This doesn’t taste like passion fruit! It tastes like a combination of muscat and apple gummies with a little flatness in there. Not what I was expecting or hoping for at all. H&S is really striking out with me!
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“Iced tea of the day....... I probably have enough left for one more pitcher. This one comes out crisp, slightly brisk, and with overtones of a tangy sweet fruit. It is excellent iced, but I...” Read full tasting note
“This is a sample I got from Harney and Sons and thought I'd try it out this morning. I noticed the leaves have a musky-melon kind of smell, is that a characteristic of a passionfruit? I steeped...” Read full tasting note
“hum. is this a passion fruit taste? i can't make up my mind... the dry leaf gives me different values than does the steep: ripe apricot, raspberry and blueberry, each of them very distinctly....” Read full tasting note
America’s favorite tropical flavor. Give this “juicy” tea a try and you will know why it is so popular.
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Aroma: Fruity, tart
Liquor Color: Reddish
Liquor Flavor: Sweet, tart, fruity
Notes: This tea is very good in an iced form. It’s refreshing, tart, fruity sweet. Hot, it’s very tropical so I think I’d prefer it cold. The base is really nice, smooth and light. Nothing was over powering.
I have a mounting addiction to passion flavored teas (something about rose hips…) and I decided to buy a 50 bag box of this tea. Little did I know, it was a black tea, and I’m still warming up to black teas. I tried quite a few times doing the normal brewing routine, but I just didn’t enjoy it. HOWEVER, today I decided to cold brew a few bags and give it another chance. Boy was that a good idea! The fruity flavors really came out and it was delightful and refreshing! I think this might become a summer time favorite- and I won’t have to worry about going through all 50 bags!!
I ordered a sample of this months ago and just now got around to trying it… and I’m glad I did! I have been a fan of every Harney fruit tea I have tried thus far aside from apricot, my favorite being black currant, and this is similar but different.
The dry leaf smells intensely of passion fruit, but the taste of the tea doesn’t reflect that strong scent. Instead, it’s a rich black tea with a vert slightly tangy and ambiguously fruity flavor. Passion fruit? I suppose, though I would not have guessed that in a blind taste test. It’s a summery, fruity tea that is very enjoyable plain and hot; I imagine it might be even better iced, and will have to give that a try.