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drank Pina Colada by Element Tea
470 tasting notes

I’m not supposed to be buying any more tea, but I can never pass up a sale, and it was all of $2 for 2 ounces of this. I mean, that’s just impossible to resist! Plus with summer at full blast, I need some nice tropical teas and take my mind of the suffocating heat for a while. It’s so hot that our local squirrel is laying spread-eagle on the fire escape and is too lazy to even move if I open the window.

Anyway, I made this last night for the bf and he loved it, but I only had a little sip so I decided to re-steep it this afternoon. The flavors are just as strong on the second steep, which is always a goof sign with a flavored blend. There are big chunks of pineapple and coconut in there, and they are sweetened according to the packaging but thankfully this is definitely not overly sweet. This has such a nice tropical flavor, though the coconut is more dominant than than the pineapple. It’s surprisingly good hot—usually blends this fruity I only drink iced, but this is good both ways. Mostly because they used a pretty tasty black base that comes in at the end of the sip. Though with it being 100 degrees outside and all this will definitely make it into the iced tea rotation (probably with a splash of rum!).

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Poor squirrel! Did you put water out for him? LOL I know I probably sound crazy huh.

Kittenna

Awwww, I hope he’s still alive. That sounds like a hot place to be; wouldn’t he be more comfy in a tree?

Alphakitty

There’s a tree in the alley behind my apartment building, but he seems to prefer fire escapes—maybe they’re cooler since they are so close to the building? It’s always mine too, it’s like having an outdoor pet XD I put out fruit for him on really hot days—today it was cherries!

Alphakitty

Oh, and he’s definitely alive—squirrels just do that when they’re very hot, you see them all over the city lying on the sidewalk and by fountains.

Kittenna

Awwww, that’s cute!! We have squirrels here too (I’m not used to them – none in Saskatchewan! Just prairie dogs, which have burrows and don’t climb trees or have floofy tails). Glad you treat your little outdoor pet well :D I wish I had one! Sadly, the only potential outdoor pet that’s been around here lately is probably a skunk or a raccoon….

Babble

“I’m not supposed to be buying any more tea, but I can never pass up a sale” …. oh geez, that sounds like something I would say. Guilty as charged.

Alphakitty

I think my cupboard would be only half as full if it wasn’t for sales and promotions ^^;

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Azzrian

Poor squirrel! Did you put water out for him? LOL I know I probably sound crazy huh.

Kittenna

Awwww, I hope he’s still alive. That sounds like a hot place to be; wouldn’t he be more comfy in a tree?

Alphakitty

There’s a tree in the alley behind my apartment building, but he seems to prefer fire escapes—maybe they’re cooler since they are so close to the building? It’s always mine too, it’s like having an outdoor pet XD I put out fruit for him on really hot days—today it was cherries!

Alphakitty

Oh, and he’s definitely alive—squirrels just do that when they’re very hot, you see them all over the city lying on the sidewalk and by fountains.

Kittenna

Awwww, that’s cute!! We have squirrels here too (I’m not used to them – none in Saskatchewan! Just prairie dogs, which have burrows and don’t climb trees or have floofy tails). Glad you treat your little outdoor pet well :D I wish I had one! Sadly, the only potential outdoor pet that’s been around here lately is probably a skunk or a raccoon….

Babble

“I’m not supposed to be buying any more tea, but I can never pass up a sale” …. oh geez, that sounds like something I would say. Guilty as charged.

Alphakitty

I think my cupboard would be only half as full if it wasn’t for sales and promotions ^^;

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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