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drank Pineapple Green by The Tea Farm
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

There’s a lot to respond to so I’m gonna just list my comments:
~What did they charge you for shipping?

~Mine was shipped USPS Priority Mail 5 – 7 Days

~Any surprises in the package?

~Now I need to learn how to properly prepare Chinese greens.

~I don’t like that they don’t tell you the type of tea used as the base.

~WHAT??? Sugared melon??? Were we notified of this somewhere on their website? It really hocks me off when a company commits false advertising and misrepresentation. Kinda like Adagio’s “sour apple”. I don’t want a melon tea! I don’t like melon tea. If I wanted a melon tea, I would have ordered one.

~Per the size of the fruit, I can understand why they don’t go large. Then, whether you portion your tea by weight or measurement the fruit would be in a much larger ratio to the tea. And I can’t stand a tea that is dominated by flavor to the point that you can’t tell there’s true tea in it. It’s not what I like drinking, and a waste of tea leaves IMO.

~Interesting 2nd steep… I’ve heard of increasing and not increasing the steeping time, but decreasing it?

~30 min w/ the rest of the 2nd steep? Why??

~I was really hoping that this would be my much cheaper alternative to Den’s’ Pineapple Sencha…

~I wonder what the return policy of this is?

Ricky

*What did they charge you for shipping? *
3.95

Mine was shipped USPS Priority Mail 5 – 7 Days
Same, I received it in three business days

~Any surprises in the package?
Nope, unfortunately, no surprises =(

Now I need to learn how to properly prepare Chinese greens.
You mean purchase the right teaware?

I don’t like that they don’t tell you the type of tea used as the base.
Yeah, all they state is the origin, Anhui

WHAT? Sugared melon? Were we notified of this somewhere on their website? It really hocks me off when a company commits false advertising and misrepresentation. Kinda like Adagio’s “sour apple”. I don’t want a melon tea! I don’t like melon tea. If I wanted a melon tea, I would have ordered one.
Haha, well that’s what it tastes like. It’s not real pineapple pieces, more like candy pineapple pieces. I use to eat these as a kid. I’ll chew on a few more to get a better sense of it later. I ate two pieces, but they are really tiny.

Per the size of the fruit, I can understand why they don’t go large. Then, whether you portion your tea by weight or measurement the fruit would be in a much larger ratio to the tea. And I can’t stand a tea that is dominated by flavor to the point that you can’t tell there’s true tea in it. It’s not what I like drinking, and a waste of tea leaves IMO.
Tea taste is there, don’t worry. Flavors are what you should worry about =P

Interesting 2nd steep… I’ve heard of increasing and not increasing the steeping time, but decreasing it?
_The first steep had too much of a tea taste so I lowered it to see if it would help.

30 min w/ the rest of the 2nd steep? Why??
Comparison to see if it would get bitter (white monkey doesn’t get bitter). I actually do this a lot. I pour out half and let the remaining steep for a long period inside the ingenuiTea

I was really hoping that this would be my much cheaper alternative to Den’s’ Pineapple Sencha…
Haha, nope. Den’s sencha can’t be replaced

I wonder what the return policy of this is?
Shrugs, give yours a try ;)

Cofftea

When I meant properly prepare I meant parameters, not teaware purchases… at least for now- parameters are much more important in my book.

Ok, I’ll calm down now- I thought you meant it was melon pieces. I mean yeah they should also taste like pineapple, but as long as they actually are pineapple I won’t immediately return it unopened and accuse them of false advertising regardless of what it tastes like.

Cofftea

and you said in your tasting note 2-3, not 5-7.

Ricky

They sent me an email saying it would arrive in 5-7, BUT it came in 2-3 which is USPS’s priority mail standard shipping times. I think the 5-7 is set for their own safety so people can’t complain. I mean hiccups happen that aren’t on their end.

There are pieces, but you really can’t distinguish what they are. I’m like 90% sure they are sugared candy melon pieces. I mean I use to eat them a lot so I know how they smell and taste like. That’s the first impression I got from those pineapple pieces.

Cofftea

Candied pineapple I could do. Melon is not ok.

