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drank Passion by Tazo
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Thanks to JacquelineM for sending me a few sachets of this tea to try! We’ve already covered recently that I love passion fruit, but I also happen to love hibiscus. Since it’s fairly hot today and I’m at home where there is no A/C (versus at work where it is overly cold inside), I made this one iced. I brewed one sachet in probably 6oz of water for 10 minutes… I wanted it strong! I also added a bit of vanilla sugar during the brew time. Then I shook it up with several ice cubes until it was nice and cold.

Mmm… it really hits the spot this hot afternoon! Tart and sweet, fruity with a little citrus zing from the lemongrass. I don’t get much distinctly passion fruit flavor, but it’s somewhat tropical and definitely tasty. Definitely hibiscusy, so it’s probably one to avoid if you dislike hibiscus. The light sweetening brings out the fruity flavors, and I can see how it could be too tart without a bit of sweetener. Thanks again JacquelineM!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
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If you like hibiscus, boy do I have the tea for you! I have a ton of this: http://steepster.com/teas/coffees-of-hawaii/18815-hibiscus-raspberry and I hate it, due to hating hibiscus. If you’d like it, I’d be more than happy to send it your way.

Dinosara

Hmm… I’m intrigued, but I see there are coffee “cherries” in the blend… does it taste like coffee at all? It does sound like it might be up my alley, but then again I’m not a coffee fan.

aisling of tea

Not really. At least, not that I remember from the one cup I had XD.

ashmanra

I bought this at Target after youngest and I tried it at their Starbucks mixed with lemonade. My oldest daughter likes this one and said she was surprised she liked it since she doesn’t like tea, but I explained to her that there isn’t any tea in this! And I just found out that her Irish boyfriend cajoled her into drinking two cups of tea already.
(She is in Ireland at present.) maybe this means I will have one more tea drinker in the house?

Dinosara

Rita—well maybe I’ll take some off your hands! :D
ashmanra—nothing like a little significant other pressure to make you try new things! And I saw that apparently starbucks does it mixed with lemonade… something I may have to try, it sounds delicious!

aisling of tea

Wunderbar! It might be the next paycheck before I can get it in the mail, but if you’ll send me your address, I’ll get it to you ASAP.

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aisling of tea

If you like hibiscus, boy do I have the tea for you! I have a ton of this: http://steepster.com/teas/coffees-of-hawaii/18815-hibiscus-raspberry and I hate it, due to hating hibiscus. If you’d like it, I’d be more than happy to send it your way.

Dinosara

Hmm… I’m intrigued, but I see there are coffee “cherries” in the blend… does it taste like coffee at all? It does sound like it might be up my alley, but then again I’m not a coffee fan.

aisling of tea

Not really. At least, not that I remember from the one cup I had XD.

ashmanra

I bought this at Target after youngest and I tried it at their Starbucks mixed with lemonade. My oldest daughter likes this one and said she was surprised she liked it since she doesn’t like tea, but I explained to her that there isn’t any tea in this! And I just found out that her Irish boyfriend cajoled her into drinking two cups of tea already.
(She is in Ireland at present.) maybe this means I will have one more tea drinker in the house?

Dinosara

Rita—well maybe I’ll take some off your hands! :D
ashmanra—nothing like a little significant other pressure to make you try new things! And I saw that apparently starbucks does it mixed with lemonade… something I may have to try, it sounds delicious!

aisling of tea

Wunderbar! It might be the next paycheck before I can get it in the mail, but if you’ll send me your address, I’ll get it to you ASAP.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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