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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
754 tasting notes

I bought this as part of the summer collection to make iced tea, but I made it hot to try tonight.

The dry tea smells like pineapple alcohol, maybe rum or vodka. So my first thought was: I’m in!

The brewed tea smells like light, not overly sweet pineapple. There is also a smell of powdered milk or coffee whitener, which I think is the thickener (sugar hearts) that is in the mix.

The taste is not as sweet as I would have anticipated and I like it that way. There is a light pineapple taste, with an even lighter coconut flavour. I feel like I am tasting powdered milk. There is a very faint unripe red Spartan apple taste underneath all the other flavours. It is leaving an aftertaste that I would associate with what I get after eating soft ice cream. Because it has pineapple and coconut, it initially makes me think pina colada, but I don’t think it tastes like that at all.

I definitely can see how this one would be great iced or cold brewed! Looking forward to trying it that way.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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