Chocolate Pineapple

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Cacao Nibs, Organic Black Tea, Pineapple Pieces
Flavors
Beer, Bread, Caraway, Chocolate, Guava, Orange, Pineapple, Rye, Sweet, Candy, Creamy, Savory, Wheat
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Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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Tea of the Week for May 2, 2022!

A fantastic blend inspired by one of my favorite flavor combinations. This blend starts with a rich, flavorful combination of black teas (Assam, Yunnan, Ceylon & Gu Zhang). Then I add a bunch of cacao shells & nibs & air-dried pineapple slivers. It’s so tasty!

It’s also organic, vegan, gluten-free, allergen-friendly & all-natural!

organic ingredients: black teas, cacao shells, cacao nibs, pineapple & natural flavors

more about this tea: As I mentioned in the above description, I was inspired by one of my favorite flavor combinations: chocolate covered pineapple! Not a common flavor combination, but it certainly should be! I love the way these two flavors come together. (Seriously, I think pineapple is one of the more unappreciated & underutilized fruits!) This is so sweet with bright, flavorful notes of pineapple & creamy notes of chocolate. So good!

to brew: give the pouch a good shake before you measure it to ensure all the ingredients are well-incorporated. Use 3g of tea to 12oz of nearly boiling water (205°F) & allow to steep for 3 minutes. Strain & allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before you start sipping.

serving suggestion: as with most chocolate-y black teas, I tend to prefer this one served hot so I haven’t tried this one iced – but I find that as it cools, it’s really tasty too! You know how you brew a cup of tea & then you get distracted by something only to return to your cup of tea to find that it’s cold now? Yeah, that. It’s really tasty at that point too. In fact, I find that as the tea continues to cool – & as I continue to sip – the flavor intensifies.

I have tried this without sweetener as well as with a half a teaspoon of sugar. Both were very tasty – the tea tasted more like a dessert-y treat with the sugar (that’s probably obvious) but it’s still nice & sweet without the sugar, so I recommend trying it before you sweeten – you might like this one without any sweetener at all.

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1545 tasting notes

Okay, I’m one of the weirdos who really likes this one. It fits my personal niche really well. I look for chocolate qualities in black teas as well as fruity ones, and this one tastes like a blended version of a unroasted Lapsang to me. I know I’m being subjective.

It’s one of those teas that taste like home to me. Waxing poetic, it makes me think of the sunset on Kualoa mountains on the beach while drinking pineapple orange guava juice, AKA POG. I know, weird comparison. The pineapple is actually subtle and highlights the finish more than the body, like how you get orange at the end of a Blue Moon or a belgian ale. Mom got that POG taste too. She mostly tasted the chocolate qualities, and same as her boyfriend, Rich. Both liked it. I really liked it. The darker chocolate and earthy/rye qualities made me think of mountains. I’ve been able to brew this MULTIPLE times. More pineapple. This is a very light black tea reminding me of very light weather.

I have a feeling this is a very limited limited edition tea because it’s so off kilter for a lot of people who think the combo too odd. Granted, people are particular about how pineapple is combined. YES, I will eat pineapple on Pizza-I GREW UP IN HAWAII with REAL Pineapple on Pizza-that is Da Big Kahunas using Hawaiian sweet bread. Hence, I’m digging this tea and am actually ready to rate it higher. I’m holding back a little bit because light tea, but I see a higher rating in the future. I barely used more than 3 grams, so I’m getting a lot out of it.

Flavors: Beer, Bread, Caraway, Chocolate, Guava, Orange, Pineapple, Rye, Sweet

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Mastress Alita’s Sipdown Challenge – “A pineapple tea”

So I placed an order from 52teas the other day. I don’t remember what led me to look at the website, I think maybe I wanted to try Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha again, even though I’ve always been a bit underwhelmed by it given the hype. But I’ve had the same reaction to similar marshmallow treat-type blends from other tea companies, so there you are. Anyway! I ended up ordering something like 16 samplers because everything sounded amazing… Sipdown, what’s that? XD

This was one of five teas that I got in a mystery grab bag. I love pineapple, so I thought it sounded super interesting, plus there’s a pineapple prompt in Mastress Alita’s July sipdown challenge! Perfect! The pineapple aroma when I opened the pouch was absolutely intoxicating.

The taste is very interesting. I’m not sure if it’s the base tea or the combination of flavors, but something here is really reminding me of rye bread. Needless to say, it’s a bit odd when combined with the pineapple and chocolate. And neither of my fellow reviewers mentioned anything close to rye, so I feel like I might just be crazy ha ha… Sometimes Fujian black teas have a bit of a caraway vibe, but I don’t see any in the base here.

I do taste both pineapple, which is very juicy and sweet, perhaps a tiny bit leaning toward the Haribo side of things, and a fairly creamy-tasting chocolate. Is it the combination of the two that’s giving me this decidedly grainy note? No idea! Regardless, a very interesting tea. I’m honestly a bit flummoxed at how to rate this one…

Flavors: Bread, Candy, Caraway, Chocolate, Creamy, Pineapple, Rye, Savory, Sweet, Wheat

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
AJRimmer

I love the mystery grab bags! I never order them anymore now that I have the subscription, but they were always so exciting!

Cameron B.

Yes, such a good deal! And all the teas I got sound yummy, AND there was only one duplicate even though I also ordered about a dozen sampler pouches. Thanks Anne! :D

52Teas

The grab bags were pre-designated, so when you had ordered one that was already in the grab bag, I couldn’t really change it since I had already made all the adjustments to inventory – and to change it would have meant readjustments. I’ve found that whenever I go in and readjust inventory like that is when errors occur in my inventory. But hopefully, you’ll enjoy the one that was duped by your order (it’s really, really good iced) so it won’t matter much that you received the duplicate. :)

Cameron B.

No worries Anne, I was impressed that there was only one duplicate since I ordered so many teas ha ha. And the Ginger Cola is super yummy! :D

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Sipdown theme: Pineapple
Preparation: Western
Tasting Note: I don’t exactly know why but this tastes like a craft beer or flight that I have had but I cannot remember which ones. The pineapple brings this juicy sweet note and the cocoa and black tea brings this malty/coffee like notes. This is a really interesting pairing and I like how it keeps you thinking about it. It is an excellent distraction from stress. lol.

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This tea is weirdddd…

So, I definitely do not dislike the taste of this blend but I’m also not completely sure if I like it either. It was one of those ones where I saw it on the website and instantly knew that I had to try it, though! I think there’s zero arguing that Anne absolutely and completely nailed the flavour – it tastes in almost perfectly equal parts like rich, dark chocolate and sweet pineapple that almost borders on the Fanta or Crush pineapple sodas. I absolutely love the taste of the pineapple on its own, but it’s so jarring next to the chocolate and I feel like maybe there’s not something that really bridges the flavours? On the flip side, I think both the chocolate and the pineapple are probably popping so much and tasting this intensely vibrant and distinct because there’s no bridge and that’s also really cool and fascinating!

It just makes my mind jump through so many different mental hoops as I sip on it, and that delights part of me in such an incredible way that most teas can’t even come close to touching. Is it a relaxing tea? No. Would this become an instant comfort flavour the way other blends are? No. But it’s an experience and at the end of the day I want to be a part of creating and consuming teas that are experiences. What more can you ask for?

Cameron B.

I kind of tasted rye bread in this one somehow, I feel crazy… XD

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