Crime of Passion Green Tea from Culinary Teas

crimeofpassionTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Culinary Teas

Tea Description:

Memories of the Copacabana Beach in Rio. Papaya pieces, sunflower petals and criminally exotic passion fruit notes infuse superior green tea.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Mmm!  This Crime of Passion Green Tea from Culinary Teas takes me (or at least my taste buds!) on a tropical vacation!  The sweet passion fruit and papaya flavors meld together with the lush, green tea to present a really tasty tea with tropical flair.

The green tea base is a Chinese Sencha, and it lends a sweet, buttery and slightly vegetal note to the cup.  I’m not finding this to be overly vegetative or grassy.  It’s a light “grassiness” – I find the buttery/creamy notes of this tea to be stronger than the grassy/vegetal tones to be.  The texture of the buttery notes give this a very smooth mouthfeel.

The passion fruit and papaya are beautifully sweet.  There are hints of tartness in there too, but mostly, I taste sweet tropical fruit.  The fruit notes here are strong and are edging out the flavor of the green tea just a tad – that is to say that the flavor is stronger than the green tea – but it’s so tasty that I am finding it difficult to find fault with this, especially since I can taste the green tea.  It just isn’t as strong as the fruit notes.

A really tasty tea.  It tastes great served hot (and makes a nice mental va-cay during the cold winter when you want to think of warm tropical breezes, the sun and the surf!) but it’s even better iced.  Very refreshing!

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