The last of the Leaves of the World summer collection, and another that smells divine! I think this is the first fruit-based pina colada blend I’ve tried, strangely enough? I’m pretty sure all of the others have been rooibos. I could be wrong about that, but I don’t think so. This one is pretty delicious – strong, creamy coconut right up front, followed by the thick smooshiness of banana, and rounded out with high, sweet, pineapple notes. Very juicy and flavour accurate, in the latter case!
I’m drinking this one hot today, but I’ll probably try it cold brewed in the weeks ahead – it’s just so hot at the moment. The suggestion on the pouch is to cold brew in coconut milk, and I imagine that could be deliciously smoothie-like. It’s probably not something I’m going to try, since coconut is the strongest flavour in the blend and I have a feeling the other flavours would get lost in all that extra coconut, but still. The idea is pretty appealing now that I’m sitting in a sweaty office, that’s for sure!
I’m really pleased with this collection, on the whole. The only bum note for me was Hemingway Mojito, which I wanted to love, but which just didn’t live up to it’s name/descrption/my expectations. The other two blends? Stellar. I’m sure I’ll be ordering from Leaves of the World again soon!