Eh. I got this as a free sample & was really excited to try it. This is only the second oolong I have ever tried. So far, I am head over heels for milk oolong. This wasn’t bad. I just wouldn’t purchase this myself.
“I’m finishing this sample today. It’s a light oolong with a definite pineapple taste. To me it’s more of a Spring/Summer tea than Autumn/Winter tea. I find that as the days and nights get...” Read full tasting note
“I got this as a tea to go today. Sadly, for some reason it tastes kind of rancid. Like milk-rancid. I'm not sure why, unless it's because the steeper they used in-store was used for a lot of teas...” Read full tasting note
“I didn't realize I never posted a longer review! We finished this one up today and it is on my re-buy list, honestly. The oolong is there but very subtle under the sweet pineapple. It puts me in...” Read full tasting note
“I finally managed to take the time to brew this one up, and have to say that I'm rather disappointed. Yes, it's definitely pineappley. But the oolong is lighter than I was expecting, and would have...” Read full tasting note
With their exotic, golden flavour and dramatic spiky crown, pineapples are clearly the king of the fruit world. Their original name was “Ananas,” from the Tupi word for “excellent fruit” – we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Here we blend big pieces of pineapple with Tie Kwan Yin oolong tea, for the perfect balance of fresh, fruity and floral. The result? A bright, refreshing blend that’s equally amazing hot or iced. Trust us – it’s like drinking a cup of sunshine.
Ingredients: Hand-rolled Ti Kwan Yin oolong, pineapple, apricot.
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Had this a few times hot before and always thought it was a little weird – hot pineapple juice? So I decided to use the last bit of this tea as a cold brew and I definitely enjoy this more. The pineapple is so strong that the tea actually tastes like it’s sweetened, and there’s just a light tea flavour in the background.
I am so behind on logging….because I spent all day drinking tea on account of receiving the T&C TTB today! Oh man!
More tea samples than I’ve see in one place, like, ever.
I drank, ohhh, seven teas since 10:00 this morning, Haha. I logged them all manually (er, I mean, in a physical book with an actual tangible writing instrument and my hand) – so expect a bunch of backlogs later!
Anyway. This one. Sipdown!! An old favorite. When I was on my flavoured oolong binge.
Perfectly tasty and flavorful, with a realistic pineapple note.
I could have used a creamy vanilla note to tone down the tartness and also because I’ve told you before, “everything is better with vanilla!”
All in all, I enjoyed this cup at like 11:30 last night, but have finished my run with it, no need to repurchase. Assuming it still exists, but I have no idea anyhow.
So this isn’t part of the travelling tea boxes, but a tea from my own collection. I was just browsing in David’s Tea one day and an awesome tea guide recommended this tea to me. She also suggested I blend it with Blueberry Jam, which I have yet to try, but I feel it will be a great match.
I had this tea today :)
Dry Leaf: The oolong leaves are with pineapple and apricot pieces that give off a nice fruity scent. The leaves themselves are nicely curled.
Steeped: When I poured the hot water over the leaves, they opened up nicely. It’s always nice to watch tea leaves unfold. The water is a nice, light yellow color. The scent from the tea is both sweet and floral. When I took a first sip of this tea, I found it had a light body with a nice soothing, yet subtle sweet taste that a had a nice creamy-ness to the body.
A longer steep added the taste of oolong into the mix, which was rather nice, as there was a nice contrast between the two flavors. For a later steeping, the flavor of the tea got richer in body and more velvety.
Iced: So since it is coming to be summer and the weather is finally acting nice, I feel that having the tea iced as well. I find that this tea is great hot and cold. The sweet scent does not leave, yet it is more subtle. The body is still light and creamy, and the flavor is sweet and very soothing. I can see myself enjoying this tea this summer by the pool reading a book.
This is a sample I’ve had for a while from a David’s Tea order. I’ve been avoiding it since fruit teas aren’t my favorite. The tea leaves/pineapple bits smelled quite sweet when I opened it so I was worried it would be too sweet. Once brewed it wasn’t too bad. More tart than sweet. There’s a lot of pineapple flavor and less oolong flavor. Definitely an interesting mix.
This one is thanks to Janelle! I was craving an apricot oolong and lo and behold I actually had one (with pineapple too!) There are big pieces of apricot and pineapple in this bright green bundled oolong. I used a teaspoon and a quarter to even out the amount for the sipdown..
Steep #1 // 22 min after boiling // 4 min steep
There is an off-putting scent to the cup before I take a sip… almost like the preservatives of the pineapple & apricot or something… but it disappears further down the cup. I’ve had a stray oolong actually taste like pineapple on its own, so this is the perfect pairing. The color of the cup actually is pineapple colored (yet clear of course). The flavor is nice – the pineapple blends with the oolong. I’m not sure I’m actually tasting apricot. Haven’t had too many of those anyway. I can’t really taste the oolong on its own. The pineapple could have tasted fresher though… there was something preservative-like about it… like a candied pineapple rather than a freshly chopped juicy pineapple, but that is to be expected. Dries the mouth a bit, though it’s thirst quenching in a way. I could probably drink the entire cup within seconds.
Steep #2 // 22 min after boiling // 6-7 min
I would think 6-7 minutes would oversteep these leaves (it was Davidstea’s suggestion) but they really didn’t. It makes the oolong taste more like the pineapple and the pineapple has lost that preservative flavor, so it’s a better cup. (Maybe I should have rinsed the leaves the first cup?) There is a mellowness and a sweetness to it. I’m really surprised these leaves didn’t get tangy. I had the second steep with some actual pineapple chunks with my breakfast this morning. I love pineapple. This isn’t a bad blend – I would have liked more apricot flavor.
This is a coldbrew disappointment. I brewed it for about 24 hours with more than enough leaf, but it is weak as heck. I added a drop or two of vanilla agave and that is all I can taste. I was hoping for a strong, sweet pineapple and what I got was tangy vanilla. Boo. I’ll have to try this hot before I decide how I feel about it.
a very light oolong, the sweet notes of the pineapple are really evident. the tea is a light yellow colour after steeping for around seven minutes. i love this tea because it’s sweet enough to not need sweetener, but it’s not an “artificial” sweet taste.
definitely my favorite davidstea oolong out of the ones i’ve tried thus far! i absolutely love it warm, and it’s equally delicious as an iced tea. i enjoy this one so much that i’ll be repurchasing it before i run out of it!