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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!