Hello from the ISLANDS, friends! It’s me! Sipping delicious passionfruit tea from under a flowering palm! Attractive, tattooed men are fanning me! I’m going to ride a dolphin later!
Oh wait, I’m in Pennsylvania, and it’s raining.
Sad but true: I’ve been sitting on this sample for, like, a month. I haven’t reviewed it because the word “Hawaii” makes me sad. One of my best friends moved to Hawaii half a decade ago and basically disappeared from my life altogether. I miss them so much that, like, seeing a reference to Lilo and Stitch feels like a laceration to my spirit.
But hey — YOU don’t have a weird thing about Hawaii! It didn’t steal any of YOUR pals! You probably like Hawaii (on principle — who can afford to fly there?).
And oh gosh, this tea really is tasty. No joke. It’s juicy and ripe and fruity and has a very robust black base. Wow. It genuinely is one of those beefy beach boys showing up with a platter of fruit. Thanks, Mr. Muscles, for this lovely dish. SAVORY.
This tea is so delicious it’s ALMOST making me forgive the entire state.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Hawaiian Islands Tea Company
Anyone who’s traveled to the Na Pali coast of Kauai understands the majesty of the mountains standing against the pounding of the sea. It is this boldness that inspired the name of our bold and practically perfect passion fruit tea.Made with classic Camellia Sinensis tea leaves and natural flavoring. Rich in polyphenols (antioxidant), our Passion Fruit Tea has lasting flavor, even after prolonged storage.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
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These are my TOP TEN Surprising Teas of the Moment here at SororiTea Sisters! I’ve been doing some of these TOP TEN lists as of late and I have been asked to do more! I certainly aim to please so here is one of many!
This TOP TEN List is of the TOP SURPRISING Teas of the Moment! Since we drink SO MUCH tea here I’m sure we will be doing this one every so often with a new list of teas!
My taste buds are different from yours so these are just a few of my suggestions to check out! If you have some suggestions we would LOVE to hear about them! Let us know in comments!
Growing up, my parents had the MOST beautiful, delicious raspberry bushes growing on the side of our garage. I remember going out with clean empty yogurt containers (reuse, reduce, recycle, anyone?) to fill with freshly picked berries for an afternoon snack. And you guys, these were the BEST berries– warm and sun-ripened, juicy and fresh.
Now as an adult, with raspberry bushes long gone (RIP, bushes), I’m constantly holding every raspberry I eat up to the impossible standards of those juicy yard berries of my youth.
When I pulled this tea from my sample pile, I knew I’d be searching for that bright, fresh berry flavor I love so much in my steeped cup. I don’t get too much raspberry from sniffing the dry leaf, but I’m still hopeful.
As a hot cup, it’s okay for me, but full disclosure, I’m not a huge fan of hot white tea. On a whim, I decide to cold-brew a cup (in December, of all things– not my usual, but spoiler alert: I’m glad I did!) and whoa!
There’s that bright, juicy raspberry flavor I love so much. It might not be a fresh cup of juicy summer berries picked right off the vine, but it’s the closest I’ve found in a cup of tea. I’ll be drinking this one iced all through the long winter months until berry season is back for real!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: White Tea
Where to Buy: Tea of Life
- White Tea with Natural Raspberry flavors
- All natural fine Ceylon Teas
- A natural source of anti-oxidants to protect your body
- Kosher, Gluten and Sodium free