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drank Passion by Tazo
17 tasting notes
Let me begin by saying I would have NEVER bought this myself but got it in the sample package Tazo sells. I had used up the green teas, chai and my other usual new faves and out of curiosity I saw this in the package and thought hey passion sounds nice, God knows I don’t have much passion in my life these days what with three little kids driving me batty. Lets check it out..

I went ahead and boiled my water, measured it out (which is waay too tart for my taste so I ended up adding more water then called for, probably an extra 50 mls or so). The first sip: An explosion! No, several explosions in my mouth. My senses were assaulted but I liked it!! It felt, uh tasted, sooo good. Ok slow down..wow that was just..wow! let’s see, awesome but I’m missing something..sweet! Yes let’s make it a lil bit more sweet. So I did. And BLISS!! Sheer passionate bliss!

To sum it up, this stuff is great. Orgasmic. Ok, maybe not orgasmic but damn it gave me pleasure to drink this! I cannot wait to try it iced, it seems like the kind of tea that BEGS to be tried iced. But the hot, passiony goodness was amazing. A stand-out tea memory etched in my mind forever! But you need to add a little sweet. I put in boring old sugar but next will try making my own “classic syrup” which is simply 2 parts sugar 1 part water heated for a short time. Hot or iced, this does well with a bit of sweetness to compliment the tart.

Passion, you have turned me on! I never thought I could love you but in spite of myself I do! So glad Tazo threw this in. I will buy it especially in the summer because I just KNOW this will be amazing iced. But all the same, I will update when I do and let you know how it is. Now, go drink some of this you can thank me later.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

this iced + lemonade = my happy place :)

MoonShyne

Awesome idea with the lemonade. I’m not too crazy about lemonade all by itse;f but combined with this could be really good. Hmm..something tells me I could be on to a good summertime home made cooler :)

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Sil

this iced + lemonade = my happy place :)

MoonShyne

Awesome idea with the lemonade. I’m not too crazy about lemonade all by itse;f but combined with this could be really good. Hmm..something tells me I could be on to a good summertime home made cooler :)

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I am a total newbie to tea, having been a die-hard coffee drinker for years. Recently I quit smoking and found that coffee was making my cravings worse so I began trying out some tea.

Tazo Zen, Traditional Medicinals Daily Detox Lemon and Pukka Cleanse were the first teas I bought (bags). I liked all three and a new interest was born. I hopped on the computer to check out tea. I came across the website for Teavana and was awed at all the beautiful teas but upon doing research I found them to be very underhanded in a lot of ways. Davids seems to be the more reputable company.

Well turns out I’ll be shopping at both David’s and Teavana I think! I went out this past weekend and went to Teavana because it’s a lot closer to me (Newmarket) I bought a Perfect Teamaker (which I love!) , a nice 16 oz glass mug, a handy timer that sticks on the fridge and a very overpriced spoon but is also very pretty. Twiggy I think it’s called. I also bought some German rock sugar, I like it because it sweetens without being too overbearing and doesn’t alter the taste of the tea.

I also bought my first loose leaf tea!! 50g of Maharaja Chai Oolong (Love! love!) and Strawberry Blush Rose Oolong (Its good but not “wow”) Murphys Law gave me a kick in the butt though..I didn’t get to enjoy them! Well not right away. I came down, literally within several hours, with an awful cold! I drank Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Plus all day! No way I wanted to “waste” the good tea when I couldn’t even taste or smell anything!

Luckily the echinacea tea worked wonders and I was finally able to enjoy my tea yesterday! Brewing my first ever loose leaf tea was a huge joy to me. I took great care to brew it “perfectly” and actually did a really good job! My Maharaja Chai tasted even better then it did when I sampled it at Teavana! I got such a kick out of watching the tea steep and when my little fridge timer went off I was like a little kid all excited on Christmas lol.

Today I went to David’s and bought a 12 sample tea-set (Dessert box) oh delicious! I also picked up Gyrokuro, Dragon Pearls, Organic Detox and a Chai :) I’m one happy gal with all these awesome new teas to try! I’ve also decided that once I’ve found my favorite teas to order online (or buy on sale in store) because it looks like especially in Ontario, Canada where I live that it’s way cheaper to buy online. I love loose leaf tea and wish I’d quit smoking sooner so I’d have discovered this tea earlier lol. Jeez I didn’t mean to write a novel here, I’m excited about my new hobby :)

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Newmarket, Ontario

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