Tea of the Week for November 25, 2019!
I wanted to create this tea mostly because it's been a while since I've made a pineapple tea. Oh, sure, I've made a few where pineapple is part of a fruit medley but I haven't done something where pineapple has a starring role for at least a few months. Pineapple is a favorite fruit of mine, so I wanted to do something about that - right away!
I can't recall if I've ever actually tasted a pineapple cheesecake but this is how I would imagine it would taste - you know - plus green tea. The green tea actually kind of steals the show with this cup - I like the way this particular blend of organic Chun Mee & Gunpowder green teas shine through here. It's rich, smooth & earthy. I expected this blend to do well with this flavor combination but I didn't expect it to be this good. Where the green tea excels & stands out here is that it plays so well to the flavors of the cheesecake. All to often in teas where cheesecake is supposed to be a featured flavor, it turns out that cheesecake is kind of lacking, but I'm not getting that here at all. The cheesecake flavor is THERE - it's creamy & tangy & tastes ... remarkably like cheesecake.
The pineapple is present too - of course & it provides a nice sweetness to contrast the tangy notes of the cream cheese flavor. Overall - a really lovely blend. Of course, it's VEGAN - as well as gluten-free, allergen-free & organic!
Taster pouch is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green teas, freeze-dried diced pineapple & natural flavors