Another new tea! Thanks Amanda!
I debated whether I should even try this one today, given my failures, but really wanted to try it out, because it smells delicious! All coconutty and good. I think there was some smell transfer from another sample packet during shipping… it smells a bit fruity and sweet too. Really hoping the flavour doesn’t transfer over…
Steeped, it smells…. weird. The fruitiness is there (uh oh), and I’m getting a hint of coconut creaminess, but that’s it. It almost smells… metallic??
Ok, after a few minutes, it smells more as I was expecting, like sencha and coconut. Good good.
Taste-wise it definitely makes me think of DavidsTea’s Toasted Walnut. I guess it’s because they’re both sencha and coconut, although Toasted Walnut has a few more ingredients. I can taste the sencha, and it’s alright, and I’m enjoying the lingering coconut flavour at the end of the sip. It’s definitely more coconutty, too.
I kind of like this one, actually, but for my purposes, it’s pretty interchangeable with the far-more-easily-obtainable Toasted Walnut, and its rating is going to reflect that.
(But guess what…. I didn’t oversteep it!!! Hallelujah! Or screw it up! Miracle!)
ETA: Second steep in half a cup of water was ok, but not wonderful. Can’t remember anything specific about it as I drank it rather quickly.