Dry leaf aroma: Strong and pleasant orange scent.
Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug.
First/only steeping: 3 minutes at 210 degrees.
The aroma is fruity with hints of blackcurrant; as the cup cools I detect a bit of orange. While the tea is still quite hot the fruit flavors are muddled together with a subtle bitterness and I get a slightly tart aftertaste. After the cup cools I can pick out the orange but I do not taste the pineapple at all; the bitterness remains.
I have to confess that I dumped out my first cup as I thought I messed up the steep due to the bitterness. Unfortunately, the second cup was still bitter, though less so (I used less leaf for the second brewing).
I might try this iced to see if it makes a difference in the flavor and bitterness.
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Orange