The warming weather in anticipation of summer calls for tropical teas. Of course, these teas are best enjoyed as a refreshing iced tea, but just as well hot in an office with air conditioning set to just above freezing. And this is Twinings Pineapple & Grapefruit Green Tea.
Steeping one tea bag in 200 ml of 75°C water for 90 seconds yields a golden liquor. The infusion smells pleasantly tropical with pronounced notes of pineapple, while a vegetal flavour from the green tea comes through in the head, followed quickly by a slight sharpness of grapefruit. The sweet and tropical notes of ripe pineapple emerge brightly in the body, lending a slight natural sweetness to the tea that balances the slight astringency and bitterness from the green tea and grapefruit that reemerge in the tail before lingering long in the aftertaste.
This box of Twinings Pineapple & Grapefruit Green Tea contained 20 tea bags. The was blended and packed in the United Kingdom and purchased in London, the United Kingdom in 2013.