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drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
470 tasting notes

Trader Joe’s has these amazing dried mango slices that are soooo juicy, and they roll them in cayenne pepper for the tastiest spicy/sweet combo I’ve ever had. I was kind of hoping that this tea would taste like that, and Krystaleyn sent me some in our swap! I’ve been wanting to try it for a while but there are so many teas I have to get through ;~;

This is a juicy tea, and has a really strong mango flavor. I did steep mine for extra long, because I’ve found that DAVIDsTEA blends tend towards the weaker side of things. There is a nice green tea flavor, but it’s not that strong—mostly this is just mango-y. The chili, though, is disappointingly lacking. I wanted spicy, and this really isn’t—there’s a bit of heat after the sip that lingers in your mouth, but it’s not spicy enough for my taste. There are really big chili threads in this blend so I thought I’d have more oomph. It’s tasty for sure, but I think the name is a little misleading… there’s definitely no Diablo in here!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

You are the second one to review this today I think – sounded great the first time and now it must be a sign I need to get this!

Alphakitty

If you like mango it’s definitely worth trying! I might just throw some cayenne in there next time I make some, since the mango flavor is so good.

Azzrian

Oh yes I do love mango AND Cayenne – love peppered fruit teas!

Alphakitty

Do you have an suggestions for a good fruity, peppery tea? I’d like to try some with more oomph.

ashmanra

I second that! :D

Kittenna

That’s so weird, I reviewed it last night and definitely found there to be a good deal of heat. And since I didn’t dump the rest of the bag into my infuser (since I left a cup’s worth for Amanda), I should have had pretty much the same mix as you, no potentially spicy bottom-of-bag remnants. Did you have pieces of mango in yours? I didn’t; maybe they counteract the spicy??

Kittenna

I suppose it could be a fair bit spicier though, and that might be what you’re looking for. I’m not a huge spice fan though, so it was enough for me. I seem to recall the Mayan Chocolate Chai having a bit of a bigger kick, especially when one inadvertently scoops all the cayenne into their infuser… O.o

Alphakitty

I did have some pretty big mango chunks, so that might be why—I have enough left for another cup so I’ll play around with different steep temperatures and times!

hannabling

I’m going to check out the mango chunks at Trader Joes.

Alphakitty

They’re amazingly delicious if you like spice—they definitely don’t skimp on the cayenne!

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Azzrian

You are the second one to review this today I think – sounded great the first time and now it must be a sign I need to get this!

Alphakitty

If you like mango it’s definitely worth trying! I might just throw some cayenne in there next time I make some, since the mango flavor is so good.

Azzrian

Oh yes I do love mango AND Cayenne – love peppered fruit teas!

Alphakitty

Do you have an suggestions for a good fruity, peppery tea? I’d like to try some with more oomph.

ashmanra

I second that! :D

Kittenna

That’s so weird, I reviewed it last night and definitely found there to be a good deal of heat. And since I didn’t dump the rest of the bag into my infuser (since I left a cup’s worth for Amanda), I should have had pretty much the same mix as you, no potentially spicy bottom-of-bag remnants. Did you have pieces of mango in yours? I didn’t; maybe they counteract the spicy??

Kittenna

I suppose it could be a fair bit spicier though, and that might be what you’re looking for. I’m not a huge spice fan though, so it was enough for me. I seem to recall the Mayan Chocolate Chai having a bit of a bigger kick, especially when one inadvertently scoops all the cayenne into their infuser… O.o

Alphakitty

I did have some pretty big mango chunks, so that might be why—I have enough left for another cup so I’ll play around with different steep temperatures and times!

hannabling

I’m going to check out the mango chunks at Trader Joes.

Alphakitty

They’re amazingly delicious if you like spice—they definitely don’t skimp on the cayenne!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

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