passion fruit black
Ingredients: Black tea Orange Pekoe grade, natural dried papaya, sunflower petals, calendula, natural flavors
Cup Characteristics: A mellow tropical fruit character that has sweet overtones
Options: Excellent to make an iced tea with some organic honey or a pinch of sugar
Benefits: Black tea is a lot more flavorful and caffeine-laden than its counterparts which do not enjoy this amount of oxidation. Drinking black tea is also help to reduce cardiovascular problems, prevent cancer and lower risk of diabetes.
Fun to know: While you might be inclined to believe that Passion Fruit (Latin: Passiflora edulis) gets its name from its passion inducing flavor, you would be very wrong. The fruit was actually given its name by Jesuit priests in Brazil sometime in the 1700’s. During colonial times, as Jesuits traveled throughout South and North America, they brought the fruit with them and planted the seeds in the gardens of their missions. In fact the Jesuits were probably the first people to cultivate them in California where Passion Fruits are now widely grown commercially. The flavor of Passion Fruit is unique, it has a musky guava-like character with a slightly acidic profile ranging from sweet to tart depending on the time picked. This profile makes it a perfect match with the astringency of our Ceylon tea.
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