75
drank Piña Colada by The Capsoul
256 tasting notes

I´ve had this tea a few times the last couple of days, always taking it hot, and I´m not sure whether this is my favourite way of having it : I believe this could be far more enjoyable when iced over Summer. It might be because of its high content in hibiscus (40%), which tends to overwhelm the other ingredients. I noticed that this is particularly so in mouth, as the dry infusion smells of coco, even in a subtle way of piña…overall, I therefore think the naming of this blend as “piña colada” is a bit far fetched.
Looking now at the descriptive of this infusion on The Capsoul´s website, I also notice the recommended steeping time and temperature are WAY different from those indicated on the tin : online it says 5-6 minutes at 95ºC while I steeped this tea for 2 minutes at 70ºC…considering this isn´t a real “tea” as such, I guess it´s not that important, but it sure gives me a bad impression.
Waiting now for the Summer to arrive and to try this as iced tea…

Flavors: Coconut, Hibiscus, Pineapple

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Introduced to tea by my sister-in-law in my country of birth = Belgium more than 30 years ago, I still love tea, mainly black, which I enjoy without sugar or milk. Having lived in UK, near good tea shops (e.g. Betty´s all over Yorkshire), I tend to buy most of my tea in bulk from tea shops (as such, most of these are not represented in my on-line cupboard). Nowadays, I live in Spain where tea gives me another sensatory bliss (as wine or beer or coffee can give me too).

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