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drank Guanabana by Adagio Teas
158 tasting notes

First, thanks to MadelineAlyce for this swap! Second, thanks to Guanabana tea for reviving my faith in Adagio. Adagio was the instigator of my tea love/obsession. Somehow this of love affair has been forgotten and replaced by a variety of tea companies, but I welcome Adagio back with open arms!!!

Guanabana is a very common flavor here in Ecuador. We have it daily in juice, ice cream, and even as plain fruit. The taste of the fruit is similar to leechy, which I also really enjoy. That being said, this tea had me really curios. It could be delicious or disaster, I had my fingers crossed for delicious.

The smell of the tea was surprisingly delicate for a black tea. There was a light fruitiness to it accompanied by a timid black tea base, which is odd considering how harsh Adagio’s flavored blacks can be. The best part is that the smell actually did remind me of Guanabana!

I brewed the tea, and the brown liquor smelled joyously like Guanabana. It was exactly what I was hoping for. Wow… This tea is really accomplishing all of my expectations! Now for the final and most important challenge… taste!

First sip, unsweetened, and… Yum! Wait, this is a black fruity flavored tea from Adagio… and I like it unsweetened!?!? The second sip proved it. This tea is, so far, as perfect as a fruity flavored black tea has been for me. Delicious, smooth with a sweet aftertaste. The flavor stands out and doesn’t get in the way of the tea experience as a whole. It doesn’t need any sweetener to make itself be noticed or fully appreciated. I imagine it is just as tasty sweetened, perhaps even more. Either way, this was delicious. The aftertaste was so smooth and sweet that I could have easily compared it to an oolong. Which, mind you, are a favorite of mine.

I should have imagined this was a good idea, considering guanabana tastes so much like leechy, and leechy is a natural great flavor for tea. Way to go Guanabana! More people should consider mixing you with tea! Can’t wait until I am able to place an order from Adagio again! (Arg… living in Ecuador makes it REALLY hard to order stuff!)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Tamm

This sounds super tasty! I’ve only had guanabana flavored things along with other flavors so I’m not sure what it should taste like. I saw very small ones at the store the other day, but they were $6 a piece! :( I don’t have that kind of fruit budget! lolol

smartkitty

I haven’t had an honest-to-goodness guanabana in a long while. Closest I’ve come in the recent past was freshly-made guanabana ice cream last year, but it’s not quite the same as digging into the fruit. STILL, now I really want some of this tea!

Ninavampi

Thankfully fruit is suuuper cheap in Ecuador, and most fruits are in season all year long! : )

Tamm

Lucky lucky! LOL this makes me want to somehow smuggle fruit through the mail. :p I live in a pretty landlocked desert area so if there’s two things I wish were cheaper it’d be fruit like kiwis/mangoes and fish…

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Tamm

This sounds super tasty! I’ve only had guanabana flavored things along with other flavors so I’m not sure what it should taste like. I saw very small ones at the store the other day, but they were $6 a piece! :( I don’t have that kind of fruit budget! lolol

smartkitty

I haven’t had an honest-to-goodness guanabana in a long while. Closest I’ve come in the recent past was freshly-made guanabana ice cream last year, but it’s not quite the same as digging into the fruit. STILL, now I really want some of this tea!

Ninavampi

Thankfully fruit is suuuper cheap in Ecuador, and most fruits are in season all year long! : )

Tamm

Lucky lucky! LOL this makes me want to somehow smuggle fruit through the mail. :p I live in a pretty landlocked desert area so if there’s two things I wish were cheaper it’d be fruit like kiwis/mangoes and fish…

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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Quito, Ecuador

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