drank Tropical Flip by 52teas
1755 tasting notes

I am so tired this afternoon. I put in a little overtime today, and work was so busy that now that I’ve finally stopped doing stuff my body wants to slump right into a nap. Not to mention one of my brother’s cats has started waking me up in the middle of the night by sitting on my pillow and staring at my face. He’s a big lovable dummy, but he’s a 25-pound big lovable dummy (part-Maine Coon, according to the rescue) so when he jumps on my pillow it feels like a midnight attack. And he did it no less than four times last night. Maybe it was five? For some reason he’s been doing it regularly for the last couple of weeks now, and I need my sleep. I know how arrogant that sounds. I’m always hearing “oh, that must be nice” from family members with kids*, but I have legitimate reasons for needing extra sleep. One small reason I don’t have kids myself. But now I have this nighttime lurker of a cat who won’t let me sleep. Anyway, I’m rambling. And complaining. Sorry. On to the tea.

This was a sealed pouch, but I have a feeling I’m going to need to drink it quick before the coconut turns on me. The most prominent flavor is the pineapple, but I can almost taste the faintest bit of soap as I’m drinking it. It may be in my head so I won’t add it to the flavors list, but I should probably finish this one soon. Other than that, it’s not too bad but I don’t love it or anything. I’ve had other green teas I like much better. Not many of them, but there are a few. I also think that after having so many pineapple teas from Teavana (my husband was a big Pineapple Kona Pop fan), I don’t really love pineapple teas so much these days.

*I should say, I’m child-free by choice but I don’t hate kids or anything.

I just like cats better. ; )

Flavors: Drying, Pineapple

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.


Alabaster, Alabama



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