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