About This Tea
Supplier: Adagio UK
Ingredients: Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Apple Pieces, Dried Coconut, Natural Pineapple Flavour, Pineapple Pieces and Natural Coconut Flavour
Brewing Technique: 100°C, 5-10mins
Although there is a slight fruity aroma, the predominant note is the musty scent of hibiscus, that lacks the creamy exotic edge of an actual pina colada.
The first thing to note about this fruit blend is… don’t get excited about the name. The name is deceptive. It leads to disappointment. In those first few sips you'll be completely and utterly heart broken.
Yes, this blend contains coconut and, yes, it also contains pineapple, but it also contains a whole host of other ingredients that completely suppress the classic Pina Colada flavour you may have been hoping for. Once you’re over this fact, and trust me it took some getting over, it is possible to enjoy the fruity punch. Coconut, surprisingly, is not the overbearing flavour in this. In fact the hibiscus provides a fruity musk overtone that batters away the under notes of the remaining ingredients. It’s fair to say that the after taste is somewhat worthy of the name of this blend, but it’s very mild and takes so concentration to notice it.
Add ice to create a rich red brew with a strong fruity fore-taste and obvious coconut after taste.
To be honest, Pina Colada is a fairly good fruit tea that's even better iced and could actually be a good base for a fruity cocktail. However, it's not the best, with downfalls that include it’s inappropriately deceptive name and a tad too heavy on the hibiscus.