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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge: Saturday, March 13th: National Coconut Torte Day Tea #3

I had this last night and tonight.  Thanks very much AJRimmer!  I have been saving this for coconut day.    Oh wow, I really like this!  It is definitely accurate to a pina colada – not that I’ve actually ever had one.  But it’s very fresh coconut but equal parts tangy pineapple.  And that’s all you need here, really.   The description here says it includes mango, which would also fit here and give another fruity layer.  And I DID notice the tiniest piece of hibiscus and that most definitely shouldn’t be here!  Be gone, hibiscus!  But I don’t think I noticed it in the mug.   The flavor here is delightful though.  Fresh, tangy, creamy.  Second steep is also lovely and no hint of hibiscus pink even after a long steep.  And the flavor holds up, even with only one teaspoon, maybe because the pieces are fairly small. I bet this is great cold.  I’ll be saving the sipdown for the hottest of summer days. 
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for full mug // 12 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 10 minute steep

Mastress Alita

How does it compare to that Zen Tea pina colada tea you shared with me? I loved that stuff but being unable to get more of it (the only places carrying it are Canadian companies with $20 shipping to the US which I refuse to pay), I’ve been looking for a good replacement!

tea-sipper

I’d say this is definitely comparable! I still love Zen’s more but this can definitely fit that cupboard niche.

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Mastress Alita

How does it compare to that Zen Tea pina colada tea you shared with me? I loved that stuff but being unable to get more of it (the only places carrying it are Canadian companies with $20 shipping to the US which I refuse to pay), I’ve been looking for a good replacement!

tea-sipper

I’d say this is definitely comparable! I still love Zen’s more but this can definitely fit that cupboard niche.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer… I have a dumb phone so can’t access internet on that. As of 12/20/21 my wifi might start getting unreliable.)

Happy sipping!

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