Review: Tavalon Tropical Peony

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Thumbs up!"The first taste to greet me was the pineapple, and the coconut soon followed suit. Both blended nicely to create a mildly fruity cup."
Erika’s Teaview: 7/10
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tavalontropicalpeonyThis time a few years ago my husband and I traveled to the Bahamas and after trying this tea, I found myself pining for another tropical vacation.  Tavalon’s Tropical Peony includes a combination of pineapple bits, rose petals, and large shreds of coconut.  The base tea consists of Pai Mu Tan (white peony) and includes full and partial leaves as well as buds that are beautiful shades of green.  It is a very attractive tea and the scent of the dry leaves is heavy with coconut and pineapple.  It creates a wonderful tropical image, which is, unfortunately, as close as I’ll get to an island getaway this year.

To prepare my cup I followed the Tavalon recommendations of two heaping teaspoons with a three-minute steep.  Tavalon also suggests listening to “island music” while steeping, but I skipped that part, as the psychological torment seemed unnecessary.  The cup had a very pleasant coconut and pineapple scent and the liquor appeared slightly oily.  The first taste to greet me was the pineapple, and the coconut soon followed suit.  Both blended nicely to create a mildly fruity cup.  After the first sip had time to settle, the fruit flavors disappeared and I was left with only the taste of tea.  This was a nice change of pace from many flavored teas that leave an almost candy-like taste that overpowers the natural flavors of the leaf.  All in all, this was a nice tea.  After trying this tea it didn’t scream, “buy me,” but I wouldn’t hesitate to have another cup if it was offered.  If you enjoy a tropical themed flavor profile, you will likely enjoy this offering.

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