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Cofftea

There’s a lot to respond to so I’m gonna just list my comments:
~What did they charge you for shipping?

~Mine was shipped USPS Priority Mail 5 – 7 Days

~Any surprises in the package?

~Now I need to learn how to properly prepare Chinese greens.

~I don’t like that they don’t tell you the type of tea used as the base.

~WHAT??? Sugared melon??? Were we notified of this somewhere on their website? It really hocks me off when a company commits false advertising and misrepresentation. Kinda like Adagio’s “sour apple”. I don’t want a melon tea! I don’t like melon tea. If I wanted a melon tea, I would have ordered one.

~Per the size of the fruit, I can understand why they don’t go large. Then, whether you portion your tea by weight or measurement the fruit would be in a much larger ratio to the tea. And I can’t stand a tea that is dominated by flavor to the point that you can’t tell there’s true tea in it. It’s not what I like drinking, and a waste of tea leaves IMO.

~Interesting 2nd steep… I’ve heard of increasing and not increasing the steeping time, but decreasing it?

~30 min w/ the rest of the 2nd steep? Why??

~I was really hoping that this would be my much cheaper alternative to Den’s’ Pineapple Sencha…

~I wonder what the return policy of this is?

Ricky

*What did they charge you for shipping? *
3.95

Mine was shipped USPS Priority Mail 5 – 7 Days
Same, I received it in three business days

~Any surprises in the package?
Nope, unfortunately, no surprises =(

Now I need to learn how to properly prepare Chinese greens.
You mean purchase the right teaware?

I don’t like that they don’t tell you the type of tea used as the base.
Yeah, all they state is the origin, Anhui

WHAT? Sugared melon? Were we notified of this somewhere on their website? It really hocks me off when a company commits false advertising and misrepresentation. Kinda like Adagio’s “sour apple”. I don’t want a melon tea! I don’t like melon tea. If I wanted a melon tea, I would have ordered one.
Haha, well that’s what it tastes like. It’s not real pineapple pieces, more like candy pineapple pieces. I use to eat these as a kid. I’ll chew on a few more to get a better sense of it later. I ate two pieces, but they are really tiny.

Per the size of the fruit, I can understand why they don’t go large. Then, whether you portion your tea by weight or measurement the fruit would be in a much larger ratio to the tea. And I can’t stand a tea that is dominated by flavor to the point that you can’t tell there’s true tea in it. It’s not what I like drinking, and a waste of tea leaves IMO.
Tea taste is there, don’t worry. Flavors are what you should worry about =P

Interesting 2nd steep… I’ve heard of increasing and not increasing the steeping time, but decreasing it?
_The first steep had too much of a tea taste so I lowered it to see if it would help.

30 min w/ the rest of the 2nd steep? Why??
Comparison to see if it would get bitter (white monkey doesn’t get bitter). I actually do this a lot. I pour out half and let the remaining steep for a long period inside the ingenuiTea

I was really hoping that this would be my much cheaper alternative to Den’s’ Pineapple Sencha…
Haha, nope. Den’s sencha can’t be replaced

I wonder what the return policy of this is?
Shrugs, give yours a try ;)

Cofftea

When I meant properly prepare I meant parameters, not teaware purchases… at least for now- parameters are much more important in my book.

Ok, I’ll calm down now- I thought you meant it was melon pieces. I mean yeah they should also taste like pineapple, but as long as they actually are pineapple I won’t immediately return it unopened and accuse them of false advertising regardless of what it tastes like.

Cofftea

and you said in your tasting note 2-3, not 5-7.

Ricky

They sent me an email saying it would arrive in 5-7, BUT it came in 2-3 which is USPS’s priority mail standard shipping times. I think the 5-7 is set for their own safety so people can’t complain. I mean hiccups happen that aren’t on their end.

There are pieces, but you really can’t distinguish what they are. I’m like 90% sure they are sugared candy melon pieces. I mean I use to eat them a lot so I know how they smell and taste like. That’s the first impression I got from those pineapple pieces.

Cofftea

Candied pineapple I could do. Melon is not ok.

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My Ratings
80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase
< 50 Bleck, I don’t want another cup

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