Pineapple salsa on a wooden table.

Ceylon Tea & Pineapple Salsa

Good salsa has a unique charm, doesn’t it? The blend of tangy, spicy, and sweet flavors make it an enjoyable culinary experience.

Today let’s explore a new twist on this classic – Ceylon Tea & Pineapple Salsa. The inclusion of Ceylon Tea adds an interesting depth to the salsa, which is both surprising and pleasant. The strong flavor of the tea enhances the sweetness of the pineapple and helps balance the spice of the jalapeño.

It’s a well-rounded mix of flavors in each bite, offering a delightful variety of textures and tastes.

How To Make Ceylon Tea & Pineapple Salsa

Ceylon Tea & Pineapple Salsa
Preparation time: 15 mins

Servings: 2
Calories: 120 per serve


  • 1 cup (240 ml) pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Ceylon tea, brewed and cooled
  • Salt to taste


  1. Brew the Ceylon tea and let it cool.
  2. Finely chop the pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the chopped ingredients.
  4. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture.
  5. Add the cooled Ceylon tea and mix well.
  6. Season with salt to taste.
  7. Let the salsa sit for at least 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Equipment List

  • Cutting board and knife
  • A small pot for brewing tea
  • A large bowl for mixing ingredients
  • A juicer for the lime
  • Measuring cups and spoons

The sweetness of pineapple and the strong flavor of the tea form a unique combination that is both satisfying and leaves you wanting more. The spice from the jalapeño adds a bit of kick, while the tanginess of the lime keeps the flavors well-balanced. It’s a harmonious mix of flavors, with each ingredient contributing to the overall taste. The addition of Ceylon tea, in particular, transforms this salsa from a simple snack to an interesting culinary experience.

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A self-proclaimed tea explorer, Jess began her journey with tea as a hobby and it quickly blossomed into an enchanting love affair. From the rich, historical tapestries of traditional Chinese blends, to the modern twists of herbal infusions, there’s no leaf unturned.

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