Tropical Tea Company

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Backlogging this one as well…see other notes :)

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81

Mum is leaving for Florida today. Without me. So I needed something that reminded me that there are warmer days ahead!
I’m shocked to discover that this is really hitting the spot. At first sip, I noticed an icky plastic taste… So I added a 3/4 tsp of sugar and pow! deeeelicious. Resteep will be iced.
That said, I’ll leave the rating as is, because a) I don’t crave this type of flavour often (err given my love n hate thing I have going on with coconut) and b)in this first infusion I’m not getting any white tea flavour at all. Bah. I’m loving the cup right now, and that is all that really matters right! slurrrrrrrp

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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72
drank Mint by Tropical Tea Company
1103 tasting notes

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72
drank Mint by Tropical Tea Company
1103 tasting notes

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71

Tea #9 from the ’Here’s Hoping’ teabox.

This tea is a bit bland to me. There’s a faint peach flavor, but I’m not getting anything from the sencha or the jasmine. I made sure my steeping parameters were appropriate, so I’m thinking this is not the tea for me. However, I love the idea of peach and sencha together, so I’ll have to see what other options are out there.

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drank House Blend by Tropical Tea Company
1249 tasting notes

I got this when Nicole was clearing out her stash. I looked at the leaf and couldn’t tell what it was. I thought it looked like a green with maybe some rooibos in the mix. It is very pretty with blue, yellow, and red petals in it. Turns out this is a white tea. Sooo I got the water waaay to hot. This didn’t care and did not get bitter (just dark). The taste first made me think alcoholic beverage. After I adjusted I realized it was creamy coconut but not the usual overwhelming coconut… and pineapple… My first reaction to pineapple was eeewww, I hate pineapple. Then I realized it goes really well with coconut. I found myself enjoying the cup. The white base could not really be singled out but it seemed to fill in the empty spots in the sip. Not something I would ever have picked up and tried on my own. Turns out I actually liked it. Thanks Nicole!

Edit – I can’t find this company on the web. The links take me to Miss Gloria’s Tea House. New owner? anyway, This blend does not appear be in their collection.

Nicole

Yes, a new owner in the last month or so. They merged with Miss Glorias.

Kittenna

^^ Interesting to know.

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It smells a little like chocolate. Perhaps like white chocolate (which isn’t really chocolate, since it contains no cocoa solids). Anyway, flavour is mostly rooibos, with a hint of vanilla and mint.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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81

I taste coconut!! and pineapple. The white tea part hovers around the edges. Not bad. Reminds me of pina colada, and now that I’ve read the other reviews… sun tan lotion. ha!
This would likely do well iced, I imagine. Maybe I’ll save it for summer. With a splash of rum or vodka… oh my goodness yes that will be good. I just hope I remember!
Many thanks to Sil for the most generous sample!

Sil

Hey I’m just glad you liked it. Happy when tea finds a good home :)

Indigobloom

Hehhe thanks Sil! no surprise you didn’t like the coconut blend :P

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This has so many companion ingredients, I’m wondering if “just pineapple” is a bit of a misnomer.

However, the other goodies (calendula just makes a tea happy; I’ve got to pick some up for blending) make it bright and sunshiny tasting. Decent orange pekoe base. This has great chilled/iced potential, but I’m enjoying it warm, too.

Belated thanks to Nicole. This is good!

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80

Sipdown! Of the batch from momo, anyhow. I don’t recall if I still have some from Azzrian sitting around too.

Anyhow, I still quite like this one. Sweet and caramelly and pretty delicious. I’m likely to keep some version of this in my cupboard most of the time, but as I have numerous ones right now, definitely no need to get any more of this!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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70

Smells strongly of chocolate after steeping. Doesn’t have a strong chocolate taste, though. I mainly get cinnamon and some cloves. It wasn’t bad but not as strong as I like my chais. Probably won’t reorder but it was fine for afternoon tea club at work, and the price was right. :)

Made in our usual way at work: half water, half 2% milk, sugar. Steeped in water, left infuser basket in after adding hot milk and sugar until tea was gone.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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35

Tea #6 of iceday sipdown

I think I got this one from Jackie

This tea is weird. I get the chocolate scent in the dry notes, but once its steeped it tastes floral like. Definetly no chocolate & no cream.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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drank House Blend by Tropical Tea Company
4679 tasting notes

Figured I’d try this one even though i wasn’t expecting much with the coconut in it. The initial sips are quite nice but then it turns into a mildly bitter cup with a strange after taste. It might be worth checking out if you enjoy coconut but overall, no thanks from me! Thanks to Nicole for letting me try this!

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84

Hey I made a GungFu in Gravity Gaiwan. the first infusion being 3 minutes at 85C. Therein the tastes are remarkable and only slight hibiscus oil present, a plus. The pomegranate starts out mild and then goes away almost completely. The second press through the GGW yields a golden color liquor where the tea is very much like a gunpowder I might have ordered at dim sum. Fabulous and intensely tart.

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81

I actually started my day with this one…Oops! Almost forgot to log! Eeeek!
See previous notes!

TeaBrat

Heavens, no!

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51

The scent of the tea was very promising, dark and nutty. After pouring and steep the coconut flavor was nice against the black tea. I may have let it steep too long as when it began to cool the coconut flavor was overwhelmed by the black tea taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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83

Thanks to Momo! I received this in out Christmas swap. The smell of the dry leaves is just lovely. It kind of reminds me of Green Goddess from Tea Grotto with the hints of fruit. The flavor is just as lovely. The peach is very light but it works well with the sencha and jasmine. It’s very light and crisp with soft fruity, sweet notes. Thanks again Amanda!

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I’m weeding out my tea right now and trying to drink my way through my samples and choose the favorites that I want to keep as a staple tea. I decided to go for a sample Nicole sent me. I made a pot of this tea and wanted to like it. How could a black tea with coconut go wrong? There was something off with the flavor and I couldn’t stomach it.

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