Leaf Type: Green
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I was excited to try this offering from Tea of Life. So many things about the name intrigued me: chai, green tea, passion fruit, guava, pomegranate juice… oh my! I was hoping that the contents of the tea bag could live up to the words on the package. Only one way to find out, so out of the wrapper and into the water it went.
The tea bag was steeped in 195 degree water for two minutes. The resulting liquid was a pale greenish gold color with a nice passion fruit aroma. The taste was a pleasant mix of passion fruit and guava. The guava flavor was stronger than I anticipated given that all I could smell was passion fruit, but the two flavors blended together very well to create a fruity tropical treat. I added sugar to bring out the fruit flavors even more. There was nothing that reminded me of pomegranate or chai, both of which are listed in the tea’s name, but the flavors that were present were good. Unfortunately, I was only slightly able to taste the base tea which has a hint of grassiness. Having a base tea that made a stronger statement would have been welcome, and I think it would make for an even tastier tea. Given the flavors I do think this would make an excellent iced or cold brewed tea, but I didn’t have the opportunity to try it as such.
A quick side note: I love the art work on the paper wrapper for the tea bag! The elephant looks so regal, and I thought the drawing was very well done. What can I say? I’m a sucker for cute packaging every time.
Summer is right around the corner, and this tea is an easy way to add a touch of summery tropical fun to your tea time. I’d be more than happy to sip this one again.