Coconut Bongo

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Coconut, Floral, Green
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This tea is a perfect blend of two exotic treats. Premium, lightly oxidized Oolong provides a luxurious base for the creamy, silky sweetness of tropical coconut. A smooth infusion with an aroma of orchids and fresh baked goods. Highly recommended!

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Not bad not bad!! Like Jessie mentioned, a decent alternative for the STE version. Only less intense. and kinda Jasmin-like after the third steep… which I wasn’t thrilled about.
I’m not sure if I’d restock though, I think I’ve overdone it with the coco oolongs lately. We need a break… I’m sure CO and I will get back together again soon :P


My coconut oolong phase is just beginning… :D


OooOooh? you must try the STE version! I’d send you some if I had more than dregs left in my tin, which I refuse to wash out because it smells soooooo good :P


Nom coconuts…also, just FYI, you shouldn’t ever wash out tins, there are too many hidden nooks and crannies for water to get in to and then mildew your next tinful. I use a dry cloth to wipe it out and if the smell remains, leave it open in the sunlight for a few days.


ah good idea. I usually let them sit out after washing, hoping to get all the moisture out. But there is no way I could go without washing entirely, who knows what they line the tins with! (I have an unreasonable fear of BPA and the like!)


STE? What is STE?? I am fairly certain I should be able to figure it out, but I am so tired…

Also, aislingoftea, good to know about the tins. I’ve been swapping teas in and out of tins as I run low on one and want to pick up another with a discount, and wasn’t sure what to do with them. A couple I did just shake out, but I rinsed one – and IT DRIPPED! So mustn’t be airtight, which is worrisome. They’re all DavidsTea tins, so I thought they’d be good… I left it to dry overnight; hopefully it dried enough that I won’t have moldy tea. I’ll probably use the tea up before it would have a chance to mold anyhow…


Ahh sorry that was my way of being lazy. The Coconut Oolong from Spice and Tea Exchange is the best. coco oolopong tea. ever :)


Oolopong?? :P I will put it on my shopping list, thanks!


oh dear, that was a typo. sorry!! too early in the AM for me to be licences with a keyboard :P


(ie. it was coconut oolong haha)


It’s ok! I got a laugh out of it :D And added it to my shopping list.

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51 tasting notes

This tea is evoking some lovely memories – I just love when that happens. There used to be these amazing cookies called Coconut Cream Cookies by McCormicks – sadly, the brand was bought out by Dare, and they discontinued this amazing cookie, because, they felt their own version was better (they are sadly mistaken. I have never forgiven Dare for this or for what they did to our Girl Guide cookies, but that is a rant for another day)
Well, I never thought I would smell that cookie again. This evening, I did smell it and when I closed my eyes, I really thought I was going to chomp into that crunchy biscuit once more.

I am even more thrilled to report that the tea brews up to smell very nearly the same as it does when dry – another pleasant surprise. The liquor is very light, the colour of a fair, white wine.

First taste – oh, the raptures. Tastes just as it smells, light and dancing on my tongue. Has a sweet coconut finish, and really reminds of me of how my beloved cookie would taste after I nibbled on it. I think I’m in love.

I believe this lovely tea will be happily ensconced in my cupboard for some time. And I guess one small comfort is that, unlike the cookies, this will be one treat I can indulge in without worrying about the calorie content.

Damn, I am sure missing those cookies right now. ;)

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Dylan Oxford

Bongo bongo bongo, I don’t wanna leave the jungle, oh no no no no no


bingo bangle bungle, I’m so happy in the jungle, I refuse to go!
(I remember those cookies too, such sadness!)


I agree that Dare ruined the GG cookies….. (Are you a Girl Guide leader??)

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Hi Krystaleyn, Nope not a GG leader, just always have been a huge supporter :)

@Daisy – thanks for reminiscing with me. Nice to know others remember them fondly – gone but not forgotten I guess ;)

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I had to get this today in hopes that it would make a good stand-in for the Spice and Tea Exchange coconut Oolong. Then, I had to try it pretty much as soon as I got in the door. The Tealish employee said this was her favourite tea in the universe, so that was promising!

Coconut Bongo smells incredible, and quite close to the S&TE one. Very similar both dry and once steeped, though less potently aromatic. It, thankfully, doesn’t disappoint in the taste department, either. It has the same creamy, bakey, toasted sweetness that the other version does, and a similar relationship between the coconut flavour and the green Oolong. But, it’s lighter. Both the flavouring and the body of the tea are a little lighter. This is an awesome tea and a good substitute, but I think less mind-blowing.


