Tropical Green

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Fruit Green Blend
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Pineapple, Sweet, Vegetal
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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 331 ml

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  • “I was pretty horrified when I realized this tin was about one year old now, so I have been drinking it more frequently. The flavor hasn't suffered enough for me to tell. I am trying to get...” Read full tasting note
    ashmanra 1826 tasting notes
  • “What a tasty tea! I think that this was such a great purchase for a few reasons. First, the presentation is really lovely. I love the tin that these come in and I'll be able to keep it around even...” Read full tasting note
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    Tamm 538 tasting notes
  • “Tea of the morning. I was in the mood for sweet and fruity today, and the pineapple in this is exactly what I was wanting. I also enjoy the base tea. It has a bright grassy note that's strong...” Read full tasting note
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    Veronica 722 tasting notes
  • “Ok.. I'm logging this here even though I question if it's right or not. Ricky and Carolyn will like this one cuz we've had convos about pineapple greens. Mom and my aunt had to go to the mall for...” Read full tasting note
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    Cofftea 865 tasting notes

From Harney & Sons

Hand-blended green teas from India with marvelous tropical flavor – pineapple is the dominant flavor, and that’s why we love it. Discover this fresh twist on traditional greens.

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1826 tasting notes

I was pretty horrified when I realized this tin was about one year old now, so I have been drinking it more frequently. The flavor hasn’t suffered enough for me to tell. I am trying to get really, REALLY serious about my tea shelf, use up quickly the things I don’t adore, and make a neater arrangement of the teas I truly must own. This one is going in the “must own” category. It is delicious, refreshing, and inexpensive. It is great to sip on while doing yoga or just having some quiet time.

I think this is the first time hubby has tried it. He only started drinking greens and oolongs a couple of months ago. This one passed muster. he drank two cups and said it was good. Tomorrow, I will take a pot to the broken foot neighbor and see how he likes it. I think this may be a big Harney order coming up soon. I can’t believe that just ten months ago I preferred black tea, and now I drink mostly green and oolong tea.

TeaBrat

I know what you mean, I am trying to finish up any green tea before it gets to be a year old – not always easy (I have too many!)

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538 tasting notes

What a tasty tea! I think that this was such a great purchase for a few reasons. First, the presentation is really lovely. I love the tin that these come in and I’ll be able to keep it around even after the tea is gone. Second, the quality is obvious, despite the fact that these are tea bags. Lastly, the flavor is top notch and lasts! I have had this in my cupboard since ~Feb. and it tastes just as wonderful as the first day I purchased it. It has notes of very sweet, light green tea, pineapple, but the most obvious notes to me are apricot. Tropical? Maybe not. Tasty? Absolutely.

Alphakitty

I love the H&S tins, they are so pretty!

Tamm

I know right? Especially these ones because they’re such bright colors and unique shapes. This doesn’t have a picture of it, but the tropical green one is bright yellow with some green. I’m going to have to find a use for it!

Alphakitty

I have a couple tins from them that I use for storing samples, they fit quite a few.

Tamm

mmm that’s a good point! I think they’d have to be sealed pretty well to go in this one because the tin is so fragrant still.

Alphakitty

You can wash them out and then soak them with a little baking soda/hot water mix and it’ll get rid of the tea smell pretty well, I had a tin of Bangkok with a VERY strong smell and it worked well on that.

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Tea of the morning. I was in the mood for sweet and fruity today, and the pineapple in this is exactly what I was wanting. I also enjoy the base tea. It has a bright grassy note that’s strong enough to cut through the fruit flavor giving the tea some added interest.

Stephanie

Sounds like it’d be good iced

Veronica

It’s really good iced! I helped host a baby shower a couple of months ago and served this as one of the iced teas. I still get at least one email a week form someone asking about this tea.

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Ok.. I’m logging this here even though I question if it’s right or not. Ricky and Carolyn will like this one cuz we’ve had convos about pineapple greens. Mom and my aunt had to go to the mall for work so I went w/ to get out of the house. I’m not the type that likes to do things alone, but I went anyway. Stopped at Cold Stone Creamery (yes in Jan. in winter lol- I wish I could turn my cravings off in the winter!) and of course was freezing after I was done eating so I went right next door to Gloria Jean’s. I originally went for coffee because I know they have K cups and while I will have prebagged tea if I must, I will probably never touch a K cup for tea or coffee. But I walked in and saw a container of bagged tea on the counter so I decided to go for it. They have H&S! This is one brand I haven’t had before. I was actually surprised at their selection. They had 3 herbals and a few blacks… but for someone who doesn’t drink either willingly, I only had 2 choices. Japanese sencha or this. Or at least it must have been this. I could swear It just said pineapple green… but I can’t find it here or on their website. Am I losing it? Anyway… My experience w/ the tea I had, whether this or another name…

