Passion Fruit Black Tea

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Black Fruit Blend
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  • “I feel like I'm positively swimming in new tea samples thanks to the super generous JacquelineM and QuiltGuppy! You guys are too awesome. This tea comes thanks to *QuiltGuppy*! I am kind of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Had an awful day...vet after vet issue for my almost 20 year old dog! Thoughts/Prayers appreciated everyone. Anyways, I finished up my large pitcher of this tonight and it was wonderful” Read full tasting note
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  • “First off - thanks thepuriTea for the opportunity to try some of your tea!!! This tea smells heavenly. I have no idea what a passion fruit tastes like but I hope it tastes like this tea smells....” Read full tasting note
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    caitlin 392 tasting notes
  • “I wish I had a cherry flavoured black. That's just exactly what I'm in the mood for right now. As it happens, however, I do not currently possess a cherry flavoured anything. So I searched...” Read full tasting note
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From thepuriTea

Hot or iced, Passion Fruit Black Tea is a fantastic choice for tea connoisseurs looking for a subtly flavored topical tea and for newer tea drinkers looking for “transitional teas” that bridge the gap between tea blends with strong flavors and pure, unflavored teas. The small black leaves and bits of actual passion fruit have an enticingly topical, sweet aroma with undertones of roasted nuts. The dark rust brew is malty, roasty, sweet and mellow with undertones of tart-sweet passion fruit. Try it hot with breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea foods (like cookies or sponge cakes) or desserts with chocolate, fruit or vanilla. Alternately, try it iced with a little lemon and brown sugar.

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Our mission is simple: to provide gourmet teas and practical teaware. We source all of our teas and teaware directly from China, Taiwan and India to ensure the maximum quality, value and freshness for our customers. By cutting out the middleman in our selection process, we can pass on savings to our customers and guarantee the quality of each and every one of our products.

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1943 tasting notes

I feel like I’m positively swimming in new tea samples thanks to the super generous JacquelineM and QuiltGuppy! You guys are too awesome. This tea comes thanks to QuiltGuppy!

I am kind of obsessed with passion fruit, so I’m really excited to try this! I have tried a few tropical-type blends with passion in them, but never a straight up passion fruit black for some odd reason. The dry leaf smells awesome, very much like a very ripe, very sweet passion fruit. Sweet, tart, tropical and delicious. Brewed that of course mellows a bit and the aroma of the black tea base joins the passion fruit, grounding it a bit. There’s a high, bright note to the black that complements the passion fruit aroma as well.

Mmm, I can tell this will likely be something I have to keep around! It’s a great blend of the passion fruit and black tea flavors. Sweet and fruity, but with a lovely depth to it. A little malty, a little honeyed, this is a lovely smooth, rich black tea that doesn’t hide behind the passion fruit flavor nor steamroll over it, but works wonderfully with it. A fantastic passion fruit tea! Thanks so much QuiltGuppy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Oh boy! I got this one, too and can’t wait to try them all!

QuiltGuppy

This is one of my favorites, too! I bought a pound of it to make iced tea in the summer. :)

Dinosara

Yes, I must try this one iced! Yum.

QuiltGuppy

Another really good one is their Mango black, which I also happen to have if you want to try… :D

Dinosara

I’d love to, but given your so generous first package, I couldn’t ask you to send another! Hold onto it for the next swap… :D

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Had an awful day…vet after vet issue for my almost 20 year old dog! Thoughts/Prayers appreciated everyone. Anyways, I finished up my large pitcher of this tonight and it was wonderful

Cofftea

Prayers granted! But how blessed you are to have almost 20 yrs w/ him/her!

Rabs

::Hugs:: Prayers headed your way, your dog’s way, and your vet’s way.

Cofftea

Yeah I agree w/ Rabs- your vet may need the most prayers lol.

TeaParT

Wishing you strength as you face these difficulties.

Caitlin

I’m sorry! What type of dog is it?

__Morgana__

Get well, doggie!

AmazonV

oh get well doggie!

Tea & Toxiphobia

Oh, puppy! Be well!

ashmanra

Prayers on the way upward now! Feel better!

mpierce87

I’m sorry to hear about your dog! Many hugs and well wishes sent your way!

LENA

sending positive vibes your way. i have a soft spot for anything with 4 legs and furry.

VegTea

I’ll be thinking of you and your dog today! My parents’ dog, which is the dog I grew up with during middle and high school, is 15 (quite old for a large breed) and has a lot of problems. I had a hard time leaving her the last time I visited home! My own 9 year old dog is going to the vet today, but thankfully just a check-up. {{{{T=B}}}}

TeaEqualsBliss

Thank you EVERYONE! I will have an update later tonight. Continued prayers, tho! Thanks!

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First off – thanks thepuriTea for the opportunity to try some of your tea!!!

This tea smells heavenly. I have no idea what a passion fruit tastes like but I hope it tastes like this tea smells. This teas smells deliciously tropical and fruity and it makes my stomach growl. This is the type of tea that you just want to eat the dry leaves!

