drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1617 tasting notes

While this one isn’t really ‘cheap’, it’s so accessible I don’t feel bad about making it iced in my Contigo mugs.

Having that today, and it’s delicious. The flavour comes through well when iced, and I don’t need to add any extra sugar other than what’s already in the candied pineapple.

Yummers.

Might need to get some more, as I can see this (or something like it – any less expensive options?) being a summer staple.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bear With Me

Go out and get some bulk candied/dried pineapple, and blend it with a light straight base (whatever you prefer). It’s basically what I did to replace Banana Oolong (only with banana chips instead of pineapple, haha)

OMGsrsly

Haha. Of course! Then I can get an inexpensive-yet-decent oolong and add as much fruit as I want. :) I’ll have to try it!

Bear With Me

it’ll take a lot of trial and error, but I found it to be worth it with my banana mix. Mine worked out to be a 1/3 vanilla orchid, 1/3 Teaopia milk oolong, and 1/3 of a random TGY with about 1/3 that total volume of crushed banana chips. I definitely suggest cutting/breaking up the pieces of pineapple, because the candied outside seals in a lot of the flavour. Cutting/splitting it up means more surface area for the water to get to, and more fruity goodness to suck out. Good luck!!

OMGsrsly

Thanks! :) You definitely have more oolongs to play with than I do. I might end up doing another Tealux sample order, or finding somewhere with a smaller minimum for free shipping…

Bear With Me

haha, I have WAY more tea than any sane person should ever have in their personal collection! And it wasn’t so much that I had more to play with, it was more that I knew I like the flavour profiles of the ones I picked, and thought they’d pair well with banana. Then it was a matter of finding which one, or in this case combination, created the flavour I was looking for. It was definitely worth it in the end though! I ended up liking my personal blend better than the bought one because it had some of the things I felt were lacking in the other one.
Might I suggest something like a dong ding to pair with pineapple? as much as I like TGY with it, I think dong ding (or as DAVIDs calls it, tung ting) would work even better! Hmm, maybe i’ll hit up the local Bulk Barn, and do some experimenting with other fruits…? Dangit, look what you went and made me do! ;)

OMGsrsly

:D Report back, please! I love hearing about this sort of thing.

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Bear With Me

Go out and get some bulk candied/dried pineapple, and blend it with a light straight base (whatever you prefer). It’s basically what I did to replace Banana Oolong (only with banana chips instead of pineapple, haha)

OMGsrsly

Haha. Of course! Then I can get an inexpensive-yet-decent oolong and add as much fruit as I want. :) I’ll have to try it!

Bear With Me

it’ll take a lot of trial and error, but I found it to be worth it with my banana mix. Mine worked out to be a 1/3 vanilla orchid, 1/3 Teaopia milk oolong, and 1/3 of a random TGY with about 1/3 that total volume of crushed banana chips. I definitely suggest cutting/breaking up the pieces of pineapple, because the candied outside seals in a lot of the flavour. Cutting/splitting it up means more surface area for the water to get to, and more fruity goodness to suck out. Good luck!!

OMGsrsly

Thanks! :) You definitely have more oolongs to play with than I do. I might end up doing another Tealux sample order, or finding somewhere with a smaller minimum for free shipping…

Bear With Me

haha, I have WAY more tea than any sane person should ever have in their personal collection! And it wasn’t so much that I had more to play with, it was more that I knew I like the flavour profiles of the ones I picked, and thought they’d pair well with banana. Then it was a matter of finding which one, or in this case combination, created the flavour I was looking for. It was definitely worth it in the end though! I ended up liking my personal blend better than the bought one because it had some of the things I felt were lacking in the other one.
Might I suggest something like a dong ding to pair with pineapple? as much as I like TGY with it, I think dong ding (or as DAVIDs calls it, tung ting) would work even better! Hmm, maybe i’ll hit up the local Bulk Barn, and do some experimenting with other fruits…? Dangit, look what you went and made me do! ;)

OMGsrsly

:D Report back, please! I love hearing about this sort of thing.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

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