Ok.. I’m logging this here even though I question if it’s right or not. Ricky and Carolyn will like this one cuz we’ve had convos about pineapple greens. Mom and my aunt had to go to the mall for work so I went w/ to get out of the house. I’m not the type that likes to do things alone, but I went anyway. Stopped at Cold Stone Creamery (yes in Jan. in winter lol- I wish I could turn my cravings off in the winter!) and of course was freezing after I was done eating so I went right next door to Gloria Jean’s. I originally went for coffee because I know they have K cups and while I will have prebagged tea if I must, I will probably never touch a K cup for tea or coffee. But I walked in and saw a container of bagged tea on the counter so I decided to go for it. They have H&S! This is one brand I haven’t had before. I was actually surprised at their selection. They had 3 herbals and a few blacks… but for someone who doesn’t drink either willingly, I only had 2 choices. Japanese sencha or this. Or at least it must have been this. I could swear It just said pineapple green… but I can’t find it here or on their website. Am I losing it? Anyway… My experience w/ the tea I had, whether this or another name…Parameters: 3 bags of an unknown weight in 20oz water of an unknown temp steeped ~3min (I kept track of it on my cell phone).

Ok.. I’m logging this here even though I question if it’s right or not. Ricky and Carolyn will like this one cuz we’ve had convos about pineapple greens. Mom and my aunt had to go to the mall for work so I went w/ to get out of the house. I’m not the type that likes to do things alone, but I went anyway. Stopped at Cold Stone Creamery (yes in Jan. in winter lol- I wish I could turn my cravings off in the winter!) and of course was freezing after I was done eating so I went right next door to Gloria Jean’s. I originally went for coffee because I know they have K cups and while I will have prebagged tea if I must, I will probably never touch a K cup for tea or coffee. But I walked in and saw a container of bagged tea on the counter so I decided to go for it. They have H&S! This is one brand I haven’t had before. I was actually surprised at their selection. They had 3 herbals and a few blacks… but for someone who doesn’t drink either willingly, I only had 2 choices. Japanese sencha or this. Or at least it must have been this. I could swear It just said pineapple green… but I can’t find it here or on their website. Am I losing it? Anyway… My experience w/ the tea I had, whether this or another name…Parameters: 3 bags of an unknown weight in 20oz water of an unknown temp steeped ~3min (I kept track of it on my cell phone).Smells good. Like a typical light green tea. Fruity, but not sweet. Liquor is also a light, slightly yellowish, green.

Ok.. I’m logging this here even though I question if it’s right or not. Ricky and Carolyn will like this one cuz we’ve had convos about pineapple greens. Mom and my aunt had to go to the mall for work so I went w/ to get out of the house. I’m not the type that likes to do things alone, but I went anyway. Stopped at Cold Stone Creamery (yes in Jan. in winter lol- I wish I could turn my cravings off in the winter!) and of course was freezing after I was done eating so I went right next door to Gloria Jean’s. I originally went for coffee because I know they have K cups and while I will have prebagged tea if I must, I will probably never touch a K cup for tea or coffee. But I walked in and saw a container of bagged tea on the counter so I decided to go for it. They have H&S! This is one brand I haven’t had before. I was actually surprised at their selection. They had 3 herbals and a few blacks… but for someone who doesn’t drink either willingly, I only had 2 choices. Japanese sencha or this. Or at least it must have been this. I could swear It just said pineapple green… but I can’t find it here or on their website. Am I losing it? Anyway… My experience w/ the tea I had, whether this or another name…Parameters: 3 bags of an unknown weight in 20oz water of an unknown temp steeped ~3min (I kept track of it on my cell phone).Smells good. Like a typical light green tea. Fruity, but not sweet. Liquor is also a light, slightly yellowish, green.Tastes like it smells. I can definitely taste the pineapple. It’s like fresh pineapple, not canned. There’s a difference? Yes. If it was orange I could say it was like orange zest instead of orange juice. While sweet, it’s also ever so slightly crisp and bitter. I get to the last couple inches and I am suddenly very queasy. I have to breathe very slowly just to prevent myself from throwing up. I’m definitely not letting that dock the rating though. I’m contributing it soley to the fact that I’d just had a HUGE scoop of ice cream (chocolate covered strawberry w/ raspberries mixed in), the fact that 20oz is a lot and I probably drank it too fast, and the fact that I resteap so much I’m sure my body just isn’t used to the caffeine, L-theannine, and tannin content of 3 1st infusions at once. I save the last bit and when I finish it off a half hr later it’s cold- and still very wonderful. And made even more awesome by coming home to be reminded the SSI for today is a H&S item! I’d completely forgotten.

