Another from my Silver Tips Tea order… I think pineapple teas are few and far between so I had to give this one a chance. I’m glad I did! It is full of PINEAPPLE flavor, 100% cannot be confused for any other flavor. It’s simply full on ripe pineapple. There is only occasional pineapple pieces in the package, so it’s mostly flavoring but I really like it. A lingering hint of floral at the back of the sip. The base tea looks like two different black teas: A CTC black tea with another slightly bigger leaf tea (bigger than the CTC leaf size anyway). I like the combination of the two black teas… it can’t help but add some depth with two different teas. Steeping 1 1/2 teaspoons might be a little more astringent than I’d like but I don’t want less pineapple flavor in my mug. I probably could have waited a couple minutes before brewing the second steep. I like this one!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep
Flavors: Floral, Pineapple