This Fair Trade Certified organic loose tea combines a prominent pineapple flavor with sweet passionfruit for a fantastic tropical treat! The straw yellow infusion has a very mellow organic green tea flavor with light body and slight astringency, letting the tropical fruit flavors take center stage. Like all of our tea blends, our Pineapple Passion Green Tea uses only the highest quality teas, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!
Ingredients: organic Chinese green tea, organic pineapple, organic cornflowers, and natural tropical flavors
Serving Size: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: Wow, what a fantastic pineapple taste.
Jeremy Says: It's a like a juice drink without all the sugar!
Sarah Says: This tastes so good iced and hot. The aroma rinds me of dried pineapple rings!
Posted by Ashley Freelove on 20th Sep 2016
This green tea is delicious hot or iced! It offers a wonderful pineapple/fruity flavor and scent and is one I would enjoy during any season. I only wish that it brewed stronger. Personally, I discovered that the recommended amount was not enough for me as I could hardly taste any flavor (I enjoy both coffees and teas very strong). To compensate, I found that brewing approximately triple the amount (1 tablespoon) per 8 or so ounces created the perfectly fruity green tea ( also brewed longer than recommended on purpose). I encourage anyone who enjoys green tea to try this one, and to experiment with various ratios of tea to water and longer brewing times. (For reference: I made this as iced tea by cold brewing 1 tablespoon tea per 8 oz for 15 hours...it came out perfect!)
Posted by Judy on 21st Jan 2016
I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of green tea - I am a die hard fan of strong black tea (I think the English call that muddy LOL). So, when I tried this tea I was blown away but how delicious it is. It has a slight green tea taste which is very mellow and the tropical fruit component is also very mellow. The mix is heavenly. I am thrilled since green tea has so many health benefits - now I found one that I love! Thanks everyone at Arbor Teas for providing such a wonderful variety of top quality delicious teas for all of us to enjoy.
Posted by Kara on 17th Jan 2016
As someone who adores pineapple I had to order this tea. It has an addictive quality to it--I keep coming back for more! You won't be disappointed with the Pineapple Passion tea.
Posted by Jesse on 24th Feb 2015
After receiving my first Arbor Teas order this was the first tea I dug into. I was so impressed by the hand-written note that accompanied the order, and was even more impressed by the quality of these teas! The pineapple passion green smells incredible, and brews to a very subtle and fruity taste that is perfect when sweetened slightly. This is flavored tea done right. Nothing about this is heavy or artificial. I've never experienced teas this fresh. Will most definitely be returning to purchase more, probably exclusively.
Posted by Jordan L on 16th Jan 2015
This tea was everything I hoped and expected, the smell and taste are fantastic with sweet and tangy hints especially after it starts to cool a little. T-Sacs I've filled with 2 Tablespoons will last me at least 3 full flavor cups and two more great tasting cups after that.. This and the Mango Black are very good howevr the fruit taste is much more present and notable in this one I believe.
Posted by Ellie Lynne on 28th Jul 2014
I am not the biggest green tea fan in the world, but I'm not opposed to trying new things and am trying to get my father into branching out from his usual unflavored teas. He picked this one (amongst several others from a list I thought we should try) and we got the sample size. I love the blue cornwall flowers scattered amongst the tea leaves. The aroma of the tea is very sweet, so I was surprised at how subtle the flavor was in comparison. This is a tea that I definitely prefer iced and slightly sweetened with honey or sugar. It's great on a hot day and doesn't have that bitterness that comes with some green teas I've had. It pairs great with a fruit salad in the summer time!
Posted by Yen-Wen C. on 14th Mar 2014
We never have any tea with pineapple before. Now we know how beautiful it can be. Wow!!! We truly enjoy this subtle surprise!
