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Sunday, May 30, 2010

52Teas Loose Leaf Honeybush Tea 'Pineapple Upside-Down Cake'

Tea Information:
Tea: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Type: Honeybush Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Caffeine-free African Honeybush blended with dried pineapples, freeze-dried cherries ans natural brown sugar, cake, pineapple and marachino cherry flavors.
Ingredients: Honybush, dried pineapple, freeze dried cherries and natural flavors.

Steep Information:
Amount: ~3 rounded tsp
Water: ~500ml filtered 212°
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (Herbal, Strong)
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Maraschino cherry, sweet pineapple hints, buttery pound cake hints
Steeped Tea Smell: butter pound cake, pineapple, maraschino cherry
Flavor: sweet
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, maybe pineapple
Liquor: dark translucent brown, hint of orange

It it more cake than pineapple and cherry...they are mere hints, delicious but not as sweet as I was expecting.

Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar
Bring out hints of pineapple and cherry

Resteep: 10 min, 212° just as YUMMY

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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