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Cofftea

What the heck is wrong w/ my tasting note? I got to edit it and it’s not screwed up…

Ricky

Why that’s one mighty long repeating note =D

Ohh, I might need to add this one to my shopping list for the next time I make a Harney order.

Cofftea

Now THIS qualifies for an “utterly annoying tasting note”! But what’s most annoying is it’s NOT my fault! I swear!

fcmonroe

How did you manage to do that? It’s the kind of thing that I would do!

Cofftea

Haha! I have no clue, when I go to my tealog and click the “edit” button it’s perfect and repeat free!

Robert Godden

Hmmm, where to start, my friend?
Props for risking the appalling weather for a cup of tea. It’s probably the only sane reason to go out in the cold (It’s 29 degrees Celsius and quite beautiful here, by the way :) )
Myself, when given a choice between Japanese Sencha and anything else, I would also have chosen ‘anything else". Even though I’m allergic to pineapple.
I never generalise, except to say “I have never enjoyed any tea ever made in The Republic of Japan throughout it’s long and colourful history and I find it difficult to believe I ever would”. Could just be me, I suppose.
I think the icecream sounds great, but the combination may have caused your nausea. Also, having just worked out what 20oz is in metric, I have come to the conclusion that it’s a lot.
I find that whenever anyone uses a pineapple flavour, they often enhance it with coconut oils. I wonder if that is the case with this one?
Lastly, unlike certain others on the forum, I love it when people add backstory and context to their tasting notes. Very entertaining read.

Cofftea

Robert, ditto- where to start. Thank you for muddling thru this to not only read, but understand and comment! lol I have no clue what’s going on. What bad weather? It was 40 degrees F and sunny today. Wind chills can get 40 F. W/ the stash I have @ home, I definitely wouldn’t need to brave weather to get tea or even choose to go out in great weather lol. But I was there and needed something to warm myself, and decided not to go w/ coffee (which I also adore). Actually going w/ coffee probably would have made more sense because I can’t make a good specialty coffee beverage at home, but I can make wonderful loose leaf tea at home… and my choices would me MUCH more vast than I had today. I personally love Japanese greens. The only 2 that I’ve tried and not liked have been Gen mai cha and Houjicha. Infact Japanese greens are my favorite greens. I wish matcha had enough nutrition to sustain me! So it is just you. Kidding! I feel the same about non chai blacks as you do about Japanese greens. Just not my cuppa. But that’s ok, I’ll gladly drink your share of matcha. 20oz isn’t a lot in the scope of a day by far I can drink 3x that in a day… but in a few min, yes that is. I do not like coconut. I feel about coconut the same way you do about pineapple (although I’m not allergic). I chose this because I could have sworn it said “pineapple green”. If I had thought/known it said “tropical” I would have immediately gone w/ Japanese sencha… although I didn’t have my parameters sheet so I have no clue how that would have turned out. I just used the “all greens are created equal, steep them 3 mins” theory that I absolutely loath and destest. But God saw my need for emotional and physical comfort from this tea and rewarded me w/ a good cuppa. My tongue did not detect coconut and now that I read it may have been this, I am EXTREMELY thankful! :)

Cofftea

NOW what did I do to cause a cross out???

Peggie Bennett

Wow, that’s neat what your tasting note did! I thought maybe you just were having an early groundhog’s day tasting! haha!

Cofftea

No, it’s actually really annoying… grrr…

Peggie Bennett

I know it is. For me when things like that happen, then I tend to think that I’m doing something wrong, or missing something that I should be doing. But it’s probably just a glitch and not you. And because it’s just a glitch, there’s not much you can do about it anyway. So no worries. :-)

Cofftea

Yeah there is. Cuz I chronically worry about things I can’t control- and unfortunately worry about things I can change way less than I should lol.

Robert Godden

Reading about your love of Japanese Greens, I have realised that we are completely different in absolutely every respect… except we both love tea. And that is what makes Steepster great!
Oh, and I’ve worked out how much tea I drink in a day, and it’s about 3 litres – that’s over 100 us oz, so it doesn’t seem too much. But I like to spread the love around – maybe have about 12 ounces of 8 different teas every day.

