Leaf Type: Green
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I’ve tried quite a few different Tea of Life teas, and I’ve been happy with most that I’ve tried. At first, I thought that this Green Passion Fruit Tea was going to be an exception to that … but as I continue to sip, I find myself liking it more and more.
The first few sips were very delicately flavored, to the point of barely tasting passion fruit, but now that I’ve had more than a couple of sips, the flavor has really come to life.
The green tea is definitely the star of this show and is the strongest flavor I taste. It’s a light, refreshing green tea with soft vegetal notes and a smooth buttery taste. There’s no real discernible astringency to this tea, and absolutely no bitterness. It’s sweet and quite lovely.
At the start, the passion fruit is a very subtle taste. But I found that as I kept sipping, the passion fruit flavor intensified. This could be because either the tea is cooling more – sometimes cooler temperatures cause those flavors to pop! – or it could be because it just takes a few sips to get those flavors to develop on the palate. Either way, what started out as a really subtle note developed into a really nice passion fruit flavor!
Overall, I enjoyed this tea quite a bit. I didn’t think that was going to be the case after the first two or three sips … but as the flavors developed, so did my appreciation for it. Nice!
This one’s great iced!