Feijoa is a fruit native to South America. I’d never heard of such a fruit until visiting D’s grandmother in New Zealand where the feijoa is a popular garden tree and the fruit is commonly available in season. The fruit weren’t yet ripe on her tree, though, so instead I tried feijoa nectar from the local supermarket. It was much grittier than guava nectar, yet the alternative name for a feijoa — pineapple guava — is quite appropriate: it tastes like a green apple guava with the sour sweetness of a pineapple.
With a pleasant enough first experience with feijoa, I picked up Healtheries Feijoa Infusion. Infusing for 4 minutes in 200 ml of boiling water gave a golden liquor and a sweet fruity aroma. This fruity sweetness is carried through to the first sips and reminds of the fleshy, softer parts of a guava, before giving way to very faintly sour bitter finish, much like that from a fresh pineapple. So, this tea tastes like the nectar without the grit. A fan of the fruit — an acquired taste to an extent — would be a fan of this tea.
This box of Healtheries Feijoa Infusion contained 20 tea bags. It was packed in New Zealand and purchased in Auckland, New Zealand in 2014.