Peggie Bennett

I think that’s in most people’s nature, the fear of the unknown and the uncontrollable. I used to do the same. But I finally learned to let it go to the wind, or some of my friends say to let it go to God. What is supposed to be will happen, and all I can do is go with it, roll with it, and hopefully learn something from it and move on to the next crisis. haha!

Cofftea

Japanese greens are my current compulsion, While I indent to keep my daily matcha habit, as far as decanted tea, I will probably eventually be fixated onto something else soon.

Cofftea

Yeah, I definitely need to trust the Only One Who Is ALL Knowing more. That’s exactly what faith is.

Carolyn

I know that it is annoying to lose control of things but that is how art is created. It’s a process of losing control and then regaining control to structure what you created in the non-controlled moments. I mention this because looked at with an open mind, there is a real beauty to the tasting note, almost an intentional visual stutter. Just tilt your mind sideways a bit and enjoy the view of it.

As to the tea, I will have to look into Gloria Jeans. I think we may have a mall store called that but I thought it was only coffee. You’re right, I would probably love a pineapple green tea.

Carolyn

BTW, to do a cross out with text, you can do that by placing an underscore before a phrase to be crossed through. Finish with another underscore. Like this.

Carolyn

OK, that used to work. Now apparently it does italics. Perhaps it is a hypen before and after? Like this

Cofftea

LOL definitely didn’t type the — so Idk how it got there.

Peggie Bennett

Carolyn I love your point of view on the po-po-po-post! :-D

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I’ve been so lazy today. I have a long list of things to do, and instead I’ve been reading all day and playing with the foster kittens. To be fair, my ebook loan is about to expire and I’m rushing to finish it before it dissapears off of my ipad, so I kind of have to read all day! Plus I got all of my homework done for the week on Monday night, so I can afford to relax a little. :)

This one smells really light, like fresh green tea with just a hint of sweet pineapple. It has a fruity flavor with a grassy finish. There’s a light, fresh pineapple aftertaste that becomes a little more pronounced with some sugar added. I actually like this one a little more than I thought I would. Even though the flavor is a little mild, it does taste like sweet pineapple and green tea, but without that overwhelming grassy/vegetal flavor that is not my favorite. I think that this is actually a green tea that I would drink regularly.

Our little foster kittens had a vet appointment yesterday, and we scheduled their spay/neuter surgeries, which means we probably will only have them until the end of June/beginning of July. This is our first time fostering, and everyone always says that you get so attached, but I didn’t quite realize just how attached I would get. Especially with the little runt! She has an eye injury that means she will have a cloudy eye the rest of her life and she has a huge hernia on her belly (they will fix that during her spay) and she is just so little and I love her. All of the destruction and chaos that these 4 tiny kittens have brought to our house has been totally worth it. I think if we can just get through seeing these adopted out and getting a new litter to foster right away we will be ok as foster parents. I don’t want to be a foster failure the first time, but I could totally adopt all 4 of these kittens! I think our whole house will be depressed when they leave. Our cats and dogs are all obsessed with them and love all over them throughout the day too. I hope that with all of the socialization, bathing, nail trimming, etc. they will find their forever homes and be the perfect little house cats!

-Dry blend has long flat green tea leaves.
-Dry leaves smell like fresh green tea with a hint of pineapple. Tea liquor aroma is faintly of sweet pineapple.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium yellow green color.
-Fruity flavor with a grassy finish. Light fresh pineapple aftertaste.
-Best with sweetener.
-Very good tea. Light and perfect pineapple flavor. Green tea isn’t too grassy.

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Nxtdoor

Whatcha reading?

Fuzzy_Peachkin

A house full of kittens is always fun! :-)

canadianadia

oh my gosh! I love kittens! If I were your neighbor I’d be knocking on your door daily to ask if I could visit with the kittens. Give them a little snuggle for me

Josie Jade

Nxtdoor, I’m reading the 4th book in the Outlander series – love it!

The kittens are so much fun! Lots of snuggling going on while we still have them!

Shelyteadrinker79

I love my mom’s cat, Neko

Nxtdoor

Finishing “the bishop’s man” and need something good. Not sure I’m ready for a series though. I looked yours up, there’s 7 of them!

