Paradise Tropical Tea
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Paradise makes great teas, period. My favorite is Black Currant but this one and the Passion Fruit variety are close seconds. This tea has an incredibly refreshing, light quality to it with a lot of flavor. Not sure if The Cheesecake Factory serves this tea or the Passion Fruit, but that’s a good place to taste it if you are curious.
Like “Rebootable,” we constantly have pitchers of this tea in our refrigerators at home and at work!
I LOVE this tea and have for years. It has a rich, full-bodied yet delicate taste with fruit overtones that I have yet to find in another tea. We first tasted Paradise tea years ago when on a trip to California and we asked the waitress what the tea was. We then stocked up because we couldn’t find it in stores locally (St. Louis area).
I found this particular blend at a local restaurant and it was only available in commercial-size loose leaf bags, so I started buying it in bulk online. Although the regular original and tropical blends are great tasting, this one is just so much more flavorful.
Now I find out that since Smucker’s bought Sara Lee (who had previously purchased Paradise Tea), they stopped making it a few months ago (spring 2012). If you love this tea, write them and protest the decision. I certainly have!
I enjoyed my first cup of this tea a couple weeks ago at a restaurant and had to beg the manager to tell me what kind of tea it was. I’m sure he thought I was crazy but I needed to know because this wasn’t the kind of place you could just go and get a cup daily. He finally got the point that the situation was life or death and sold me two pitcher size bags. I quickly got online and ordered myself some. I have not found the best way to brew this yet as you must make pitcher size batches at a time and I do not have an iced tea maker. However this one is great. I recommend decaf because you’ll want to drink large amounts if you love it as I do.
Okay, I don’t know what I did differently this time (perhaps brewed it longer?) because I liked it today. Still don’t know what a currant is supposed to taste like but I got sort of a light black cherry/berry vibe coming from it today. Of course, lower expectations also might have played a hefty roll in my liking it today. Yay lower expectations!
I can’t find anything about this tea online and that makes me grumpy. I also have no idea what a currant is supposed to taste like so I don’t really know if this tea misses the mark or not on that.
Overally, not hugely in love with this tea. The end just seems a little flat. But I won’t have much of a problem finishing up the sample so that counts for something. And whether this is a true currant flavor or not, it’s a good flavor (kinda tastes a bit like starfruit) so that’s nice.
Honestly, I think I’m just becoming pickier and pickier with flavored teas. It’s like I try to hold them to the same flavor profile standards as my oolongs. And yeah, that doesn’t really work.