I’m thinking we need to get a bunch of people together and do a mass order of the STE version!!


Good idea! I have been tempted to order myself 4 ounces. I think it would go relatively quickly!


oh it really does!! I’d have it so much more often if I had a big tin :P


I’d be in on this mass order gals :) Just sayin’.


yeay! I have a feeling this will be on massive order!!


We need a wholesale discount!


hehe yes we do :P

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998 tasting notes

I’ve found my PERFECT coconut tea. This is amazing. It steeps up a clear, wonderful, pale yellow. The leaves are beautiful bright green. The star though is the coconut. I like coconut, but it’s not my “all time, OMG I have to have it flavor”. This does not taste fake, it’s just creamy and yummy but still allows the oolong to come through. MMMMMmmmmmm I need another cup, this one didn’t last long.

Thank you so much scribbles for sending me such a GENEROUS sample of this amazing tea!!!!!

Edit: MMMMMMmmmmmmm second steep is still really good!! Less coconut – more oolong, but still creamy and satisfying. It’s much better HOT, not as good as it cools. After my last disaster tying to cold steep coconut oolong, I won’t be trying it with this one.

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570 tasting notes

Mmmm. Had a cup of this to go in store, and it was delicious! A little burnt, but that didn’t detract from the amazing coconut flavour. It was a very heady scent when brewed, and as it cooled it only intensified. Tasted like coconut cream pie. Lost some of the oolong flavour, which is too bad.

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Yep. So good.

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This was my second experience at Tealish, and to be honest? I wasn’t expecting much, considering how poor my first one was.

However, I was proven wrong! A couple of days ago I ventured over to Tealish with a friend of mine. She got the Lemon Meringue and I got the Coconut Bongo. It was good! REALLY good! It was smooth, warm, and almost creamy? Even though I took it black. It was a pleasant surprise, and it was quite enjoyable. The coconut flavour came through quite nicely, and there was another flavour in there too that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but it reminded me of buttered popcorn! Odd, but not bad.

Honestly, my only real issue was that the tea was a bit too bland for my tastes. Though that’s probably because the person serving it didn’t let it steep long enough. Either way, it’s good enough that I might consider getting some to take home the next time I visit Tealish.

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I only wish the Lemon Meringue had been as good! I may have to follow your lead when we try new teas on the fly, since your choices have a better track record than mine. |D


Haha, maybe! Though the Lemon Meringue wasn’t bad, I definitely agree that the Coconut Bongo was better. Though I wouldn’t completely trust my judgement, as I’ve had a good share of bad tea experiences as well. |D I think I just got lucky those times.

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894 tasting notes

This was my morning cup. This weekend I’m at Playground Conference in Toronto. It has been a seriously intense day.

I was up way too late last night, working on my presentation, and so I woke up kind of tired this morning. Grabbed a quick breakfast and this tea with it. I have no idea what water temperature this was steeped at or for how long, but it seemed to be pretty forgiving.

I really enjoyed being able to taste bot the coconut and the floral green oolong notes distinctly. Coconut can be a bit of an overwhelming flavour, but this was nicely balanced. A really good way to start off a day, which included going to the morning plenary session, sitting on a panel on polyamory, presenting on how to organize a successful sex party, a workshop on expressing desire as feelings, and a panel on media influence on sex work legislation.

An absolutely amazing day, and if you have any interest in sexuality, gender, relationships or related topics you should be at this convention. It’s one of the most inclusive, diverse and safe space I’ve ever been in, and the community is warm and welcoming. If you’re inexperienced or new to dialogues about sex, this is a great place to get started.

There’s one more day left, so if you’re in Toronto, I highly recommend coming down to check it out for the last day. Or if not, plan to come next year.

Now, I need to go find some hot water so I can resteep these leaves. Edit: Second steep wasn’t worth drinking, but I think I really underleafed this tea. My travel mug is twice the size of my regular mug and I didn’t put much leaf into it.

Flavors: Coconut, Floral, Green

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After trying over 100 different teas in my time, I have to say this is my all time favourite. It can be drank in every way possible while still tasting fantastic. I haven’t yet oversteeped it or put in too much or too little of anything. It smells a little bit funny but its taste is UNMATCHED.

Another important note here is its ability to be mixed with other teas. I have so far mixed it with a vanilla tea, and the red velvet cake tea from Davids with delicious results on both occasions. This tea also works wonders as a milked tea. Essentially, any way you want to drink this – it is to DIE for. Enjoyed most (by myself at least) with some soy milk and vanilla tea mixed in.

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212 tasting notes

Adore this one – it’s like a coconut cream.

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