right out of the oven. The richness of caramel and a hint of orange blossom finish this treat with a taste and aroma that will satisfy your most discerning indulgences.

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15 Tasting Notes

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2201 tasting notes

There are iced teas that taste pretty good but as I drink them (and maybe as they warm slightly) they become overwhelming. Not bitter or astringent or anything, just too much, and I have to stop drinking them before I reach the end. This was one of those teas. It turned out pretty well, but it was a little too much. Probably would go for half the leaf for a cold steep and have it be lighter.

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1012 tasting notes

This is the first tea I’ve had today. It’s sad when you are too busy to drink tea. Oh well, will have to get caught up tomorrow.
Thanks ifjuly for sending me this sample. I was quite excited to see coconut oolong in the package you sent. I had just written in a thread that coconut bongo was my favorite flavored oolong, when I took my fist sip of this. First thought, hmmm that might have been a lie, this is really good. BUT it was scorching hot, all I got was creamy coconut goodness. When it cooled to a more drinkable temp, I got hit over the head with foral oolong. ewwwwww – not grassy but clover floral – good bye coconut. Once it had cooled to lukewarm, the coconut reemerged but there was still some lingering floral. :((
I think this is probably a decent coconut oolong for most people, but sorry it’s too floral for my tastes.

ifjuly

ooooh i didn’t think about that (i forget to, since i love that kind of oolong)! alas. i have a feeling then my three fave coconut oolongs would all be disappointing to you as they’re all bao zhong-based, i think (maybe zen tea’s isn’t, not sure). oops!

Dexter

I’m actually drinking the second steep right now – I lowered temp (not something I would normally do on a 2nd steep) and lessened steep time. so 75C for 2.5 min – something like that. This is better, it’s still floral – but more generic flower. There is a certain something in some oolongs that reminds me of clover. This had a lot of that, but 2nd seems to be toned. Next time I drink this am going to adjust a bit – will see what happens. It’s all good – interesting experience.

Fjellrev

That’s really good to know. I’m looking for a very coconutty oolong and was wondering if this would be the answer. The price is a bit of a turn off. Now I know not to expect too much consistent coconut.

TranquiliTea81

I’m interested in finding a good coconut oolong too, I had thought about ordering this one, glad I read your review first, especially with the price…. I think I will pass on that one, because I’m looking for a strong, all coconut, all the time flavor.

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390 tasting notes

interesting…. american tea room, what exactly are you doing? if i don’t miss my mark ifjuly is in a sassy mood and is deliberately choosing provocative samples to send my way, lol!!!

first, this did NOT look like an oolong to me…. green curls made me think think of another sinensis. second, it smelled very much like bakery coconut. meh. we would see.

what this blend is is GREEN!??!!!! a lightly roasted tasting green-esque tea, NOT a bakery coconut (the smell was lying) more like a green/fresh coconut! light but nutty. not overpowering…. the coconut has a round taste as opposed to the stabbing sharpness that any green fruit has the potential to have.

there is an indefinable floral that is very mild. as it cools, the coconut itself takes on the toasted flavour.

hmmmmm….. american tea room and ifjuly being sassy in a tree!!!

don’t know if i’d buy, but it caught my attention!

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
JustJames

holy sassy anna!! lol

Anna

I can’t help it. EVERY time someone says ‘sassy’, that’s what I hear in my head. It’s an AFFLICTION!

ifjuly

lololol

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612 tasting notes

So it seems I’m a big sucker for coconut bao zhongs/pouchongs as I love this in a guilty pleasure lap-it-up kind of way exactly as I did for Golden Moon’s. I think I possibly prefer Golden Moon’s slightly—should do a side-by-side at some point perhaps—but they’re both tasty treats. This one seems slightly sweeter/dessert-ier maybe while Golden Moon’s tastes more like fresh coconut water. I’d definitely reorder either.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82 tasting notes

Thanks ifjuly for this sample in our Fall Exchange! I was quite surprised by this tea. Upon opening it smelled very sweet and like dessert. Turns out to be a bit smoother than expected and does not need sweetener. It smells way sweeter dry than brewed, so don’t be scared. I didn’t expect the coconut to shine thru but it did! Not too much thou, just right. I’m tempted to try the Golden Moon that ifjuly mentions too.

If I was ordering from American I’d add some on this in.

ifjuly

Aw, I’m really glad you like it! (:

ifjuly

oh, and i’m sure i’ve said this a zillion times, but the golden moon is good too if you like coconut, but different—it has a cleaner, brighter/fresher coconut flavor, less creamy.

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80 tasting notes

OMG!

This tea is amazing. Really the only thing keeping me from giving it a 100 is the price. It’s creamy and smooth but not overpowering. I can’t believe I’m the first person to review it. If you like coconut you will love this tea even if you’re not a huge oolong fan(though I do adore oolongs).

