I pulled this Sencha Pina Colada tea out of a traveling teabox and the sample had just enough to try a cold brew and a hot tea. The cold brew sat overnight in the fridge while the hot tea was steeped for two minutes in 175F water.
The hot tea looks quite murky so I was surprised when the taste was rather crisp. The base is only slightly vegetal on the tail-end of the sip but in this case I think it compliments the overall tropical vibe, balancing the other ingredients. The coconut makes this smooth, though not lotiony, which is nice, and the pineapple makes for a touch of bright, juicy flavor.
The cold brew is less murky but has a bit more flavor from the base. It is less vegetal and more of an underlying bitterness. On top of that though is a nutty/coconut flavor that is silky. Pineapple is less distinctive here than in the hot tea but it does contribute fruitiness that I am liking.
Both cups are quite good and definitely tropical. I don’t know if these are truly accurate representations of pina coladas per se but the coconut and pineapple make for a vacation in a cup.
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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Souvia Tea
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