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drank Maracuya Passion by Teavana
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I have no recollection of buying this tea. I was afraid that it may be OOOld, but the tea is still very fragrant, colorful, and flavorful. So, yay for found tea!

This tea has a very strong tropical fruit aroma dry, but the flavor is far more delicate than the aroma would indicate. The papaya flavor is very natural and there’s a lovely sweetness to the body. The finish is clean without the odd aftertaste that tropical fruit teas can sometimes have. Is it just me, or does artificial tropical fruit flavoring sometimes taste like the smell of BO? Especially guava! Eeewww… Rest assured this tea has a delicious natural flavor, and I’ll defiantly be going for a second steep.

Dinosara

I don’t know if it’s a result of artificial flavoring… even fresh papaya often tastes like feet to me. It’s a tricky fruit to get at just the right ripeness.

Jenn

You make a good point. My husband’s grandfather has sent guavas home with us, and we’ve had to pull the car over and put the fruit in the trunk because of the smell. I’d forgotten all about that. Yuck!

Stephanie

I totally concur!! Guavas and papayas do smell like BO! :) Papayas especially—they kind of have this vomitous aroma. But they taste good—so weird.

Indigobloom

I’m not a fan of Papaya either. It tastes very chemical-ish to me. Have you ever had a Durian fruit? those are the WORST smelling fruit. I thought it was smelly fish until someone told me it was a fruit!

Jenn

Indigobloom, I have a friend who has tried to convince me that durian fruit actually tastes good. Nope! I guess if you grow up eating it… na, still gross.

Jenn

Stephanie, papayas and guavas do smell awful at times but I still like the flavor of them when they’re ripe. I confuse myself…

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Dinosara

I don’t know if it’s a result of artificial flavoring… even fresh papaya often tastes like feet to me. It’s a tricky fruit to get at just the right ripeness.

Jenn

You make a good point. My husband’s grandfather has sent guavas home with us, and we’ve had to pull the car over and put the fruit in the trunk because of the smell. I’d forgotten all about that. Yuck!

Stephanie

I totally concur!! Guavas and papayas do smell like BO! :) Papayas especially—they kind of have this vomitous aroma. But they taste good—so weird.

Indigobloom

I’m not a fan of Papaya either. It tastes very chemical-ish to me. Have you ever had a Durian fruit? those are the WORST smelling fruit. I thought it was smelly fish until someone told me it was a fruit!

Jenn

Indigobloom, I have a friend who has tried to convince me that durian fruit actually tastes good. Nope! I guess if you grow up eating it… na, still gross.

Jenn

Stephanie, papayas and guavas do smell awful at times but I still like the flavor of them when they’re ripe. I confuse myself…

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I’m an animal loving vegan foodie, and a card carrying tea fanatic! Didn’t you get your card?

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