It's extremely refreshing and not too overpowering with pineapple flavor. It goes very well with savory foods! (We use half of the required amount and the flavor is pleasant, not weak at all)
We had some savory snacks like crackers with seaweed seasoning, the tea goes very well with it! We even try white cheddar crackers with it, still works! The tea doesn't steal the taste of whatever you eat. It's very welcoming!
Instead of drinking water/juice/soda with your meal.... how about some pineapple green tea?
Posted by Amanda Tracy, ND on 7th Feb 2014
Pineapple Passion Green Tea is one of my favorites. The scent will remind you of tropical vacations and it has the perfect hint of flavor without being too sweet.
Posted by Tammy Smith on 16th Dec 2013
This is a Green Tea for anyone. This green tea has such a smooth and mild flavor and is perfect both hot or cold. I made up a large pot and left some hot and some cold - I loved it both ways. It also brews to such a beautiful color - my guests even commented before they tasted it that is smells and looks beautiful!
Posted by Becky Joy on 12th Sep 2013
I just received my 3.5 oz bag, that I ordered after trying the Green Tea Flavored Sampler (THAT I LOVED!), and wished I would have purchased the 10 oz because my husband is now making this his morning "Cup of GO". He's a pineapple and green tea lover, so this blend fits his taste buds perfectly. I too am fond of the pineapple. This tea is fruity and fresh tasting and lacks that unpleasant grassy taste of some green teas. Overall, I love this tea and will be getting the 10 oz. bag in the near future. Enjoy! :-)
Posted by Kendall Massi on 5th Feb 2013
I first had Arbor's Pineapple Passion Green Tea at a Coffee/Tea Bar on vacation in Key West, FL. My daughters (10 & 11) said they HAD to try it because it smelled so good! We ended up having to visit this Tea Bar everyday to each get a cup of this wonderful, not overly sweet, smooth & satisfying tea. I then came home & had to order a bag for ourselves! We are now enjoying it in AZ & it makes us think of being on vacation every time we drink it!
Posted by Christy on 15th Sep 2012
I thought I should write a review because I have been drinking this tea for years. It is my most favorite green tea ever. I am not a fruit tea person but the pineapple in this tea is not overwhelming and quite perfect. I use it in the summer as an iced tea as well and have loved it. I highly recommend this tea!!
Posted by Happy green tea drinker in Dixie on 12th Aug 2012
When my husband started drinking green tea for the health benefits, he encouraged me to make the switch from my daily sweetened iced tea to green tea. Several samplers later, this Pineapple Passion Green Tea won me over! It has just the right hint of fruity flavor without being too sweet! It's the perfect combination!
Posted by Antony Galbraith on 5th May 2010
I bought this tea in anticipation of the approaching warmer seasons. Recent and unexpected 90 degree weather allowed me to try this tea earlier than planned. I was not disappointed. This tea is fruity, fragrant and refreshing. It is excellent hot or iced. I highly recommend it.
Posted by Christy Wu on 29th May 2008
I love this tea! It's my favorite green tea blend. I don't really like fruity teas but the pineapple is so perfect with the green tea. I drink it everyday.
Posted by Randall on 2nd Jan 2008
This is the first green tea I've found that I like. I don't know if it's the flavor of the pineapple or that the green tea itself is better but it's quite good. This of course leads me to the dilemma of whether I try other Arbor Tea varieties of green tea in hopes that it's the tea or just be happy I finally found a green tea that is this good.
Posted by Bill Edwards on 12th Nov 2007
This tea scared me a little as I watch the blue kick in. I ran back in to the description and saw it really is supposed to be there. Unusual but fascinating--like my alma mater--blue and gold. Another (along with raspberry) great way to get the fruit taste without the sugar. I like to brew these tea/tisane combos for a bit longer maybe 5-6 minutes to get the fruit flavor.My three star rating reflects my preference for ʺstraight teaʺ. If I rated within category easily a 4 star rating for this and the raspberry tea.
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)
Steeping time: 2-3 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our step-by-step guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.
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