Review: Tea District Organic Pineapple Sweet White

Lemon Tea, Lemongrass Tea, Licorice Root Tea, Pineapple Tea, Rose Tea, Tea District, White Tea Add comments
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Thumbs up!"The wine taste with the pineapple and the light and dainty background of the white tea was exquisite."
Chelsy’s Teaview: 9/10
Other Teaviews: Shaiha gave it 7.2/10, Jamie gave it 6.5/10
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I ordered this tea with a more than healthy amount of skepticism. Pineapple is one of those fruits that isn't easy to integrate and infuse into a tea, kind of like watermelon. Gum makers find this too with some of their products- watermelon gum never tastes like real watermelon, but a fruited up version of "candied" watermelon. This tea doesn't go with the artificial sugared up mock-up of pineapple, but rather chose to go with a very subtle but true pineapple flavour.

The true pineapple flavour was achieved by using both pineapple pieces and pineapple flavouring along with light lemongrass notes to bring out the tropicality of the pineapple. I think its genius, the lemon doesn't come across as lemon, but conveys the pineapple flavour and enhances the flavour. The tea isn't any more sweet than the typical white tea, but the pineapple taste is there and delicious. The second time that I brewed this delight I detected a white wine like taste, like what I would expect a dry pineapple white wine to taste like, but most similar to an Elderberry wine that I have actually experienced. The wine taste with the pineapple and the light and dainty background of the white tea was exquisite. This second brew was done at 190˚F for 4 minutes, 3 rounded teaspoons in about 750mL of water in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker.

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