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Another sample from Nicole! I purchased a $50 credit toward Lov Organic on Rue La La (for $25), so I wanted to try this one and make sure it wasn’t amazing before I made my order. It appears to be a silver needle base with some flower petals in it. Dry scent is heavy on the coconut, in a coconut milk kind of way.

Meh, it came out a tiny bit bitter, which is unfortunate. Otherwise, it’s okay. There’s a lot more coconut than blueberry here, which is a shame. The coconut is kind of creamy and it reminds me of coconut milk. I don’t really taste blueberry at all, but I do get something peachy in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not a purchase for me.

Flavors: Bitter, Coconut, Creamy, Peach

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kittenna

Blueberry coconut does sound pretty promising… sad it didn’t translate to the flavour!

Cameron B.

The coconut is definitely there, so you might like it if you’re a big coconut fan. I, however, am a big blueberry fan! :P

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, that sounds like an awesome combo. It’s hard to find a tea with good blueberry notes, it seems.

Kittenna

I’m pretty eh on coconut teas lately, so I’d prefer it in a supporting role, too.

Cameron B.

Fjellrev – Always on the lookout for the perfect blueberry black tea!

Kittenna – I’m finding that I like coconut less and less in teas lately. Plus it goes bad so fast! :(

Kittenna

Yes – the rancid coconut issue is quite serious. It’s possible that’s what’s causing my indifference.

OMGsrsly

I’ve taken to putting my very coconutty teas in the fridge. Coconut Oolong and Gold Rush, specifically.

Kittenna

Interesting idea.

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Kittenna

Blueberry coconut does sound pretty promising… sad it didn’t translate to the flavour!

Cameron B.

The coconut is definitely there, so you might like it if you’re a big coconut fan. I, however, am a big blueberry fan! :P

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, that sounds like an awesome combo. It’s hard to find a tea with good blueberry notes, it seems.

Kittenna

I’m pretty eh on coconut teas lately, so I’d prefer it in a supporting role, too.

Cameron B.

Fjellrev – Always on the lookout for the perfect blueberry black tea!

Kittenna – I’m finding that I like coconut less and less in teas lately. Plus it goes bad so fast! :(

Kittenna

Yes – the rancid coconut issue is quite serious. It’s possible that’s what’s causing my indifference.

OMGsrsly

I’ve taken to putting my very coconutty teas in the fridge. Coconut Oolong and Gold Rush, specifically.

Kittenna

Interesting idea.

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Hi, I’m Cameron! I’m a 30-something software engineer currently living in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two pugs, Gobo and Ume. I tend to cycle between my different hobbies, and they include knitting, video games, board games, miniature painting, bento, baking, and – of course – TEA! But really, what I’m best at is collecting hobby related-things… ;)

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I prefer my tea lukewarm or at room temperature and without milk or sugar. I will often sweeten iced tea. I brew Western style, and fluctuate between using mugs or teapots with small cups depending on the season. Occasionally I’ll brew Gongfu style when I’m in the mood. I also use a kyusu for Japanese teas.

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I enjoy both flavored and unflavored teas in many forms. These days, I drink mostly flavored teas, and I tend to gravitate most toward black, green, and oolong varieties. I do have a special fondness for straight Japanese green teas, however. I also enjoy maté, rooibos, honeybush, and herbal tisanes. I love matcha and drink it often!

Fruit: All of them! My ‘go-to’s tend to be in the red fruits, stonefruit, or citrus spectra. I also really love apple, banana, berry, fig, lychee, melon, pear, and rhubarb flavors. Tropical fruits aren’t among my favorites, but I still enjoy them once in a while – especially passionfruit, mango, and pineapple. I am not generally a fan of coconut in tea, though there are some exceptions.

Dessert: I love creamy vanilla and marshmallow flavors, along with anything in the caramel family such as butterscotch, toffee, or maple. Chocolate is also a favorite, though I’m often disappointed by it in tea. And don’t forget anything buttery, cakey, or cookie-y!

Floral: I’m a little bit more particular in this category. I very much enjoy jasmine, even strong jasmine, along with sakura and chamomile. But I’m not crazy about rose or lavender flavors, and I prefer hibiscus in moderation only.

Spices: I don’t generally find myself drawn to masala chai, but I do enjoy spices combined with other flavors. My favorite spices are the warm ones, especially cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, and cardamom. A bit of heat from black pepper or chili is okay too, as long as it’s not overwhelming! Ginger can be a lovely accent, but I find it difficult to drink as a starring flavor.

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