Tropical (Pineapple)

Tea type
Green Tea
Flavouring, Green Tea, Mango, Pineapple, Safflower, Sunflower Blossoms
Floral, Fruity, Pineapple, Sweet
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 9 oz / 266 ml

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From Dethlefsen & Balk

The discreet green tea base, enriched with a fresh, yet sweet, pineapple flavor is a blend which can be enjoyed all the year round. As an ice tea it is an excellent thirst quencher in the hot summer months; in the winter months the exotic scent and taste carries us away to warmer regions and sweetens the time we spend waiting for summer. The rich decoration leaves no room for improvement. A tea which fulfils even the highest expectations. Item No. 22223

This is the wholesale source of:
Pineapple Paradise Green Tea by Fusion Teas

Ingredients: green tea (83 %), pineapple cubes (pineapple, sugar), mango cubes (mango, sugar), flavoring, safflower, sunflower blossoms.

Steeping Instructions: 1 level tsp./6 oz serving, 176-194° F, 2-3 min.

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I only have two more old reviews to move in my cupboard! Then things will be back to regularly scheduled programming… sorry for the mess (I wish Steepster had an easier way to move entries than deleting and reposting, but alas). This is a sampler I had from Fusion Teas (called “Pineapple Paradse”) but it is sourced from Dethlefsen and Balk.

Today we got a flash snowstorm, so all things considered, a tropical blend didn’t exactly go with our sudden winter weather motif! But it is what I grabbed when I left the house this morning, so it’s what I had to make for my daily cuppa at work today, so I had a lovely bright, pineapple-yellow cuppa tea with sweet tropical scents wafting from my cup as fat fluffy snowflakes fell for several hours straight outside the library windows. Umm… aloha? So I prepared this tea warm today; I’ll admit I normally prepare fruity green teas of this sort as cold brews.

This tea is very sweet, with a strong pineapple flavor. I normally like my fruity green teas to be a bit on the delicate side, but since I really love pineapple (yes, I’m a pineapple-on-pizza person, and no, I won’t apologize for it) I actually don’t mind this. There is a somewhat subtle hint of a floral touch at the end of the sip which is nice, too.

I’m not getting much else out of this, though. I am not picking out any of the underlying sencha flavor (which may be a good thing if you aren’t necessarily a fan of green teas, so take that or leave that as you will; I personally would’ve preferred a bit more of the base to shine through, myself) and I’m not really getting any of the mango notes, either. I love pineapple, but as far as pineapple green teas go, I think I prefer Bluebird Tea Co.’s Pineapple Sorbet which was a little more complex, as it had some nice citrus notes thrown in as well. But then, this tea is readily available and Pineapple Sorbet has been discontinued, so there is that.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Pineapple, Sweet

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

I LOVE pineapple on pizza too. I wonder how other fruits work on pizza…. hmm

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