Yipeee! Wahooooo! I love getting tea packages in the mail! My wonderful UPS delivery man dropped off my new Teavana teas while I was at work this morning. What a delight to come home and have new teas to play with. Being it a very early morning, I’m 12 hours into the day already, I debated between the Assam Breeze and the JavaVana Mate. The fruityness in this tea won out.
Upon opening the plastic pouch of tea, I was surrounded in a tropical explosion of pineapple and coconut and something with a sour note to it, maybe the lemongrass?
I steeped up a pot of this with boiling water for 3 minutes. The scent of the pineapple and lemongrass grew stronger. The sour note turned to sweet.
In taste, this is quite a light tea, the fruit flavor melds into one sweet pineapple lemon tart flavor with a subtle black tea base. The coconut and ginger are very mild, but there is a slight warming feeling upon drinking this tea that I am holding the ginger accountable for.
Next time I will steep this for longer than 3 minutes and use more leaf. It needs more oomph.