I was in a motorcycle accident on Sunday and I’m all fuzzy headed from the concussion and pain meds. It’s the perfect tea to keep me warm while I ice my back. I’m not even bothering to ration it any more(I only got a sample due to the price) because I think I deserve something good when I hurt this bad.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Gosh! I hope it was less dramatic than it sounds. O.o Take it easy and heal quick.

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6 tasting notes

Outstanding. A delicious coconut – not subtle, not overpowering. I expected a more artificial coconut taste, but I was pleasantly surprised. The blend is wonderful. With a bit of milk, so good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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8 tasting notes

I chose this as a good intro to oolong, and it is so delicious. By itself or with a shot of coconut milk, it has a perfectly authentic coconut flavor that is a great complement to the oolong.

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922 tasting notes

I ordered 2 oz for a one day 50 off sale. I should have ordered a pound for half off instead because this tea is almost perfect for me.

Getting two nit picks out of the way: one, it is way too overpriced, and two the body does not re-brew as well as other teas of the same price. That said, the taste would fall into a category of favorites.

The leaves have a delicate roast producing a thick coconut oil from the tea leaves that permeates your cup and stays on your fingertips. It’s like removing coconut macaroons from a cookie sheet.

The tea itself is predictable but excellent: a lightly buttery body that is naturally sweet, fruity, fragrant, and with a bare toastiness in the aftertaste. The florals get more pronounced with each resteep, and the profile is soft and creamy. It does have a little bit of grassiness from the Baozhong, but it’s closer to lemon grass or pineapple in my opinion. The roast makes it barely noticeable, but its still a very green tea.

Of course this was western, but I Gong Fu does not yield too much of a difference. It just divides the tea into noticeable steps. First steep is creamy light coconut, secondd is like coconut oil with that coming toastiness, the third is more coconut with a touch of green pineapple, fourth is more coconut floral, green, and a little bit of toastiness. I’m impressed with the roast making this more like a light desert than a mega savory tea. It’s the exact balance I like.

Getting two ounces was a smart idea for the sheer quantity of tea I have. However, I wish I took better advantage of that sale and designated this as my bulk tea instead. But the price, even at discount is still high. If only Zen Tea continued to have their coconut oolong. I’d regularly give this tea a 98 or 97, but price is the big thing that lowers my rating. I’d recommend this for coconut tea lovers anyway.

CrowKettle

I miss coconut oolong; this sounds tempting even with the price tag! Zen Tea dropping it was a big deal breaker for me :(

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1718 tasting notes

GRANDIOSE 1000TH TASTING NOTE! RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.

It’s been a busy past few days, and here I am sipping on the last ATR sample in my arsenal. I am sadly going to only enjoy one steep this first time because the leaves have already been dumped since we’ll be flying the coop to the other place soon. Collect garbage, clean now!

The dry leaf is dangerously creamy. Velvety coconut, which goes with the creamy coconut conditioner my curly hair just soaked up. Coconut heaven! I don’t see any coconut shreds in the mix, so perhaps it’s only infused with the flavour?

This first steep is an absolute dream. Very heavy on the creaminess and the room is saturated in its lovely coconut aroma. The coconut doesn’t taste rancid or off at all. Lightly toasty but not too much. My mom, who is also enjoying a cup, comments that she especially picks up on the floral notes. Orchid-like more than anything else. It’s just so damn rich in flavour. I’ll have to see what the second steep will be like next time.

As lovely as it is, I’m not sure if I could justify the price. At one steep, these two cups we are both drinking cost $2 per cup. :/ I’d have to resteep the pants off of it in order to justify it, and I’ll admit that I rarely steep oolongs more than twice, even. Let’s not even talk about using this for cold brews. Maybe I’d consider getting more if/when our dollar reaches parity with USD again, because even the 20% off sales barely cover that difference/makes it worthwhile.

Sil

congrats on 1000!!!

scribbles

Congrats on milestone!!! :)

CrowKettle

Congrats! Sounds like the perfect milestone commemoration tea, or maybe that’s the coconut oolong bias showing :)

OMGsrsly

Yay 1000!!

leaf in hot water

CAD is depressing me too, i can’t satisfy my online retail urges…argh

OMGsrsly

leaf in hot water, there’s a thread in the forums about Canadian tea companies! (I’m here to enable…)

leaf in hot water

oops also wanted to say, congrats!! thats a lotta tea – 1000 cups!

leaf in hot water

haha thanks OMGsrsly :) i will check it out!

Roswell Strange

Congrats on 1000! May

Roswell Strange

**May the rest of the year bring 1000 more!

Mikumofu

Whoo! 1000!!

Indigobloom

Muchos congrats!

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