Thursday, April 9, 2009


Tea: Mango
Vendor: Adagio Teas
Price: $6.00 / 4 oz
Vendor Description: An ancient Hindu legend recounts the story of the mango tree growing from the ashes of the sun princess who had been incinerated by an evil sorceress. When the mango ripened and fell to the ground, the beautiful sun princess emerged. Our bestselling Mango Tea combines the taste of Ceylon tea with the flavor of perfectly ripened mangoes. Sun princess sold separately.

Leaf: This is another one of the lineup from Adagio's flavored tea category. It has their typical black tea base to it, with some dried fruit and yellow blossoms mixed in. It has a rather unusual musky aroma to it.

1st Infusion Parameters: 3g, 5oz, 5 min, 208F

1st Infusion: This tea produces a very typical black tea, red hue. The color is somewhat vibrant and warm. There is a very sweet fresh mango aroma paired with the smell of dried mangoes. The tea itself is somewhat light bodied for a black tea. The flavor itself feels sharp and there is a rich fruitiness on the back. There is a medium sense of astringency when it finishes off.

Rating: 4/10

Conclusion: There is nothing impressive about this tea. It falls right into the ranks of the rest of the flavored lineup from Adagio. Good if you want to make a mango inspired blend with one of their signature blends, but unless you're a great mango fan I don't see many people picking this one up specifically.

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