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drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
1112 tasting notes

I’ve been wanting to try this tisane since it was released, and I finally treated myself to a pouch over the holidays. Yay!

I will post this caveat before my review – I brewed it between crying for an hour over the PBS show Nature about the real story of Elsa the Lion from Born Free, and Downton Abbey, so my usual care in brewing was absent! I was stingy with the tea, and the time! I splashed too much half and half in it in my haste to hear the introduction to Downton, but…

OH this tisane is delicious!!!! It tasted creamy, rum not like in a drink but in a baked good, flaky coconut, a sweet pineappley flavor – but all swirled in creaminess – if that makes sense? The thing I liked best about it was that it was good to the last drop – I know a real Pina Colada is “too much” for me and by the middle I’m like UGH because of all the frothy creamy. I also love the honeybush base. Sweet and no wood/cigar (which would not work in a pina colada!).

I can’t wait to make it again under careful conditions! Because I use a little half and half I’m going to use 3 tsp of tisane for 16 oz water and let it brew for 6 minutes. I think that will be perfection.

I can see why this one won an award, 100%!!!!

Ricky

I see a score there! 100!!!!

Rabs

Oooh — I DVRed Downton and might get to it tonight. I’ve heard nothing but good things.

JacquelineM

I really liked Downton – Dowager is my favorite character and I like the Earl too. I think it’s going to get better and better and more embroiling and OMG too!

Batrachoid

I agree. Last night Downton made me over steep my genmaicha!
My brother swears Lady Mary is his coworker’s twin. Thank goodness edible popcorn takes care of itself or the night would’ve been snackless.

LadyLondonderry

I greatly enjoyed Downton Abbey, too — very Upstairs, Downstairs. Lord Grantham even reminded me of Richard Bellamy! I was eating a late supper and drinking wine while watching last night’s ep, but I will plan to drink an appropriate tea during future installments.:)

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Ricky

I see a score there! 100!!!!

Rabs

Oooh — I DVRed Downton and might get to it tonight. I’ve heard nothing but good things.

JacquelineM

I really liked Downton – Dowager is my favorite character and I like the Earl too. I think it’s going to get better and better and more embroiling and OMG too!

Batrachoid

I agree. Last night Downton made me over steep my genmaicha!
My brother swears Lady Mary is his coworker’s twin. Thank goodness edible popcorn takes care of itself or the night would’ve been snackless.

LadyLondonderry

I greatly enjoyed Downton Abbey, too — very Upstairs, Downstairs. Lord Grantham even reminded me of Richard Bellamy! I was eating a late supper and drinking wine while watching last night’s ep, but I will plan to drink an appropriate tea during future installments.:)

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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