Tazo Passion Herbal Tea is a premium-priced herbal tea, but a premium tasting one as well. It’s out-of-the-mainstream fruity flavor and sweet aroma hints of tropical origins, beckoning all who sip it to plan their next vacation somewhere south of where they are. The box describes this tea as, “An exuberant herbal infusion of hibiscus, orange peal, rose hips, and passion fruit flavors.” Well, I’d agree. None of these tastes clearly dominates this concoction. But each and every one can be sensed when taking slow, contemplative sips.
This has a clear, light green appearance with no bitterness as long as you do not over-steep it. This combination herbal tee and green tea sweetens well with stevia. For a premium name brand green tea, Tazo tea is not terribly expensive, fairly easy to find, and it stores well and for long periods due to the individually-wrapped and airtight teabags. A staunch tea fan since I’ve had freckles on my arms, I’ve consumed thousands of cups of hundreds of makes of teas, including this one, and though a bit more pricey than I’m used to, this green lemon mint tea has a flowing and a little sassy taste consistency that positively sets it apart from other green lemon teas I’ve sampled,. The spearmint is quite subtle, dominated by the lemon. But the mint here makes an essential contribution to the total taste of this tea nonetheless.
Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages
- Each teabag is individually wrapped in a translucent, airtight paper. Absolutely no aroma escapes the encasing pouch until you tear off the top.
- The box includes a, “best before,” date which is three years out from the date of manufacture. This tea retains its distinctive flavor for years more than that if kept cool.
- Caffeine free, gluten free, sugar free, and calorie free.
- The orange peal herein, gives a notable tanginess to this fruity herbal tea blend.
- This beverage appears similarly to cranberry juice or red wine, with an inviting, vibrant red hue, and an exotic flavor that never grows monotonous.
- This passion fruit tea accepts stevia sweetener without much flavor change besides the added sweetness. Or, agave nectar and honey produce a pleasant and unique flavor combination when stirred into this tea, if you do not mind the added calories of these sweeteners.
- The packaging is derived from at least fifty percent recycled matereals, and Tazo claims that, “We source naturally.”
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- The price is a little higher than comparable herbal teas.
- While this tea is by no means the most expensive, it’s not the cheapest one either, and costs about a third more per box than competing herbal tea brands.
- The flavor is not any “better,” than these cheaper alternative teas. However, it is unique, and probably well worth the money if you’re passionate about the combination of flavors in this Tazo product.
- The authors are reluctant to call this herbal tea completely natural, as it contains citric acid, and a nebulous, “natural tropical flavors,” description in the ingredients list.
- Perhaps too many different flavors here. Like a choir in a reverberating hall with too many voices, the numerous taste sensations in this tea can become a veritable din on the tongue if you’re not in the right mood to appreciate it.
- Does not taste much like passion fruit, though the word passion is included in its name. A bit surprising.
Hibiscus flowers, natural tropical flavors, citric acid, licorice root, orange peel, cinnamon, rose hips, lemongrass, fruit juice extract (color).
- Boil some cold, filtered water.
- When the water is boiling rapidly, remove the outer rap from one teabag (Tazo calls these filterbags).
- Put the teabag in a mug or cup.
- Remove water from heat and pour into cop, over the filterbag.
- Allow to steep for three to four minutes to realize all the flavor that this product has to offer.
We’d rate this tea at 85 out of 100. It’s expensive, with a rather complicated taste. But the flavor is certainly redeeming.
Where To Buy Tazo Passion Herbal Tea
Look for this tea product in the thick paper white box, with the taped lid on the box’s side, at your favorite larger grocery store. We found ours at a Walmart super center.
- Hibiscus Flower on Wikipedia
- Rose Hip Fruit on Wikipedia
- Tazo Tea web site
- Where to buy Tazo Passion Herbal Teas
- 2014-12-01: Adjusted ad placement and revised content.
- 2014-09-09: Added picture.