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    Rishi Coconut Oolong

    According to Rishi Tea this tea consists of Bao Zhong oolong and natural coconut flavor. I often wish companies explained exactly what is meant by that but I suppose that would give their secrets away. Bao Zhong is a lightly oxidized Taiwanese tea. The dry leaves were long and twisted with a dark and dusty appearance. I steeped this tea using my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 195 degree water for 4 minutes. The liquor was a brassy gold color. The base tea for this blend is wonderful. It is pleasantly fruity and floral while allowing the coconut to peak through. Typically we think of coconut as a sweet, candy-like flavor. That is…


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    The Tea Set Exceptional Exotic Oolong

    I picked this tea up at the New York Coffee and Tea Festival because I fell in love with the smell. It was very pleasantly sweet without seeming artificial or overdone. The owner of the company was kind enough to mail a tin to me since they had run out by the time I got to their booth. The leaves were a mix of twisted leaves and twigs, very dark in color. The bits of coconut fruit were only discernable if I looked very closely but they floated right to the top once water was added. There were no directions from the manufacturer so played it safe by steeping this tea in boiling…