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.