Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA mixes Pao Zhong Oolong, Coconut Flakes, and Coconut flavoring in this lovely looking tea. The aroma of this tea is fantastic! A wonderful mix of the buttery, nutty, coconut with the green and floral Oolong. It is very tropical and mellow, I can close my eyes and imagine myself on a tropical island sipping a wonderful Oolong out of a coconut. Note to self, I need to do that at some point.
Once brewed the aroma takes on a sweeter quality, reminding me of freshly baked coconut bread. After the initial sweetness there are notes of walnuts, orchids, and a mild vegetal finish. It very much so reminds me of a 'sea' themed hair spray I used when I was younger. No worries, it does not smell like a perfume, but it has that nostalgia factor for me. The liquid smells very creamy and coconutty, with a slight note of tropical flowers. I am really excited to taste this tea!
Hold on, I need a moment to process how delicious this is. That is an impressive level of yum, mixing the sweet nuttiness of the coconut with heady flavor of honeysuckles in what I consider a perfect blend. It manages to be rich and mild at the same time, a dessert tea that also feels cleansing and light. I feel a bit guilty for having apprehension and I am so glad I gave it a try. DAVIDsTEA, once again you do not disappoint.