Review: SerendipiTea Congo Bongo

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Thumbs up!"Looking for a tropical adventure? This tea fits the bill."
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serendipcongobongoFor a summer day in August, the weather is surprising gloomy. Not really cold but rather overcast. So when I went digging through my samples, my goal was to find something that would bring some brightness to this Sunday. I ran across this sample from SerendipiTea. Just the name, Congo Bongo, is enough to bring a smile to my face and the aroma of mango and coconut is all tropical. Just what the doctor ordered.

This tea is a simple one without hoards of flavorings and bits of this or that. It only has three ingredients; mango, coconut, nilgiri black tea. This is a pretty tea with dark tea leaves, the chunks of coconut and the mango which resembles golden flower petals. I set up my sample to brew using 210 degree water and a three minute steep time.

This tea brews up dark, just a shade lighter then coffee. The mango really fades from the aroma once brewed. It now reminds me of toasted coconut. Since I do enjoy coconut in tea, this isn’t a bad thing.

The first taste knocked my socks off. I had assumed that since the mango scent had faded that I wouldn’t be picking up much of the flavor. This tea is just another example of what happens when you assume. The mango taste is first and foremost with the coconut following up on the backend. I am not able to pick up much of the taste of the tea leaves themselves as the other flavors are so present.

As my cup cools down, the Nilgiri starts to make itself known. It has a smooth well rounded taste with just a hint of dryness that encourages you to take another sip. SerendipiTea has blended a winner with their Congo Bongo. It is an all together pleasant cuppa tea and it is a tea that I could see myself adding to my stash.

— To purchase SerendipiTea Congo Bongo, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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