Josie Jade

I’ve been reading them for a few months now, and will read a few other books in between each Outlander book, as they’re kind of long (800-1000 pages each). That being said, I completely love them and am sad that there’s ONLY 7 of them! I will be SO sad when I finish the last one. We’re reading “Daughter of Time” for our current tea book club (see the discussion board) if you’d like to join. It’s a dreary, rainy day here – perfect reading weather!

Nxtdoor

Saw the discussion the other day actually. Thought of it. Not sure about the tea swapping. I know it’s optional but didn’t want to participate only halfway. Still thinking about it.

Josie Jade

The “Daughter of Time” discussion isn’t until June 28th, Nxtdoor, so you still have time. :) I haven’t even started reading the book myself yet!

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Tea of the afternoon…..

I am trying to switch out some of the black tea I drink for green and oolong these days. I have yet to try a roasted green, but I figure it is probably best to stick with the greener greens for the added health benefits. Is greener really better?

(O-kay…..I have to share a little first world funny here…..every time I type oolong, it gets flagged for misspelling. It list my choices as oblong, Woolongong (what is THIS, LOL…oh, it is a town in Australia! To those not in the know, like me 5 seconds ago, it sounds kind of humorous when you let your own mind decide what it might mean), overlong, longer, and long’s…time to add this one to my dictionary. Done!)

I really like this one. I think the pineapple flavor really complements green tea. I can drink it without adding anything, but I added the slightest bit of sweet just to see what it would do, and it did bring out the pineapple even more. Yum.

24oz. teapot, just over 4 tsp tea, about 180 water, 3 minutes.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

LOL about the Oolong! mine does the same, I just added it :P

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The lovely TheTeaFairy sent me some of this to try. Thank you! I likely wouldn’t have picked it up because although I need some greens in the house I always forget this and place orders for mostly black teas.
I am not sure about this. Smells great, which is why I picked it second out of the swap box, but it is just a little too green and a touch bitter. I steeped for exactly 2 minutes with 160F water. I am certain about it because I timed it and I have a variable temp kettle so there’s no guesswork. So why is it bitter? Not overly bitter but enough so that I likely wouldn’t reach for it given other alternatives. If I know I wouldn’t reach for it then of course I’m not buying it. Too bad.

It does taste like tropical fruit, more mango than pineapple to me. It brews pale green and clear. You can taste a lot of base. I have added no sugar. I’m trying to get away from sugaring greens unless they are really dessert-y. Anyway. Thankful for the sample but will not purchase.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Pineapple!
It almost shouts at you when you open the tin.
But, once you pour the hot water over the leaves it mellows out a bit and there is a floral note in it that I cannot quite place that emerges.
I have traveled to a few tropical places in my life so far and this tea brings me back to them.
I am not sure why, but the wet leaves kind of smell of a wet wool blanket or a wet dog.
But, for some reason this makes me smile too!
Maybe it is the memory of sunning on the beach and a rouge Golden Retriever came up to me all soggy and smiley and plopped a drool covered stick in my lap and barked, I threw the stick over and over again into the ocean till his owner came panting up to me and thanked me for keeping the dog put till he could find him.
When you go in for a second infusion there is not “wet dog” taste or odor to the tea, but this tea really only hangs on to its flavor for about 2 infusions.
This tea I actually bought for summertime cold brewing, and it cold brews up well, the fruity flavors are a bit more mild and the actual green tea shines through.
What I find so interesting is the color of the cold brewed tea, its a light, bright green.
How fun is that!?
I find the cold brewed tea refreshing on a hot day.
But, I think what I will love is brewing up a hot cup of this tea when there is snow and ice piled up outside, so I can be transfered to a warmer, sunnier time.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I’m just finishing up your envelop! I think I have room for a few more and will hopefully send it by Friday! I will keep you posted :)

Hesper June

Awesome! I am excited:)

ashmanra

I think this is an Indian green tea base, which I thought was unusual. You mostly see black tea from India. This is my favorite flavored green so far from H&S and the first green tea my oldest actually liked, so it holds a special place for me!

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2470 tasting notes

great as a sweet iced tea!

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515 tasting notes

I think that if this hadn’t been oversteeped and scorched, it would have been amazing and perfect. I got this at a bakery on a cold night to warm me up, but couldn’t control the water temperature. Anyway, the tea was astringent and a bit bitter, but underneath that, there’s a really delicious fruity sweet flavor with a bright green base. I bet that if I had steeped it properly, it would have been delicious. The fella even had some and he doesn’t even like pineapple. He thought it tasted sweetened even though it wasn’t. Might make a good drink when you’re craving sweets of the fruity nature. Drink tea instead of eating lollipops?

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