Curuba Green Tea

Tea type
Fruit Green Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
banana, Cream, Passion Fruit, Tart, Banana, Creamy, Nectarine, Pineapple, Smooth, Soybean, Spring Water, Sweet, Thick
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Homemade Advent Day 4 from AJRimmer (forgot to post this note apparently) This one was nice and the banana and passionfruit were definitely present. The passionfruit is somewhat tart and acts as a...” Read full tasting note
  • “Sipdown! (40 | 449) This was a freebie from my last order, thanks Anne! And actually it’s probably my favorite tea from that order so far. It’s a green base with banana and passion fruit flavors,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I admit – it’s the black, oolong, and white teas that I tend to get excited for from 52teas. I’ve never really been big on flavoured greens, and they are often disappointing from any company (and,...” Read full tasting note
    81
  • “Oh I may recognize this passion fruit flavor from a different 52teas tea – Blue Star maybe? I really liked that one, so I’m excited to encounter it again. It goes well with the banana and the green...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for June 7, 2021!

What is a Curuba? It’s a Colombian fruit that’s aka the Passionfruit Banana. For this blend, I started with a very special green tea from Colombia. When brewed, these big, beautiful & wiry leaves offer a sweet, slightly vegetative yet fruity taste & a thick, creamy texture.

To these unique tea leaves, I added bunch of freeze-dried bananas & some finely ground, freeze-dried passionfruit powder. Now, I don’t know if a curuba fruit actually tastes like passionfruit & banana – but since it’s called the Passionfruit Banana – I decided that it should taste like that.

Sweet, exotic & delicious!

It’s also VEGAN, organic, gluten-free, allergen-free & all natural.

organic ingredients: green tea, bananas, passionfruit & natural flavors

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Homemade Advent Day 4
from AJRimmer
(forgot to post this note apparently)
This one was nice and the banana and passionfruit were definitely present. The passionfruit is somewhat tart and acts as a nice contrast to the banana. The green tea base is present and I also tasted a very strong cream note on the second steep of this tea. It tasted just like the cream note in another 52 Teas blend specifically the amaretto pears with cream tea. This was yummy but an unexpected appearance in this tea.

Flavors: banana, Cream, Passion Fruit, Tart

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown! (40 | 449)

This was a freebie from my last order, thanks Anne! And actually it’s probably my favorite tea from that order so far.

It’s a green base with banana and passion fruit flavors, which I really like together. The banana is ripe and slightly creamy, while the passion fruit is more tart and punchy. Truthfully, I’ve never had a real passion fruit, but the flavor in this tea reminds me of a sort of fusion of nectarine and pineapple with a nice juicy tartness to it. The base is a very mellow green tea with slightly creamy beany notes. I wouldn’t call it mineral but it does have a nice sort of clear spring water sweetness to it.

Overall, really good, and the flavor combo reminds me a bit of a tropical smoothie. I’ll have to be on the lookout for passion fruit at the grocery store, I really need to try a real one to compare with the teas I’ve had!

Flavors: Banana, Creamy, Nectarine, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Smooth, Soybean, Spring Water, Sweet, Tart, Thick

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Some of our small independent fruit markets carry this in season. Mind you, we have a growing South American population in these areas.

Evol Ving Ness

The Spanish name for it is maracuya. You may be more successful looking for it under that name.

Cameron B.

I think I’ve seen it at our grocery store before, I’ve just never bought one. We have quite a high Mexican population so a lot of the less common tropical fruits are often sold in regular grocery stores.

Evol Ving Ness

The ones I buy are dark purple bigger than gold ball size with a sort of star shared leaf arrangement on the top. The sweet tart jelly centre is kind of enclosed in a juice sac beyond the hard walls of the fruit.. I don’t know if there are other varieties. Sounds like you should be well hooked up.

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I admit – it’s the black, oolong, and white teas that I tend to get excited for from 52teas. I’ve never really been big on flavoured greens, and they are often disappointing from any company (and, well, herbal/honeybush/rooibos typically don’t taste great to me regardless of flavour). However, I was in the mood for something different, and this is what I grabbed.

Immediately, my interest was piqued when I opened up the packet, as the aroma was a delicious, tropical, banana-heavy fragrance. A great sign, and somewhat unexpected how tasty it smelled. To my delight – it also ended up being pretty darn tasty once brewed up! The flavours were a bit more muted than the initial aromas, but the banana gave the tea a nice sweetness/creaminess. Bonus, I could taste the flavour of the base tea, which I’ve now forgotten how to describe, but it was very much not metallic, or with any off-flavours that often end up being detractors in a flavoured green. Overall a really pleasant green, and it made me kind of excited to try some of the others in my box!

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Oh I may recognize this passion fruit flavor from a different 52teas tea – Blue Star maybe? I really liked that one, so I’m excited to encounter it again. It goes well with the banana and the green base, though the banana could be a little fresher tasting and the green tea a little clearer. I preferred Blue Star, but this one tastes quite fresh and is an interesting new take on this flavor. And I’m drinking it cold instead of warm like the other one, so it’s a different experience. It’s not quite tasty enough that I’d order it again, but it reminded me to request a reblend of that other one sometime!

Cameron B.

Ooh I got this one as a freebie and didn’t realize it’s passion fruit. Now I’m excited for it!

AJRimmer

Yeah, it’s definitely a flavor I don’t see often enough in tea!

Cameron B.

Dammann Frères does a lovely version, hopefully this is good too!

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I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the combination of banana and passionfruit before, but I really like it! It embraces those underlying tropical flavours of banana and creates something really fun with tangy elements as well as the comforting familiarity of the 52Teas banana flavour. I love that this isn’t too sweet or too tangy/tart – just nice and approachable. That said, I think the noticeably grassy and vegetal flavour of the green tea is a little intrusive of that beautiful tropical fruit medley happening – but I also have to acknowledge I’m simply more sensitive to those notes as well.

tea-sipper

I think Frank had a banana/passion fruit tea but this wasn’t the name.

52Teas

I’m not sure if he did or not, he may very well have had one – but it most likely wouldn’t have been with the Colombian base?

52Teas

Ha! I even had that one – and I don’t remember it. In my defense, we really do make a lot of tea – so it’s easy to forget one or two.

Roswell Strange

Oh for sure – I can’t even imagine having to keep track of all the past blends, haha

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