Passion Fruit Banana Shou Mei

Tea type
Fruit White Blend
Ingredients
Organic Flavours, White Tea
Flavors
banana, Floral
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by EvaGrimm
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “This starts off tasting like white tea and then suddenly develops a banana flavor. It's good but where is the passion fruit? Thank you *Roswell Strange* for sharing! I am always grateful to try a...” Read full tasting note
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    rachel12610 1918 tasting notes
  • “Backlog: OK, I've been slacking off again and now I'm really, really behind. (I'm imagining Sil is smiling.) This is really yummy. Very fruity, banana and passion fruit work very well...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4391 tasting notes
  • “Sipdown (127)! Slightly overleafed cup, but that's not why it's a sipdown. Since this is one that hasn't strongly impressed me I decided to have one more cup of it, to be sure of my decision, and...” Read full tasting note
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    roswellstrange 1935 tasting notes
  • “This is a nice fruity white tea. And, 52Teas does fruity white teas really well. When I opened the bag I smelled banana. Wonderful banana. I love banana flavored teas. I have to admit that I'm...” Read full tasting note
    Exidy 67 tasting notes

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1918 tasting notes

This starts off tasting like white tea and then suddenly develops a banana flavor. It’s good but where is the passion fruit? Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing! I am always grateful to try a 52 tea and this one is good but not something I feel compelled to have in any sort of quantity. This sample is just enough to keep me happy.

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Backlog:

OK, I’ve been slacking off again and now I’m really, really behind. (I’m imagining Sil is smiling.)

This is really yummy. Very fruity, banana and passion fruit work very well together. The Shou Mei is delicate but it doesn’t allow itself to be overpowered by the fruit notes. Soft, a little earthy and a little bit creamy, and these notes meld together with the fruit notes in a very pleasing way.

It’s almost smoothie-like.

Sil

Hahaha I totally was :)

LiberTEAS

I figured as much.

Sil

i miss your notes when you’re gone~

LiberTEAS

Aww … thanks. I do check in daily, I just … get lazy and don’t post. I then justify my laziness by saying I’m too busy.

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1935 tasting notes

Sipdown (127)!

Slightly overleafed cup, but that’s not why it’s a sipdown. Since this is one that hasn’t strongly impressed me I decided to have one more cup of it, to be sure of my decision, and then pass it along to my friend Robyn if my opinion on this being somewhat mediocre hadn’t changed.It hasn’t.

While this was enjoyable, and the portion I scooped out had big banana pieces that passed along some big banana flavour – I’m still not mind blown and this is still desperately missing the Passion Fruit. You can’t make a tea with Passion Fruit as part of the name and then not deliver on it. It’s just so disappointing.

But still; not a bad tea, just not what it promises and, for that reason, hard to get behind.

Preparation
3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This is a nice fruity white tea. And, 52Teas does fruity white teas really well. When I opened the bag I smelled banana. Wonderful banana. I love banana flavored teas. I have to admit that I’m not really sure what passion fruit smells or tastes like. Once brewed, the banana aroma gives way to a more general fruity aroma and taste. The banana is still there, but much more subdued. My first tasting of this tea was hot. Now I am enjoying it iced. It is good either way though I think the maltiness of the white tea and the individual flavors come through better when drinking it hot. I also love the aftertaste. It is slightly malty, slightly fruity, and sweet. The second steeping tastes more like a plain white tea, the flavorings are much less prominent.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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