If you like pina coladas (cue music), this is a great version of that flavor profile for sure. Just turns out I’m not a fan of that flavor combo, so I don’t love this tea but I recognize it’s very good for its kind. (So why did I buy this, you ask? A few reasons: I realized I’ve enjoyed all the teas I’ve tried that have ranked highly in this particular championship—never bought with that in mind before, have simply noticed over time—I’ve also realized I prefer 52teas’ honeybush-based blends over the black tea ones usually, the reviews on Steepster are quite good, and I love all the flavors in this combo separately in tea, just not together [probably because I associate them with ick plasticky beach cocktail experiences rather than anything inherently unappealing], so hoped perhaps one would dominate over the others in a way where I’d think “specific fruit X, yay” rather than “oh that drink, oh no”. If any of that makes sense.)
It is relatively unplasticky, no small feat for this kind of thing. I really like how the pineapple is very upfront but then the coconut’s at the back, smoothing its sweetness and thinning properties out so you get something bright and sweet followed by something creamy and nutty instead of one steady amorphous plastic blob of generic tropical mixer flavor. It really is a fine tea and if I liked pina coladas I’d probably be all over this; even as things stand I appreciate it. Tempted to eat the (huge!) leftover pieces of pineapple and coconut.