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%!!!!