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Note to self……pass on this one. I am thinking it was some version of passionfruit tea, but not one I would consider owning. Brewed to specifications on tag. As far as a rating goes, I am not qualified to rank this one as it did not appeal to me at all.

Edit to add…..It was too much fruit flavor and not nearly enough tea flavor. It was kind of like drinking dried fruit except wetter?

QuiltGuppy

Maracuyá is the Spanish word for passionfruit. Did it taste like it at all?

SimplyJenW

It did, but kind of a deeper and stronger version of others I had tried. It was nearly all fruit and no tea flavor. I like tea with my fruit when I get a fruit flavored black…. or I would just get a fruit tisane.

QuiltGuppy

I’ve had a few like that. I agree, it’s nice when you get a perfect blend of flavor.

Dinosara

I’m intrigued by this tea, so I’d be happy to swap you for it! Though I won’t be able to send anything for two weeks. You can look in my cupboard now, or when I get back (I’ll have tons of European teas!)

SimplyJenW

I would definitely send it to you if I still had it. There was only about a cup left in my sample, so I threw it away. I am in that Spring Cleaning mode…..

Dinosara

Oh well, I totally understand about spring cleaning mode! I’ve definitely been feeling the need for cleaning out old samples lately.

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QuiltGuppy

Maracuyá is the Spanish word for passionfruit. Did it taste like it at all?

SimplyJenW

It did, but kind of a deeper and stronger version of others I had tried. It was nearly all fruit and no tea flavor. I like tea with my fruit when I get a fruit flavored black…. or I would just get a fruit tisane.

QuiltGuppy

I’ve had a few like that. I agree, it’s nice when you get a perfect blend of flavor.

Dinosara

I’m intrigued by this tea, so I’d be happy to swap you for it! Though I won’t be able to send anything for two weeks. You can look in my cupboard now, or when I get back (I’ll have tons of European teas!)

SimplyJenW

I would definitely send it to you if I still had it. There was only about a cup left in my sample, so I threw it away. I am in that Spring Cleaning mode…..

Dinosara

Oh well, I totally understand about spring cleaning mode! I’ve definitely been feeling the need for cleaning out old samples lately.

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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