Black Tea: Mango

Ingredients: South Indian Flower Orange Pekoe, Marigold Petals, safflower Petals, Freeze-dried Mangoes, N/A Mango Flavour

Mango Tango!

Drinking this tea is a bit like drinking Autumn sunshine. Subtle. Warming. Hints of tantalizing flavours around the edges. Smooth as a golden drop of honey.

The mango doesn't make itself well known in this blend- you'd guess a few different fruits before you'd guess mango.

It has that characteristic Maya Tea smoothness, and is a sweet, light black tea.  I'd like to have it with a slice of sponge cake, or perhaps in sponge cake, just to see what the flavours would do.

Not a strong tea..milk or cream would probably overwhelm it, and sweeteners wouldn't do it any favours either. Something about the lingering quality reminds me of rooibos, an unusual quality for a black tea.

 

 



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