Pura Vida

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Apple, Chamomile, Coconut, Green Tea, Mango, Pineapple
Flavors
Coconut, Pineapple, Artificial, Sweet, Fruity, Apple Candy, Biting, Candy, Green Apple, Mango, Apple, Fruit Punch, Green, Lemon, Soap, Sugarcane, Tropical, Vegetal
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 45 sec 15 oz / 449 ml

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In Costa Rica, “pura vida” means kicking back and enjoying life. And this summery blend of green tea, pineapple, coconut and mango is as chill as it gets.

Ingredients: Pineapple (pineapple, cane sugar, citric acid, sulfites), green tea, apple, coconut, mango (mango, sugar, citric acid, sulfites), chamomile, natural flavouring.

Contains coconut and sulfites.

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390 tasting notes

This tea smells so revolting, I can’t even be in the same room as it. I gave it to my sister to try, and she says it tastes like nothing. I can’t bring myself to try it, so I guess that’s all I have to say! I’ll withhold a rating in case the badness is due to old coconut, but I bought the tin a few months ago, so it’d be pretty annoying if the coconut went bad this quickly.

Kawaii433

“This tea smells so revolting, I can’t even be in the same room as it.”
Yikes. I have a weak stomach, I’ll have to remember that. lol

Mastress Alita

I suspect in the case of coconut going bad “so soon”, it’s because the tea is already quite old before it even leaves the shop. Dried coconut has a shelf-life of around 4-6 months, so if the teashop has their tea sitting around that long (or longer) before they even sell it, well… because I’ve had so many teas that weren’t very old at all (I record on a spreadsheet my purchase date) that within months of purchase, while the package was STILL SEALED, I opened it and the coconut was rancid!

The cases where I didn’t have this happen? Small-batch blender companies where, after I bought the tea, it was pretty much a new, fresh batch of tea, and in those instances, if I kept the package sealed, I’ve had the dry coconut last up to a year in many cases. After the package is opened, I don’t have issues getting the full 4-6 months. So I’ve gotten really picky about buying teas with dried coconut in them, now.

AJRimmer

Yeah, I did open the tin to smell it soon after buying it, and it had the unpleasant smell even then. I’ve had plenty of coconut go bad on me, and this one didn’t smell the same as that, and my family didn’t mind the smell, so those are the reasons I wasn’t sure. But yeah, now I rarely buy teas with coconut, and if I do, I drink them immediately just to be safe.

Kawaii433

Mastress Alita, yeah, all joking aside, that’s got to be what it is. I have ordered some “unflavored” milk oolong that had bad coconut like this. It wasn’t so bad to call it revolting but I had to throw it out.

Kawaii433

AJRimmer, “I’ve had plenty of coconut go bad on me, and this one didn’t smell the same as that, and my family didn’t mind the smell”.

Now I’m curious what it could be…

AJRimmer

I have no idea, and it could for sure still be the coconut since other reviews of this tea were generally positive – I’m just throwing it out to be safe!

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12 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure about this tea until I had it iced , now I love it (hot not so much) I’m just a huge fan of anything coconut

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple

Preparation
Iced 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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562 tasting notes

This one smelled divine, but the flavor was a huge let-down: sickly sweet artificial fruit with a hint of chamomile. Not a fan!

Flavors: Artificial, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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3 tasting notes

The smell of coconut and pineapple stood out to me, but it’s different from coco colada and there’s nothing else really special about this tea.

Flavors: Coconut, Fruity, Pineapple

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1785 tasting notes

Not bad iced. The scent of the dry leaf is focused around the coconut with the tropical fruits hanging out in the background. Iced, pretty good. The coconut is the main note, followed by the mango more so than pineapple. Maybe I got more mango than pineapple in the so-called leaf. I wouldn’t have even known that there was supposed to be chamomile in here had I not read the ingredients list. As for the green base, I didn’t even notice that it was there either. This could have very well been a fruit tisane.

Overall, it makes a decent iced tea but it’s nothing special or unique.

Helena

Chamomile is always best when least tasted, that goes with almost any flower though. (hates floral taste with a vengeance almost but not quite as strong as coffee taste hate)

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446 tasting notes

Another fruity blend i have no recollection of beyond sweet and generically fruit flavored.

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85
2 tasting notes

This is a great tea for the night time, but especially for iced tea. I usually use 5tsp for a big 710ml Starbucks cold drink cup. I add the tiniest pinch of stevia. This is definitely a drink for enjoying the summer!

Flavors: Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
7 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 24 OZ / 710 ML

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4535 tasting notes

Not bad, actually. I had fairly low expectations as it’s a flavoured green, but it was pleasantly creamy from the coconut, and fruity from pineapple/mango. Basically tastes like a fruity, hibiscus-less herbal. I drank it warm/cooled, and I think it would be great iced. Chamomile is not noticeable, which is ideal.

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3 tasting notes

This is my all time favourite iced tea!!! Taste just like a Pina Colada!! I steep 2 tbs in about 5-6 oz of water. Anyways love love love it!

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple, Sweet

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206 tasting notes

David’s Tea, a Canadian company, has a delightful approach to Spanish:
‘In Costa Rica, “pura vida” means kicking back and enjoying life.’
When I first saw that, I laughed. A lot. Then I looked it up, and it turns out that Pura Vida is, in fact, the “Hakuna Matata” of Costa Rica.
That’s an actual thing.
Anyway. The tea.
This is a fun, tropical-fruity affair. It mostly tastes like pineapple, mango, and Green Apple Jolly Ranchers. It’s got chamomile in it, too, which is unusual.
HOT ISN’T RECOMMENDED:
I like this tea, but it is not “bae,” as the kids are saying these days. There’s something kind of off about it. I don’t know if it’s the chamomile, or the Sour Apple, or some kind of turned-pineapple funkiness, but there’s an edge to this that’s icky.
TRY IT COLD:
I threw my half-drunk mug in the freezer for a bit to cool it down, thinking it’d be better “iced.” (I was out of ice cubes. This was my solution).
Cold, it’s DELIGHTFUL. It’s somehow sweeter and less bitter. (How does that work? Help me out, science.)
I probably wouldn’t buy it, because it still has a funky Jolly Rancher aftertaste. Still it’s a surprisingly vast improvement.
A nice thing to drink by the pool while reading trash fiction. I mean, uh, the classics. Just me and Gravity’s Rainbow on the Kindle and absolutely nothing written for teenagers.

Flavors: Apple Candy, Biting, Candy, Green Apple, Mango, Pineapple

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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