Tag: pineapple

Episode 058: Kamiya Papaya Oolong

I was surprised to find that I still had some of this particular blend left in my collection! This is Teavana’s Kamiya Papaya Oolong, a tropical oolong mix including papaya, pineapple, and some other fruits and spices.

It’s a pretty middle-of-the-road cup of tea as far as oolongs go. The buttery oolong is punctuated with floral, fruity notes from the inclusions. Great hot or iced, I would say.

Teavana doesn’t sell this blend anymore, but Amuse Projects’ Tropical Oolong looks like a good substitute.

Episode 063: Pina Colada Honeybush

Here’s another fun and tasty blend from Zoomdweebie’s — pina colada honeybush. Naturally sweet honeybush is paired with dried coconut and huge dried pineapple chunks to create a really great dessert-type cup of tea.

Steeping time is a bit long (7-10 minutes!) but it’s almost impossible to overbrew this. Sweeten this with honey to bring out the true flavor of the tea! Hot or iced, this tea is fantastic.


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Episode 072: Berry Basil Blast

I’m not really sure what to make of Teavana’s Berry Basil Blast. This is a discontinued blend from them — with good reason, honestly.

It’s another one of their “kitchen sink” blends, and it’s chock full of so many fruit inclusions that you barely taste the white tea or the basil. It tastes very similar to their Blueberry Kona Pop, except the basil imparts a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Episode 075: Sakura Allure

I do love cherries — namesake notwithstanding — so I had to try Teavana’s Sakura Allure. This is another one of their blends with a ton of additions, including bamboo and cactus. Luckily, most of those flavors don’t really float to the surface — green tea and cherry are the stars here.

It’s a pleasant tea, but the sour aftertaste lingers a bit longer than I’d like. Maybe it’s the cranberry and hibiscus, but it tastes like a lighter version of Tazo Passion. I imagine this would be really great iced!


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Episode 092: Pina Colada Iced Tea

The iced tea drinking continues! This time, it’s Zoomdweebie’s Pina Colada iced tea. They actually have two versions of this tea — if you recall, I’ve tried the honeybush version.

I’m totally a fan of this black tea version! The quality of the black tea really brings out the rich caramel undertones of rum flavoring that are in this blend. Together with the pineapple and coconut, this iced tea takes me straight to the tropics. I can’t stop drinking this. Mmmm!


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