This is on par with Miss Dammann, both green teas with passionfruit flavoring. I thought it was going to be a coconut chai on a green base but it’s so much not that and more. It’s actually a delicately spiced passionfruit green tea and one that is very well done. Dammann Frères, to me, has mastered the application of passionfruit flavoring. It’s just so bright and vibrant! The spices, as I said, were delicate and they kind of twinkled among the passionfruit. I tasted cinnamon and slight clove more in the first steep. In the second steep, I tasted more the herbal-cooling cardamom and floral-spicy pink peppercorn after I crushed them both. I wasn’t too stoked about reading coconut flavoring in the ingredients (it’s so often cloying), but it seems to add a very slight creamy tone, no flavor per se.
The base tea… it’s a good one, mild, thick and glassy. I like Dammann Frères base teas. They really pay attention to mouthfeel, which no other flavored tea companies really seem to do. I think that’s what I like so much about DF.
After I drank this tea, I was thinking about tea blending and flavoring as the process of designing a masterpiece pleasing to the senses. When you admire a beautiful or intriguing artistic composition or architectural phenomenon or fashion piece, there are always focal points and flows to and from those focal points. That’s what I feel like is happening with DF teas. To my tongue, they’re art.
Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Passion Fruit, Peppercorn, Sweet, Thick