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drank Guanabana by Adagio Teas
576 tasting notes

I’ve wanted to try this one for a while, so when I ordered my filter bags this time around, I snagged a sample.

This is different, but decent. I thought with the name there would be a blend of banana and guava, but I don’t see either listed on the ingredients. What gives? I do taste strawberry and a tropical punch flavor (I wouldn’t call it pineapple, although that is listed as an ingredient). There’s a little bit of banana flavor, but it tastes more artificial than legit. Since I’m not a big fan of “real” banana, but love the artificial flavor, this isn’t a big deal for me. However it could be a deal-breaker for others.

I’m not sure if I would make a special “trip” to Adagio to buy this, but I would purchase it if ordering other things.

P.S. The name cracks me up. It reminds me of the “I’m a Banana” internet video that Daniel Tosh helped make famous on Tosh.0. He did a sketch called “Knife or Banana: Which would you choose?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46SLZXH5mY4

The original (random) video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5ay10RTGY

(“I’m a banana, I’m a banana, I’m a banana, LOOK AT ME MOVE!”)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

Guanabana is actually a real fruit, not a mix of guava and banana. :) It’s also sometimes called a custard apple or soursop.

JC

Dinosara is right. This is a very sweet and tangy fruit that can be your favorite or the one you’ll hate the most. It’s about the size of a medium sized honeydew melon, its green uneven shaped and it has a spiky husk/skin. I like Guanabana, I don’t think is translatable to tea.

This is how I feel about most ‘Tropical/Caribbean’ tea mixes.

Nik

You were taken in by the name, which is not a blend of fruits, but something all by itself. =) It’s guanábana in Spanish.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soursop

Nik

Oops, I didn’t refresh before replying and two people commented before me. Please ignore, sorry. =)

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks all – can you believe I actually took Spanish in high school and tested out of it in college? Yet I completely FAILed here. I now see the soursop on the ingredient list. Oh well, it will still make me think of Tosh and the “knife or banana” game show. :)

Bonnie

Fresh it’s really good and very creamy white with HUGE black seeds. The fruit does look ugly though all spiky green like an alien dinasour skin. (There was a big tree in the back yard in Puerto Rico) I agree you can’t make a tea flavor out of it. Same with starfruit and what about papaya, nope?!

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Dinosara

Guanabana is actually a real fruit, not a mix of guava and banana. :) It’s also sometimes called a custard apple or soursop.

JC

Dinosara is right. This is a very sweet and tangy fruit that can be your favorite or the one you’ll hate the most. It’s about the size of a medium sized honeydew melon, its green uneven shaped and it has a spiky husk/skin. I like Guanabana, I don’t think is translatable to tea.

This is how I feel about most ‘Tropical/Caribbean’ tea mixes.

Nik

You were taken in by the name, which is not a blend of fruits, but something all by itself. =) It’s guanábana in Spanish.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soursop

Nik

Oops, I didn’t refresh before replying and two people commented before me. Please ignore, sorry. =)

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks all – can you believe I actually took Spanish in high school and tested out of it in college? Yet I completely FAILed here. I now see the soursop on the ingredient list. Oh well, it will still make me think of Tosh and the “knife or banana” game show. :)

Bonnie

Fresh it’s really good and very creamy white with HUGE black seeds. The fruit does look ugly though all spiky green like an alien dinasour skin. (There was a big tree in the back yard in Puerto Rico) I agree you can’t make a tea flavor out of it. Same with starfruit and what about papaya, nope?!

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