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Tea of the Week for July 13, 2015: Pineapple Marshmallow Black Tea

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Pineapple Marshmallow Black Tea

Tea Description:  For this blend, I used my rich, flavorful black tea base and added pineapple and marshmallow flavors. Then I added some freeze-dried pineapple bits and marshmallow root. The result is a yummy, pineapple-y sweet, creamy treat that tastes great hot or iced.

Ingredients: organic black teas, organic marshmallow root, organic freeze-dried pineapple & organic, all-natural flavors.

Since we've all probably had it up to here with summer (or at least, summer's heat!  I'm so happy it's started to cool down here in the last couple of days), I wanted to create a tea that reminds me of one of the best things about summer:  PINEAPPLE!  Oh, sure, pineapple is available year round but my favorite way to enjoy pineapple is grilled - and grilling and summertime just seem to go hand in hand, right?  So, to celebrate one of my favorite fruits, I decided to create a pineapple tea.  

I haven't ever actually had a pineapple flavored marshmallow but I imagine that they'd be really delicious.  (If you're looking for some outstanding gourmet marshmallows, try 240Sweet or Wondermade - both are amazing when it comes to marshmallows!  And if either of the two companies are reading this right now, please create a pineapple marshmallow!)

Here, the black tea is smooth and flavorful without being too aggressive, allowing the pineapple and marshmallow to take center stage.  The two flavors are pretty evenly matched, with a bright, juicy pineapple note and a fluffy sweet marshmallow-y note.  Yum!

To brew this, I recommend using 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea.  I used 1 teaspoon and I got a very smooth, even flavor.  For a stronger punch of flavor, add a little more leaf.  I steeped it for 3 minutes in boiling water using my Kati Tea Tumbler.  Let the tea cool for at least eight minutes before you start sipping to let those flavors develop.

I can't wait to hear what you guys think of this one!