Pineapple Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Organic Natural Flavors (Vegan), Pineapple Pieces, Sencha
Flavors
Floral, Fruity, Grassy, Marine, Pineapple, Smooth, Sweet, Tropical Fruit, Umami
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Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “(52teas (Anne) 2022: 279) I opened the packet of this tea and was absolutely blasted with pineapple. Yum! Unfortunately, I think I may have overleafed a tad, not considering the fine leaf, and my...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I drank this up too quickly and desperately to get a good read on it; its grassy, umami base and pineapple flavouring is so up my alley that I practically inhaled it. It was a little finicky but I...” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “So, this isn’t a sipdown (thankfully because I love this tea) but it is the tea that I’m going to log as a Green Tea from this month’s Scavenger Hunt. It’s a brand new tea from 52Teas (just added...” Read full tasting note

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This tea is so lovely! A fresh tasting, sweet Japanese Sencha is paired with Pineapple for this simple yet tasty blend.

I wanted to duplicate (as closely as possible) my morning tea experience – which involves pineapple juice & Matcha powder. That’s my morning routine in a teacup (well, actually, I mix it together in one of those nifty shaker cups) – it’s invigorating & gives me the gusto I need to get going, plus I get the benefits of pineapple juice (bromelain).

I don’t know if an infusion of pineapple bits can be as beneficial as actual pineapple juice – but what I do know is that this tea is really yummy! It’s also organic, vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free & all natural!

organic ingredients: japanese green tea, pineapple & natural flavors.

more about this tea: This blend is a first for me – the first time I’m working with Japanese Sencha as a base. I’ve used a few other Japanese teas – particularly Genmaicha – (including this month’s Maple Coconut Rice Pudding Genmaicha) – but I most often utilize Chinese green teas. This is the first time that I can recall using a Japanese Sencha (I could be wrong, if I am, I apologize!)

As I mentioned in the above description, my inspiration was to duplicate my morning tea experience as closely as possible without going overboard on Matcha. I wanted something that I could drink a little later in the day that tasted close to that morning drink – without having to ingest the power of Matcha because – I would never sleep if I drank as much Matcha as I’d like to.

This is smooth sipping! It tastes fresh, slightly grassy without tasting overly vegetal, with the distinct sweet & tart notes of pineapple. I like this one a lot – I’m hoping the rest of you do too because I’m already thinking about when I can reblend it! (I’m already concerned about running out of this tea!)

to brew: shake the pouch gently to make sure you get some pineapple slivers in your measurement. Use 2 ½ grams of leaf to 12oz of hot water (170°F) & steep for 2 minutes. Strain & allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before you start sipping.

serving suggestions: I recommend tasting this one before you sweeten it. I find it rather lovely without additions. The sencha has a pleasant sweetness to it. I have tried it with a little bit of sugar in it & this addition will add a little bit of definition to the pineapple notes, but I don’t think it makes enough difference in the taste (except to make it sweeter) & I like it better without sugar. A wee bit of honey is nice in this if you want something sweeter & I prefer it over the sugar (although I still prefer no additions.) I’ve tried this iced too, it’s really nice.

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(52teas (Anne) 2022: 279)

I opened the packet of this tea and was absolutely blasted with pineapple. Yum! Unfortunately, I think I may have overleafed a tad, not considering the fine leaf, and my cup is a bit unpleasantly strong. If I was feeling more motivated right now, I’d try diluting it, as I think that’s all it needs.

Anyways, flavour is pretty good (when I only take a small sip, haha). Strong, clear pineapple with a strongly umami/buttery/mariney green base. It’s just a bit drying but I’m 99% sure that’s because of the overleafing; it’s not bitter at all.

I particularly love that this is not a base that Anne typically uses – although a pineapple sencha isn’t a tea I’d pick out myself, I feel like there might be some other winning combos out there using the same base. Maybe… blackberry sencha? Blueberry? Lavender? Vanilla lemon? The possibilities are endless!

ETA: So I resteeped this one in a little bubble teacup, as I always do. Had a sip; it tasted alright. Left it until morning. Drank in the morning and omg, it was like a different tea. Heavily, heavily umami and pineapple, no astringency, nothing. Left the most amazing umami flavour in the mouth. This is not the first time I’ve had this happen with a tea, where it improves overnight, but dang. It was so delicious.

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I drank this up too quickly and desperately to get a good read on it; its grassy, umami base and pineapple flavouring is so up my alley that I practically inhaled it. It was a little finicky but I managed to get some pretty delicious steeps (and second steeps) out of it. It will be missed.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Grassy, Marine, Pineapple, Smooth, Sweet, Tropical Fruit, Umami

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec
52Teas

I love, love, love this tea. My “morning” (morning = when I wake up, which is not usually [technically] morning) matcha is pineapple juice + matcha but I find myself wanting pineapple & that japanese green tea taste later in the day so that’s why I crafted this tea. I wanted something that I could drink later in the day that wouldn’t keep me quite as alert as matcha.

CrowKettle

It’s so delicious and refreshing! I hope you play with Japanese Sencha again in the future; it’s rare and unique to find a flavoured blend that incorporates this kind of Japanese green tea.

I’ve never mixed pineapple juice with matcha and I need to remidify that asap :)

52Teas

You should definitely try Matcha with pineapple juice. It’s so good! Like I said, that’s my first thing in the morning drink. Helps me shake the sleepy plus I wake up with congestion every day, all year round (thank you, whacked out allergies) and the pineapple juice helps cut through that. So, on the rare days when I’m out of pineapple juice – it’s a sad day and I need to go to the grocery to remedy that. I probably will work more with Japanese Sencha because I really liked the flavor it brought to this drink. I did use some in this month’s featured reblend too (that’s the reason I bought the Japanese Sencha to begin with) but since I had plenty left over, I decided to make this pineapple sencha. But since it worked out great, I may have to try some other flavors with it. :)

tea-sipper

Anne – you have bad allergies all the time AND YET can craft all of these flavors??? That is amazing.

52Teas

@tea-sipper – thank you. I have to take a daily allergy tablet to keep them under control. And I get my congestion every day – I wake up congested every morning. Which is why I must turn to the pineapple juice (bromelain is magical).

CrowKettle

I second what tea-sipper wrote :)

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So, this isn’t a sipdown (thankfully because I love this tea) but it is the tea that I’m going to log as a Green Tea from this month’s Scavenger Hunt. It’s a brand new tea from 52Teas (just added it to the website, actually) and it’s a tea that was inspired by my morning matcha drink which is pineapple juice & matcha – shaken, not stirred. :)

I love that morning matcha drink & I wanted to duplicate it as close as I could to be something I could drink later in the day (because Matcha is much too invigorating for me to drink too late in the day.)

I think I managed to put something together here that works for my cravings for my pineapple tea. The Japanese Sencha is smooth & fresh while the pineapple gives it just the right sweet-tart flavor I want. I love this tea. I hope others like it as well because I’m already thinking that I’ll need to reblend this when it’s gone from my pantry.

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