Let me start with a digression, which might be useful for you to understand my disappointment.
I’ve always thought that exotic/tropical fruit juices were usually not great and not as good as plain orange juice; as if the blending did not really work and faded the nice and all the specific flavors to something bland and undefinable. Exactly the same thing as for whisky when you compare nice single malts with blends that are just too bland and uninteresting, even though some of them boost of containing “a little bit of all the best whiskies” as I heard it once.
However, I really enjoy eating passion fruits (or having them in cocktails…), as their flavor is much more particular than the fake exotic blend. Hence my high expectations for this single-flavor tea;
Very strong Passion Fruit smell when opening the tea bag. The tea looks also nice with yellow petals and small pieces of fruit (not sure whether it is passion fruit skin or small apple flavored with passion fruit) among the black tea.
Golden honey color
When dry, the tea smells very strong like exotic fruits; once steeped the smell turns slightly more discrete.
The smells and tastes remind me more of exotic fruit mix, than simply of passion fruit; it feels a bit too sweet, too sugary and not tangy enough to be just passion fruit at the right level of ripeness.
The black tea base is quite nice but not really special.
I was happy to see that the tea did not leave a greasy flake at the bottom of my cup.
To make it short, it’s quite nice to drink, but not as good as I expected. After having drunk about on third of the pack, I already feel like I have had enough of this one, which is just good enough to drink at work but not at home for cozying up and relaxing. I will not buy it again though will probably try out more sophisticated exotic blends.