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!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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!

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