Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
About This Iced Tea Series:
Here are FIVE unique iced tea blends we’ve created from high quality Nilgiri CTC teas. These are uber fine teas, so they are not as pretty as our whole leaf teas, but they steep up a bold, rich, flavorful iced tea. We’ve packaged them in one ounce pouches, which is just enough for one gallon of iced tea (more if you re-steep) so you can just rip them open, dump them out and steep. No measuring required!
I don’t know if I’m just getting better at brewing iced tea (it does take me a couple of times to really get into the swing of it), or what, but, it seems like these blends from 52Teas keep getting tastier. This one is amazingly good.
The flavor is INTENSE! I am not one to judge alcoholic drinks since I don’t drink them often (read: almost never), but, based on my memory of the few piña coladas I’ve had in my life, this tastes remarkably like them. Basically, if you were to take a piña colada and mix it with some Nilgiri black tea – that’s what this tastes like.
The black tea is much less pronounced here than it is in the previous tastings in this iced tea series. That is not to say it’s too weak, because I can taste the Nilgiri black tea here, but, the piña colada flavor is the dominating taste.
The pineapple and coconut are quite harmonious, and there is just a hint of rum. This is just the way I would want a piña colada to taste if I were to order it in a bar. But then, why pay $9 bucks for a fancy, bar-made piña colada when I can have this at home for a fraction of that? That’s an awful lot to pay for the paper umbrella and a hangover.
I am just loving this iced tea series!