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drank Pineapple Oolong by Lupicia
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I got this in my swap with Will Work For Tea—is it just me, or are oolong and pineapple a very popular flavor combination recently? Or maybe I’m just noticing them more? In any case, I like oolong and I like pineapple, and I’ve found that I really enjoy Lupicia’s fruit-flavored blends so I knew I couldn’t go wrong with this!

The dry leaves don’t smell like pineapple, they smell like a milk oolong! With flavored oolongs I dislike when the “flavor” parts overpower the actual tea, so this made me happy. Plus, you know, I love milk oolongs. After a 13-hour cold brew the pineapple is a lot more subtle than I thought it would be. The oolong is front and center, buttery, sweet and creamy. I don’t know what kind they used, but it really does remind me a lot of a milk oolong, with gentle floral notes in the background as well. The floral aspect reminds me of Butiki’s pineapple oolong, though they are a bit less potent here. The pineapple comes in at the end of the sip, subtle and a bit tangy as pineapple should be. Very natural tasting and not artificial. Another winner from Lupicia, I really need to make an order there soon!

Kittenna

Not just you. Butiki just came out with the flowery pineapple oolong, and DavidsTea also did! I’m excited to try both! And probably this one from Lupicia too, not like I need another company to order from :/

Alphakitty

The Butiki one is the best I’ve tried (though that’s kind of obvious!), I think I’m gonna go to the nearest Davids and get a cup of this iced just to compare them all before I actually commit to buying one.

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Kittenna

Not just you. Butiki just came out with the flowery pineapple oolong, and DavidsTea also did! I’m excited to try both! And probably this one from Lupicia too, not like I need another company to order from :/

Alphakitty

The Butiki one is the best I’ve tried (though that’s kind of obvious!), I think I’m gonna go to the nearest Davids and get a cup of this iced just to compare them all before I actually commit to buying one.

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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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