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passionfruit – The Year of Tea

Tag: passionfruit

Episode 030: Tazo Passion

If you’ve been to Starbucks, then I’m sure you’re familiar with this deliciously floral and tart hibiscus tea blend.

I had a few bags left over from a Tazo assorted pack of teas I was gifted a while ago. Hibiscus is the main flavor here, and it’s highlighted with orange peel and cinnamon. It’s fantastic iced with a squeeze of honey or agave. Not bad as a mixer either!

Purchase Starbucks’ Tazo Passion Filterbag Tea

Episode 237: Passionfruit Oolong

Passionfruit is one of those flavors that I really only have experience with as an artificial flavor. Because of that, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this passionfruit oolong blend I created at Design A Tea.

The oolong is of decent quality, but the prevailing taste that I got from this blend was kinda bland. There was nothing really floral or fruity about it at all; just a sour aftertaste. I’m hoping this isn’t what actual passionfruit is supposed to taste like!

Episode 253: Blue Lady Black

The first offering I tried from Zest Tea wasn’t so great, so I was a little hesitant about trying their Blue Lady Black. It’s quite a hodgepodge blend too — black tea, hibiscus, orange, lemon, and passionfruit. Zest Tea’s blends also include natural caffeine (aside from what’s already in the black tea), so they pack quite a punch.

The flavor is very fruity for a black tea. Hibiscus, which can usually overpower other flavors, blends in well with the orange and lemon and masks any bitterness from the black tea. It’s also pretty good as an iced tea as well!

Purchase Zest Tea’s Blue Lady

Episode 258: Passionfruit Banana Shou Mei

Zoomdweebie’s Passionfruit Banana Shou Mei is quite a tropical mix! There are nice big whole banana chips in here, along with big thin leaves of shou mei. Think of Shou Mei as the younger sibling of bai mu dan — the leaves are picked later, which result in a more mature taste akin to an oolong tea.

I gotta say — the combination of flavors here is really delicious! The banana is the perfect ingredient to pair with the tangy passionfruit. And the shou mei provides a nice sweet aftertaste. Delicious!