The tea smells just as good once steeped and tastes delightful too! I am usually not a fan of fruit flavored teas because I find them sour but this one is not in the least bit sour. It is sweet and refreshing but not overpowerly so! It also has a nice black tea base that shines through beautifully.

Sadly I only have one serving of this tea left. I may have to invest in some more.

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I wish I had a cherry flavoured black. That’s just exactly what I’m in the mood for right now. As it happens, however, I do not currently possess a cherry flavoured anything.

So I searched through the black teas in the collection, looking for something that would fill the same sort of criteria. Fruity and black. My first thought was a strawberry black. Which I also don’t have. Second thought was either black currant or blackberry, both of which I have and both of which are really nice, but I’ve just had those recently. Not again already.

Passion fruit then. Very un-cherry-like, but still fruity and I see that it has been rated consistently high by others. I think this one came from QuiltGuppy, which reminds me that my lack of received samples, swaps and gifts organisation is soon to be a thing of the past. See the whole story in the brackets below.

Apart from this sudden onset of fruity black craving, I’ve actually been eyeing this one for a couple of days now, especially when preparing that morning pot. I just don’t think it’s very suitable for that particular purpose. Not the first cup of the morning, and not a shared one when I’m fairly certain that the boyfriend prefers something unflavoured at that point. He does now and then request something flavoured when I bother asking about preferences and sometimes when I don’t bother and just tell him what I intend to make and would he like some, he also agrees. It just never came to pass with this one yet. It’s an ample sample, though, (Ample sample! TEEHEE!) so he’ll probably be subjected to it sooner rather than later anyway.

The dry leaf smelled absolutely wonderful. It was all tropical fruity and even slightly yogurt-y and cake-like. The yogurt-y, cake-y notes are gone in the steeped cup, but the fruit is still strong, and it smells more genuinely passion fruit-y than it did in the dry leaf. There seems to be a touch of vanilla to it as well although this may just be the sweetness of the fruit playing tricks on me.

The flavour is strong and again very fruity. My problems with teas flavoured with passion fruit and mango and papaya so far have been that they all strike me as very similar flavours, and in some cases it’s quite synthetic in flavour as well. Consequently my interest in tropically flavoured teas have been rather low, as are my expectations when trying them out. This one, I’m pleased to inform, have none of those issues. It’s very clearly passion fruit rather than some generic tropical flavour and it tastes real. If I were to say anything negative about it, it would probably be that the flavouring was just a smidgeon too strong and slightly overwhelming. I should have liked a touch of subtlety here.

The tea base is also coming through nicely, in spite of the heavy flavouring. I can tell that it’s tea and that it’s black, but I can’t say anything else about it for certain. It’s a fairly strong bodied one and I’m thinking possibly something Ceylon-y. There’s something dark about it, a dark brownish red flavour that I would immediately associate with that flavour. A sort of polished cherry wood colour. I need to make up a plain Ceylon later and pay attention to whether that one provokes a colour association and whether that too is a dark brownish red.

All in all, I’m very pleasantly surprised by this one. In spite of previously mentioned reservations towards the tropical flavours family, I actually had some pretty high expectations of it, and I’m glad to say I was not let down.

(The boyfriend has bought me a plastic storage box of a suitable size and everything that was kicking about in the Sample Basket is now in the box, sorted according to type.

I’m going to need another box for pouches such as the ones from 52teas and Chi of Tea and suchlike. They don’t really belong in the Sample Box, even if a couple of them were gifts, but they don’t look very attractive on the shelves either with the tins. Now if I had one more shelf… but there’s no room for that unless we stretch to reach the new top one. I don’t think we’re very interested in that.

Anyway, the original plan was that each group of samples should be sorted according to where they came from, but that didn’t really seem to work out too well in the box. Partly because I can’t remember where I got all my current ones from, so I can’t sort them for certain and also partly because I’m not really likely to stand there and think, ‘Oh, I think I’ll want something from QG today.’ I’m more likely to decide I want something black or green.

I shall instead device a numbering system. I need a small notebook and some small labels, and then I’ll just number the lot according to who the gifter was. The boyfriend says I’m being highly OCD about it, but he did seem to agree that the current non-system of being unable to remember who to thank is a little rude of me. If OCD is the solution then so be it. :) )

Ashley Bain

1. Someone should create a Black Cherry Black blend.
2. “(Ample sample! TEEHEE!)” That made me giggle. I was in need of a giggle.
3. I need a system of organization like you have come up with.

Angrboda

I tried looking for a cherry black, just to see if any of the shops available to me might have one, but it seems like it’s either cherry blossoms or cherry + other things.

Organisation of received samples didn’t use to be a problem, but then I received some three or four large sendings within a short period of time and it just went wrong. Haven’t been able to keep track since.

teawing

I second that Black Cherry Black motion!

LiberTEAS

I was just writing a review of Ovation Teas’ Chocolate Orange Bliss and I noticed this tea (and thought of this post): http://www.ovationteas.com/flavored-teas/flavored-black-tea/cherry-black-tea-loose-leaf.html

Indigobloom

You inspire me to organize! I need some shelves… :D
OMG Cherry tea… maybe we can get Frank to make one up??? I would SO buy me some of that.

