Coconut Bao Zhong (Pouchong)

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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189 tasting notes

Appearance: olive brown green grey large curled leaf
Aroma when Dry: coconut pound cake
After water is first poured: desserty, sweet (western) powdery coconut
At end of first steep: nutty, buttery slight chestnut notes
Tea liquor:
At end of first steep: clear
Staple? Possible
Preferred time of day: afternoon, evening
At first ?: buttered popcorn and chestnuts, creamy finish
As it cools?: notes open, coconut notes surface, fragrant close on palate
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, nutty coconut notes

Second Steep (4min):
At first: light coconut nutty notes
As it cools?: buttery, nutty, odd metallic note close

Third Steep (5min):
At first: sweet coconut
As it cools: coconut and mineral, metallic notes

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Sounds yummy

Kasumi no Chajin

It is. I’ll be glad to send on the rest of my sample to you, if you like.


Glad you enjoyed it. That’s my little local tea room I hang out at occasionally :)

Kasumi no Chajin

cool! I already bookmarked the site for samples. My local equivalent company is primarily about coffee (they have some great blends) but offers some basic teas too.


They are really cool…it’s a literal tea bar (you pull up a stool to the bar) that only serves tea. They have a million kinds (some not even listed on menu) and they will happily mix you anything you want if you got a specialty you like.


That would be fantastic!

Kasumi no Chajin

If I get up that way, would love to drop in!
@tattoed…np, done!


LoL at your ratings. 92, then a few minutes later 90, then 15 minutes later 63 :D

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52 tasting notes

Delicious. Incredibly tasty tea, and a new favorite. This is only my second oolong (gasp), but I’m already finding myself taken in by the flavor, and the coconut in this tea is very noticeable and creamy. The nice, slightly astringent, feel of the oolong is making this almost a competitive morning tea (FLAVOR!), and I’m loving it.

When I looked at the liquor once it was done steeping, I nearly scoffed that this could taste like anything, it was so delicately yellow, how could it have infused any flavor? How glad I am to be wrong. I won’t doubt another oolong strange mystical powers…

1.5 teaspoons in 8 oz. of water.

Oh, and I almost forgot! Thank you T.C.!

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

This stuff sounds amazing. Coconut bao zhong? yes please!

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31 tasting notes

Thanks T.C.!

This is definitely my new favorite coconut oolong. It’s absolutely delicious. Oh man I’m going to have to get some more of this.

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1113 tasting notes

I only have one tsp left of this after I finish drinking this cup. Makes me sad because I LOVE this one! Must savor it…

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7 tasting notes

this tea is considered a pouchong, which I had never heard of before this summer. I wandered into a cafe in Seward, Alaska where they carried a coconut pouchong, and I was hooked. Months later I wander into the Mad Hat Tea Company in Tacoma, Washington where the owner gives me a generous sample.
“So what do you think? Are you floating?”
Boy, was I. Could it have had to go with a warm shop and hot tea? Perhaps, but “floating” was the perfect was to describe how I felt. It’s a light tea with a strong coconut flavor that is perfect for any time of day, any occasion. I went through the bag in about a month and a half and was happy to make the trek back to Tacoma (I live in Olympia) to get it. Now I’m sitting with the first cup from a new bag, floating.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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35 tasting notes

Great everyday tea. Well balanced coconut, oolong with floral and earthy notes.

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63 tasting notes

Gave this a try today at the shop, and was pleasantly surprised. Smells/tastes buttery if that makes sense. Smooth & rich I suppose I’d describe it as.

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