Green Pina Colada Tea from Tea Licious


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Tea Licious

Tea Description:

Pan fired green tea, shredded coconut and pineapple bits.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

As I sit here, readying to write this review, the aroma wafting from my mug is absolutely divine!  It is deliciously pineapple-y and coconut-y.  YUM!  I have never been a big fan of the alcoholic cocktail, but, I am pretty sure I’m going to love this Green Pina Colada Tea from Tea Licious!

And I do!  This is really yummy!  The flavor of the green tea base is light and refreshingly smooth, with whispers of a vegetative tone that tastes faintly of lightly buttered, steamed green vegetables … something mild, like spinach.  This vegetal tone marries nicely with the flavors of pineapple and coconut.

The fruit flavors are sweet.  The coconut has a slightly creamy taste and texture, and I think that this plays well to the hint of buttery taste from the green tea.  The pineapple has a hint of tartness that is noticeable towards the tail and this lingers into the aftertaste.

Overall, the tea is deliciously fruity and sweet – just like the cocktail itself.  But what makes this better than the cocktail, at least in my opinion … is that it’s a tea!  The sweet presentation of this tea would make this a nice choice for a dessert alternative – something light and gently sweet – not cloying and heavy.  It requires no sweetener to enjoy this tea, but, if you want to bring out the pineapple notes a little more, I found that about half a teaspoon of turbinado sugar did the trick.  Without the sugar, it’s still really delicious, but the sugar really enhances the sweet pineapple notes.  This is delicious served hot or iced – it will be a really refreshing tea to choose as the warm weather approaches!

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