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A few weeks ago, I had a friend over for a tea party. Now, when I host a tea party like this, it usually means serving some of the Chinese teas I have gong fu style, since most of my friends have no experience with them. For this one fateful party, my friend brought along a lovely array of teas from her own personal stash for me to taste!

I was very excited to try them, as many of the teas were picked up in Mexico where she spends a month or two each year.

While this one was clearly not from Mexico, I was interested to try this tea in particular and, at long last… here I am!

I’m not a big fan of mango, so I wasn’t sure how I’d like this tea. The dry leaf and following the liquor were quite sweet in aroma. I was concerned that the tea itself would be too sweet for my sensibilities. However, my worries were unfounded and I discovered this to be a very mildly flavored tea.

It is sweet and tropical, but not in an overpowering way, which suits me very nicely. It almost has a coconut-y after-taste once the tea is more in the “warm” zone than hot. It’s definitely interesting. I’m not sure it’s really my style, but I’m enjoying it this morning!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

Mangosteen is a purple fruit from a tropical evergreen and not a mango of any sort. I tried this tea too just because I had the fruit in the tropics but you rarely find it here. I found it dehidrated at Trader Joe’s in California.

Dinah Saur

Interesting! Though this does actually have mango in it as well, it says on the package. I guess that’s more what I was referring to with the mango. But I did not know that about the Mangosteen! I’ll have to see if I can find some at TJs sometime. :)

Bonnie

Sorry ol neighbor I wasn’t trying to be uppity but many people get the mango and mangosteen associated because of the name. Mango on it’s own is not good except as fresh fruit or juice in my opinion. I have a powder used in Indian cooking that is really tangy sour!

Dinah Saur

Not at all! I just didn’t specify at the time that there was actual mango as well as mangosteen. :)

And yeah, I guess I’m not a big fan of most tropical fruits by themselves, actually. Just not to my taste!

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Bonnie

Mangosteen is a purple fruit from a tropical evergreen and not a mango of any sort. I tried this tea too just because I had the fruit in the tropics but you rarely find it here. I found it dehidrated at Trader Joe’s in California.

Dinah Saur

Interesting! Though this does actually have mango in it as well, it says on the package. I guess that’s more what I was referring to with the mango. But I did not know that about the Mangosteen! I’ll have to see if I can find some at TJs sometime. :)

Bonnie

Sorry ol neighbor I wasn’t trying to be uppity but many people get the mango and mangosteen associated because of the name. Mango on it’s own is not good except as fresh fruit or juice in my opinion. I have a powder used in Indian cooking that is really tangy sour!

Dinah Saur

Not at all! I just didn’t specify at the time that there was actual mango as well as mangosteen. :)

And yeah, I guess I’m not a big fan of most tropical fruits by themselves, actually. Just not to my taste!

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