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drank House Blend by Tropical Tea Company
911 tasting notes

I think this is a tea that I probably shouldn’t like, but I do. I can’t help it. It reminds me of the Hawaiian Tropics suntan lotion in a dark brown bottle that I used to love when I was in high school. That stuff was so awesome smelling. This tea makes me want to get some.

Coconut is the main flavor here but there’s also a pina colada-y taste and a darker taste (which I’m guessing is the actual tea). It feels a little oily but not in a that-pizza-needs-to-be-blotted-off-nasty way but more of a spaghetti-sauces-made-with-oil-are-always-tastier kind of way.

So yeah, that sounds delightfully appetizing, right? Oil and suntan lotion. See what I mean when I say I don’t think I should like this? Because honestly, I don’t think it is a good tea, but the experience of drinking it, for me, is good. It reminds me of summers spent poolside, which, considering I have been accused by multiple people of being solar powered, is something that always make me happy. So for me this tea is like a summer vacation in a cup.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec
__Morgana__

I loved that Hawaiin Tropic stuff too. I remember the oil in the bottle with the raised metallic design on the outside. With NO sunscreen in it (scary to think about). Smelled great… mmmmm.

Auggy

Okay, I need to take a field trip somewhere to go sniff some Hawaii Tropics! I think the one I always used was like an SPF 2 and honestly, I used it for the smell. Coppertone is okay but the HT was the best!

gmathis

I’m thinking this on ice sounds lovely. WIth a little umbrella in the glass.

Auggy

Oddly enough, I hadn’t thought of trying this iced but I like the idea! I’ll have to do that next time – thanks!

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__Morgana__

I loved that Hawaiin Tropic stuff too. I remember the oil in the bottle with the raised metallic design on the outside. With NO sunscreen in it (scary to think about). Smelled great… mmmmm.

Auggy

Okay, I need to take a field trip somewhere to go sniff some Hawaii Tropics! I think the one I always used was like an SPF 2 and honestly, I used it for the smell. Coppertone is okay but the HT was the best!

gmathis

I’m thinking this on ice sounds lovely. WIth a little umbrella in the glass.

Auggy

Oddly enough, I hadn’t thought of trying this iced but I like the idea! I’ll have to do that next time – thanks!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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