Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
Our hidden love, a long-lasting sweet bouquet and arousing passion fruit aroma makes this a must have for any tea collection.
Mmm! Passion fruit has such an inviting aroma, and this tea makes the most of it. There are also faint notes of flower and the freshness of the green tea in the scent. It smells so nice!
It tastes nice too! The green tea base is light-to-medium bodied, with a fresh, vibrant taste. It has a slight buttery taste and feel to it. There is a mild, cleansing astringency to the tea, and only a very soft back note of bitterness that sort of rests on the back of the tongue. This is not a distasteful or a “I-steeped-the-tea-too-long” kind of bitter taste, but, rather an enjoyable note that cuts through some of the sweetness of the fruit and tea.
The passion fruit is gently flavored – it doesn’t overwhelm the palate with its sweetness nor does it overpower the fresh, slightly vegetative taste of the green tea. The fruit flavor is juicy, delicately sweet with just a hint of tartness. This is really delicious.
This is a tea that is delicious served hot or iced – I prefer it iced with just a pinch of sugar to perk the flavor up just a little. It is very refreshing! I recommend adding this one to your shopping list for summertime – the tropical flavor of passion fruit offers the taste of a Hawaiian vacation, even if you can’t take one this year!