A pretty pink drink! Ironic, because actual passionfruits are actually kind of ugly (go google one – they’re purple, yellow, and gooey). BUT, they are delicious. The butterfaces of the fruit world :D
This tea smells wonderful. I could bring a little packet of it with me everywhere and just walk around all day smelling and smelling, but I think that would look like bizarre behavior on the subway. No big fruit chunks or leaves – this dry tea looks like it’s been pulverized.
I tried this iced. It looked lovely – a hue that’d please the Pink Panther; the smell was still strong and intoxicating. The fruit notes are sharp and bright without being tart and there’s a light sweetness. It’s refreshing, BUT, I had a realization, and this is my problem with all of the summer herbals.
This is not “tea.” This is not a “tisane.” This is not an “herbal.” This is juice, y’all. Fruit infusions like this are just DIY juice, in my opinion. I don’t hate that. Juice is fine! But if I want juice, I’m just going to go buy juice. I’m not like, a juice scientist and connoisseur who needs to create her own by steeping the essence out of real fruit and sweetening it to my exact specifications.
If you do really like fruit infusions, this is a good choice. Probably my fave of the three from this summer (Tropicalia, Mango Fruit Punch & this one). Nice punchy taste but without the tartness that MFP has.
Know what I like better than juice? Tea. But for DIY juice, this works. I bet it would be good as a TeaPop (DIY soda).