Passion Fruit Gold from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Red Leaf Tea

Product Description:

A warm fiery goodness permeates through this amazing fruit tea blend, with the dark black tea offering a full-bodied flavor that is simply like no other. This delicious Passion Fruit gold tea is packed with goodness provided by the natural sweetness of black tea subtly touched by the delicate floral tones of calendula blossoms. This tea is ideal for drinking in winter or on the rocks in the summer it is so versatile and flavorful!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is one tea that really benefits from a little patience on the tea drinker’s part (in this case, that tea drinker would be me!)  The first couple of sips, I found to be very lightly flavored (almost too light in flavor), and a wee bit too astringent.  However, after those first couple of sips, I found that this tea really begins to develop.

The flavor of the passion fruit starts out rather subtle, and then after two or three sips, I notice the flavor really begins to emerge.  With those first couple of sips, I was kind of like … well, that might be passion fruit … this is alright.  But now, the flavor really has come forth and presented itself and it is fruity, sweet and delicious, with an ever-so-subtle tartness in the background.

The black tea, on the other hand, starts out pretty aggressively, with a slight bitterness toward mid-sip and a strong astringent finish.  However, once the flavors of the passion fruit presented themselves in a more powerful way, the bitterness seems to have disappeared and the astringency has softened significantly.

The first couple of sips… weren’t really what I’d consider bad at all, but, they just didn’t represent a great cup of tea.  But, once I got past those first less-than-stellar sips, I have discovered Passion Fruit GOLD!   This is also great iced!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn’t drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn’t cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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