This tea snuck up on me! It’s a bit mellow, so it kind of got lost behind the HI WE ARE DELICIOUS FRUITSPLOSIONS PUT US IN YOUR MOUTH summer tea shuffle. The dry leaf has a rich mint smell – the mint itself is actually quite light and the pineapple chunks and coconut give bright and buttery back notes. Yum.
It brews dark. I find you have to focus on this tea while you’re drinking it – this is not something to pair with a spicy meal or a sugary dessert or anything else that will overwhelm your tastebuds. It will make the tea seem bland, but if you’re paying attention (because it is needy, co-dependent tea), it’s a treat. The spearmint is muted but cooling and refreshing, but the rest of the tea feels substantial. Good hot or iced, but I’d brew then chill it – don’t serve it over ice. I can see this tea getting really diluted.
Overall, it’s a more indulgent spin on peppermint tea. It’s not the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted, but if you’re curious about it, you should try it. If the coconut scares you off, don’t let it – you can barely taste it. DON’T buy the iced tea pack version of this tea – it’s way more expensive that way. The other ones are all a deal, but this one is much cheaper to buy by weight.