Review: Culinary Teas Crime of Passion Green Tea

Culinary Teas, Green Tea, Papaya Tea, Passion Fruit Tea, Sunflower Tea Add comments
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Its OK"The flavor of the green tea is very faint, being masked for the most part by the fruit and flower flavors. I don't detect the specific papaya or passionfruit notes, but I do sense a general "tropical fruit" feel of this tea."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6.8/10
Other Teaviews: Laura gave it 6.7/10
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culinarycrimepassionDespite a somewhat corny name, Crime of Passion Green Tea is a pretty decent tea. This tea is a blend of green tea, papaya, sunflower petals, and passionfruit flavors. Not much detail about this tea is provided on the Culinary Teas website, so I don't know the origin of the green tea or if the passionfruit flavor is naturally or artificially derived. The tea leaves were various shades of dark green and, although not whole leaves, they were pretty big in size. Besides the green tea leaves, the sunflower petals were the most abundant ingredient. The papaya pieces in my sample were very small; the biggest piece I encountered was about half the size of a raisin. In the process of reviewing this tea, I brewed a few cups of this. In every cup, I noticed a collection of brown and black dusty particles collecting at the bottom of my cup. I am not really sure what this is all about, but it wasn't a make-or-break point of the tea. The flavor of the green tea is very faint, being masked for the most part by the fruit and flower flavors. The green tea is not bitter, which is a big plus since that would clash horribly with the fruit and flowers. I don't detect the specific papaya or passionfruit notes, but I do sense a general "tropical fruit" feel of this tea. Something in this tea coats my teeth and tongue with a sort of chalkiness which ultimately has the effect of making the flavor of the tea linger in my mouth. As with most flavored green teas, I preferred this tea iced, or at least cooled, rather than as a hot tea. This tea has a light, summery, tropical feel to it, which is somewhat uplifting as I look out my window and see overcast and gloomy skies. I live in South Florida, where it rarely dips below 70 degrees at any time of the year, but I imagine that those that live in colder places could sip this tea during harsh winters as a reminder that spring and summer are around the corner. In all, this was a worthwhile flavored green tea and one I would recommend to those that like tropical fruit flavors and who are more interested in the tropical flavors than the flavor of the green tea base.

— To purchase Culinary Teas Crime of Passion Green Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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