Ooh la la! Even though her first language was Portuguese, Carmen Miranda definitely had a way with English words. The actress, made famous by her sultry Latin performances and tutti-frutti headgear also had a way with fame and fortune. After becoming a star in Brazil during the ’20s and ’30s, she was invited to perform in New York City, quickly taking Broadway by storm. Between 1940 and 1953, she went on to conquer the silver screen, making 14 films and becoming the highest paid actor in Hollywood and the highest paid woman in America. Not bad for the daughter of
During the 1940s and ‘50s, largely due to the vibrant performances of Miranda, American interest in all things Latin was at an all time high. As such, it comes as no surprise that it was at the same time that the most famous of all Latin American beverages, the Piña Colada was invented. Although the exact origin of the Piña Colada is disputed, the exotic drink is generally accepted to have first been mixed in Puerto Rico in the mid 1950s. The drink is made by blending a light rum with coconut cream and pineapple juice – que rico! On a hot day relaxing poolside, or bellied up to bar in Rio or San Juan, there’s absolutely nothing finer.
Now you can enjoy this fabulous herb and fruit tea blended in her honor – magnifico! We’ve blended up dried coconut and pinapple, hibiscus and all natural flavoring to create an herbal blend that’ll make you want to get up and dance! It’s great hot or iced. Feeling saucy? Throw in a little light rum to create the ultimate guilt-free cocktail!
Ingredients From: Canada / USA / Thailand / Spain
Region(s): Ontario / California / Sing Buri / Seville
Grade(s): Grade #1 herb and fruit pieces
Manufacture Type(s): Blend of air, sun and machine dried herbs and fruits
Cup Characteristics: A sultry taste explosion of pineapple, tropical fruit and coconut. Carmen would approve – Arriba, Arriba!
Infusion: Tending pinkish
Luxury Ingredients: Apple Pieces, Rosehip Pieces, Pineapple Pieces, Coconut Pieces, Hibiscus petals, and Natural flavors.