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Backlogging a tea of the afternoon……

I got a sample of this from thepuriTea during their Black Friday sale. I am not disappointed in this one…probably the best passionfruit tea I have had. It would be wonderful iced. I do feel that it tastes kind of close to the Lychee from Harney that I have on hand in a large bag, so unless I need to add things to my cart for shipping, I probably won’t purchase this one any time soon.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I like this one more than the Harney version. Thanks to Quiltguppy, I will now have to place an order with yet another tea company! :)

Dinosara

Yeah, this is probably my favorite passion fruit black that I’ve tried so far. Delish!

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I’m so excited about all of the new teas I have to taste and rate! The every lovely QuiltGuppy was kind enough to send me a cash of super exciting teas to sample. All I sent her was a scoby to get her started brewing kombucha, so I think it’s clear who’s the big winner here. I’m the big winner!!!!

Is it any surprise that the first tea I decide to try is a fruity black? Nope. I’m nothing if not predictable. Passion Fruit Black Tea from thepuriTea is just lovely! It has a vivid passion fruit flavor without having a perfume taste that can sometimes accompany lesser quality tropical fruit teas. The black tea is strong but very smooth. I’m drinking it hot with my breakfast, but I suspect that it will taste even better iced. Thank you QuiltGuppy :)

QuiltGuppy

It’s sooo good iced. One of my favorites. :D

Jenn

And yet you still shared it with me :) I can’t thank you enough.

QuiltGuppy

I can’t wait to try the kombucha. Okay, well, actually I’m a bit afraid that I’ve managed to cultivate some fatal bacteria that has taken hold of the scoby and will land my face on the home page of the CDC. Just a few more days now…

Jenn

Hahahaha! Maybe pot somehow works as an inoculation for rare strains of deadly kombucha bacteria. The hippies are playing it safe!!!!

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Steep Information:
Amount: ~6.4g
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strong passion fruit scent, candy like
Steeped Tea Smell: lightly fruity, sweet
Flavor: smooth black tea with hints of sweet fruit
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: hint of fruit, a little astringency
Liquor: dark brown

Added a little sugar and it brought out the fruit flavor, I highly recommend adding a pinch of sugar.

Delicious back tea, but not delicious enough to replace my love for thepuriTea mango black.

Images: Steep Information:
Amount: ~6.4g
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strong passion fruit scent, candy like
Steeped Tea Smell: lightly fruity, sweet
Flavor: smooth black tea with hints of sweet fruit
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: hint of fruit, a little astringency
Liquor: dark brown

Added a little sugar and it brought out the fruit flavor, I highly recommend adding a pinch of sugar.

Delicious back tea, but not delicious enough to replace my love for thepuriTea mango black.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I have tried to be good and save some of these new tea samples for Wednesdays when I have tea guests, but today I couldn’t stand it any longer. I am ironing…again…..and that is not something I enjoy, so on went Pandora (if you are around my age try putting in “Send Me An Angel” radio when you need motivation to bebop and clean house) and in went the tea. I made a cup hot and unsweetened and one glass iced and lightly sweetened. This is AWESOME! I think I especially liked it iced,and then I have another sip of the hot and change my mind. Good stuff, and made a less than enjoyable task more bearable. Thank you, thank you, QUILTGUPPY!

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One cup last night, and the last cup this morning. This tea is incredible, and near impossible to scorch!! I say that now – because it is safe to say it, since I no longer have any tea left.

This was so delicious, it smelled divine, it tasted divine, it was just… divine.

I say more but my brain is in an emotional funk.

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

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Backlogging from yesterday.

Yesterday, I decided to crack into my sample set from thepuriTea. I have to say, that I ordered this one last week when they had the sampler set with the pot and mug. The samples come in little cardboard pouches that contain two individual servings of the tea, so you can try it at least twice. I added on quite a few more samples and accessories and the savings was astronomical (insert sales pitch here)…onto the tea…

The dried tea is fragrant, oh man, is it fragrant, it smells very strongly of passion fruit – a sweet, almost sickening, slightly floral, very fruity and intensely tropical with a very natural honey/nectar smell. I do not think I have ever smelled a passion fruit that smells this fragrant, but it is not overpowering, it smells delicious. The tea smells so sweet I decide to not add anything to it, no real shock there, but I also cut my infusion time for black tea – this one I brewed hot for three minutes (no additives as I said).

The fresh brew mimics the aroma of the dried leaves. This liquor is shockingly dark, I know it is a black tea, but this is apparently a strong black tea, and strong at an abbreviated brew time. The tea continues to taste how it smells, sweet and rich, with no additives. I do not remember too many fruit flavored black teas in my many reviews, but this one stands out and will continue to do so. I plan to use the second half of my sample as an iced tea, but I also have the rest of the flavored black tea collection from thepuriTea, I will let you know how those go.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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