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drank Pineapple Sencha by Den's Tea
247 tasting notes

With all the positive comments I’ve read about pineapple sencha lately, I just knew it had to be good. However, I didn’t expect this tea to completely blow me away… and it did! Den’s Tea does a phenomenal job with its teas. The sencha is so very green and inviting and the little chunks of papaya scattered throughout contrast nicely. I loved looking at it and breathing in the fresh, pineapple scent. (At first it smells a bit too pineappley… similar to pineapple in syrup.)

I always worry about cooking my green teas and ending with veggies, so I took a lighter route again. 185/1 min. Now, the pineapple scent is subdued, but still very present. There is something else weighing in on the aroma, but I can’t quite place my finger on it. It’s a heavier scent, more vegetal and I’m a bit worried about the flavor this tea has. Until I take a sip…

The taste… amazing! First and foremost, I taste the pineapple. It’s still ever present, but is not too sweet. I can pick up papaya in the aftertaste, perhaps coconut, too. It’s a sweet/nutty combination of flavors. There’s a slight bitterness to the tea, not too much. Most surprising of all is the body of this tea. It has a thickness to it. I can’t believe it is just water here and not something heavier. There is most definitely a buttery creaminess to it. I think that’s what I was picking up in the aroma… butter. It’s a very interesting combination and an extremely pleasing experience. This tea is wonderful!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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