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drank Guanabana by Adagio Teas
122 tasting notes

So honestly? Guanabana tastes exactly like what it sounds like – the marriage of guava and banana. It’s a tropical, fruity black tea. It’s also rather sensitive. When I steeped the leaves for five minutes, the tea had a nice balance and pleasant flavor. When I steeped the leaves closer to ten minutes (webcomics can be so distracting) this cloying musky note that I associate with guavas overwhelmed the brew.

Trivia fact: “Guanabana” is also known by the name “soursop,” but there’s nothing sour in the flavor so I’m betting that’s why Adagio went the other route.

When steeped for the proper amount of time, I could taste the creamy banana-like notes blended with a bright pineapple – sweet and slightly tart – and a dab of that guava flavor. (Y’know what sucks? I’m trying to think of words to describe the flavor of guava but I’m coming up with nothing besides ‘sweet’ ‘tropical’ and ‘musky.’ Help?)

It’s quite lovely, but finicky, which is a problem for me. I am a very careless brewer.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

I have a sample of this one too. I found it really hard to review it because I haven’t got the faintest idea of what guanabana is supposed to taste like. I found a picture of the fruit, but apparently it gets overripe so quickly that transporting it all the way over here to be sold is impossible. I’d never even heard of this fruit before.

Tiegster

I grew up in the Philippines with soursop growing in my backyard. Very strange fruit with a very strange consistency. Guavas are one of my favorite fruit. Now I’m interested in sampling this tea. Thanks for the review.

takgoti

I know of soursop from something, but I can’t remember what and now it’s going to drive me nuts. Something from childhood. Sesame Street, maybe?

Anyhow, webcomics FTW. Which ones do you read?

Suzi

Angrboda – I’d never heard of it before, either! Reviewing it was awkward because of that, so I just tried to think of other fruits that were similar to what I tasted. But I wonder how much of my opinion was influenced by the fact that I thought guanabana sounded like guava-banana, so I expected to taste it because of that.

takgoti – I actually don’t have too many I’m reading at the moment, but I don’t read every day so I tend to do a week’s worth of story in one sitting.
So let’s see…Something Positive, Questionable Content, No Pink Ponies, xkdc…I think that may be it. A lot of the ones I used to read regularly have stopped updating, and I was too lazy to seek out new ones. What do you read? :D

teafiend

@takgoti and Suzi DINOSAUR COMIC ARE WHERE IT IS AT.
I also over steep everything, even with a timer.

teafiend

THERE IS SUPPOSE TO BE AN “S” AT THE END OF “COMICBUT I FORGOT IT.
Also, Dr. McNinja is made win.

takgoti

I don’t check online comics too often either, but mainly whatever my friends link me to, Garfield-minus-Garfield [if that counts], and Penny Arcade. PA has always been a bit of a mainstay. Sometimes I’ll check CTRL-ALT-DEL, PvP Online, or VG Cats. [I’m very video-game-centric, if you can’t tell.]

@teafiend I have seen some VERY funny things come out of Dinosaur Comics! [That could be dirty.] Anyhow, I’m adding it to my comic bookmarks so I don’t forget. I’ll have to check out Dr. McNinja.

teaplz

Perry Bible Fellowship is hilarious, if not a bit un-PC. Actually, pretty un-PC. But really, really funny. Dinosaur Comics is awesomesauce to the MAX. Garfield Minus Garfield is really melancholic and sad. I read PA and VG Cats occasionally as well (I’m big on my video games too). xkcd is great.

teafiend

@teaplz ooo Perry Bible Fellowship! I haven’t looked at that one in forever.
Gah, I’m going to have to look over all my old webcomic bookmarks now

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Angrboda

I have a sample of this one too. I found it really hard to review it because I haven’t got the faintest idea of what guanabana is supposed to taste like. I found a picture of the fruit, but apparently it gets overripe so quickly that transporting it all the way over here to be sold is impossible. I’d never even heard of this fruit before.

Tiegster

I grew up in the Philippines with soursop growing in my backyard. Very strange fruit with a very strange consistency. Guavas are one of my favorite fruit. Now I’m interested in sampling this tea. Thanks for the review.

takgoti

I know of soursop from something, but I can’t remember what and now it’s going to drive me nuts. Something from childhood. Sesame Street, maybe?

Anyhow, webcomics FTW. Which ones do you read?

Suzi

Angrboda – I’d never heard of it before, either! Reviewing it was awkward because of that, so I just tried to think of other fruits that were similar to what I tasted. But I wonder how much of my opinion was influenced by the fact that I thought guanabana sounded like guava-banana, so I expected to taste it because of that.

takgoti – I actually don’t have too many I’m reading at the moment, but I don’t read every day so I tend to do a week’s worth of story in one sitting.
So let’s see…Something Positive, Questionable Content, No Pink Ponies, xkdc…I think that may be it. A lot of the ones I used to read regularly have stopped updating, and I was too lazy to seek out new ones. What do you read? :D

teafiend

@takgoti and Suzi DINOSAUR COMIC ARE WHERE IT IS AT.
I also over steep everything, even with a timer.

teafiend

THERE IS SUPPOSE TO BE AN “S” AT THE END OF “COMICBUT I FORGOT IT.
Also, Dr. McNinja is made win.

takgoti

I don’t check online comics too often either, but mainly whatever my friends link me to, Garfield-minus-Garfield [if that counts], and Penny Arcade. PA has always been a bit of a mainstay. Sometimes I’ll check CTRL-ALT-DEL, PvP Online, or VG Cats. [I’m very video-game-centric, if you can’t tell.]

@teafiend I have seen some VERY funny things come out of Dinosaur Comics! [That could be dirty.] Anyhow, I’m adding it to my comic bookmarks so I don’t forget. I’ll have to check out Dr. McNinja.

teaplz

Perry Bible Fellowship is hilarious, if not a bit un-PC. Actually, pretty un-PC. But really, really funny. Dinosaur Comics is awesomesauce to the MAX. Garfield Minus Garfield is really melancholic and sad. I read PA and VG Cats occasionally as well (I’m big on my video games too). xkcd is great.

teafiend

@teaplz ooo Perry Bible Fellowship! I haven’t looked at that one in forever.
Gah, I’m going to have to look over all my old webcomic bookmarks now

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