Lately, I’ve been turning to fruity green teas for my afternoon tea fix. One of the things I got with my Adagio rep voucher was this orchard green teas sampler, which came in a deal with the ingenuiTEA steeper. And in today’s post, I am talking about their mango green tea.
I love mango! Just eating the fruit is always a nice experience. It’s so happy tasting to me. I’ve had a few mango teas before, but most of them didn’t have as much fruit flavor as this one. The fruit taste is a bit stronger than the taste of the tea, but the mango taste goes well with the butteriness of the camellia sinensis.
Ingredients: Green Tea, Natural Mango Flavor, Apple Pieces, Mango Pieces & Marigold Flowers.
“Lore (from Adagio’s website): Mangoes originated in Southeast Asia, where they had been cultivated for over 4,000 years. Since their discovery, mango groves have spread to many parts of the world, though mostly the tropical and sub-tropical climates. There are over 1,000 different varieties of the mango plant in existence, and India alone produces half of the world’s supply. Mangoes are used widely in the culinary world, from sweet sticky rice, to delicate chutneys, to spicy and savory pickles. It’s also an important part of non-food life in several cultures; both the fruit and leaves are used for decoration, religious ceremonies and weddings.”
Aromatically, this tea smells like a fruity candy. It has a very sweet, fruity scent. Those flavors are also very noticeable in the tea blend’s taste.
This is a very smooth tea, and I also let it get cold and added some ice to see the difference in flavor. I enjoyed it both hot and cool, but I think it’s sweeter when chilled. When it’s warm it reminds me of a warm afternoon in the summertime, perfect to enjoy when the weather is cooler.
Let me know in the comments below, which teas remind you of summertime?