Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"If you are expecting a strong hit of mango, you will likely be disappointed, but if you like flowery flavors, this one may serve you well. "|
Living somewhere where mango grows in abundance, I have developed an intense love of this fruit. So of course I was happy to sample Mango Amazon black tea from The Tea Can Company. The tea is listed as containing black tea, mango pieces, marigold flowers, and mango and passion fruit flavors. It is not clear to me if these fruit flavors are naturally or artificially derived. I poured boiling water over my tea sachet and let it steep for three minutes. I instantly noticed a strong flowery scent coming off the tea, and as I took my first sip, it was the flowery element instead of the fruity element which caught my attention. Floral notes can be, in my opinion, hit or miss, and in this case, as I was hoping for a strong mango flavor and instead got a pretty intense floral flavor, this was a miss. I would have preferred to see the floral contribution subdued a bit. After getting past the floral notes, I focused on the fruity flavors, and I found that the mango was really hard to discern, and was masked by the pungency of the passionfruit flavor. There was a hard-to-describe sharpness to the flavor which I found could only be controlled with the addition of some rock sugar. I noted that this tea was decent as a hot tea, but better suited to be taken as an iced tea. Overall, this isn't necessarily a low-quality tea, but just one whose flavor profile doesn't meld with my taste buds. If you are expecting a strong hit of mango, you will likely be disappointed, but if you like flowery flavors, this one may serve you well. This is one of several Tea Can Company teas I have reviewed, and while it is certainly not a bad tea, it is my least favorite of all that I have sampled.
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