Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Lupicia
Taiwanese oolong tea flavored with sweet pineapples and coconuts.
Learn more about this tea here.
Warm, sandy beach with the waves rolling in. Palm trees shading me from the sun, as I lie in a hammock, just soaking in the wonderful tropical atmosphere. Yep. This is the life!
Even though it’s cold and winter-y outside, this tea has taken me on a tropical getaway! The pineapple flavor is juicy and sweet, but with a distinct tart finish – just like I’d experience if I were eating a piece of fresh pineapple. There are hints of coconut to this too which are more like a creamy, sweet background note than a strong essence of coconut.
Together, the flavors of coconut and pineapple create a sensational flavor combination that screams: tropical paradise! So delicious!
The Oolong tea makes a delightful base for these two flavors. The Oolong has a natural creaminess to it that accentuates the creamy tones of the coconut so well, and the lush sweetness of the Oolong highlights the tangy sweet flavor of the pineapple.
This is a delicious tropical treat … almost like a smoothie in a teacup. All that’s missing is a paper umbrella … and the hammock.