This sample had been sitting forever in my cupboard. I had an unpleasant experience a while back with another Adagio coconut baozhong which made me a little reluctant to try this version. That and coconut being one of my least favorite ingredients in blends. But in the spirit of sipdowns, I finally gave it a go today.
I ambient brewed the tea for 3 hours and then poured over ice. The flavor reminded me of coconut cream pie. Rich, buttery and very coconut forward. You really have to love coconut to appreciate this tea. I couldn’t taste the pouchong base as the coconut flavoring overwhelms everything. Would like to blend this with a straight tea next time to mellow it out a bit.
Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Floral