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drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

Once again, I was sucked in by the “new tea!” at David’s Tea. I went in to smell this and the Canada Day blend and left with a pre-filled bag of both. As a “white” (I use quotation marks because I have trouble seeing tea amongst all the other ingredients) this is one of the more expensive teas at DT – I think it was $10 for 50 g. In general I have no problem with white teas costing more but since I have trouble seeing any tea in here at all, I think this is a classic case of DT over-charging and hoping nobody notices. I bought the 32 g bag for $6.50 and feel a little ripped off by how little there is in here. There won’t be as many pots of this as I would hope for the cost, especially since they recommend 2 tsp of tea to a cup.

Cost woes aside, the smell of this dry tea is amazing. I have had a couple mango teas in my day and found none of them captured the smell or taste of mango. This one has the ripe sweet mango smell bang on. This is very exciting! Once I poured the water into the pot, I noticed a lot of little floaty bits that escaped my fine metal strainer. I know it’s picky of me, but I hate when bits make it into my cup…it keeps it steeping and generally sort of grosses me out. Minus points for cost and floaty bits, but big points for smell. Lets see how taste holds up…

The liquor is really quite yellow and honestly smells still quite a bit like mango. Maybe more mango juice than fresh mango, but that’s okay. Still doing better than my other mango teas. First sips are bright and juicy. Not necessarily mango but definite tropical fruit with an almost sharp taste. No tea flavour at all, but I’d be shocked if there was. This is actually really satisfying as a mango taste for me. If you’re not looking for tea flavour, this is a tea that I would think has a wide range of appeal. I could imagine enticing my grandmother with this one (but only if I told her it was herbal…she doesn’t like true tea to not taste like tea. If I called it a tisane, she’d be all over it). Similarly, I think my 2,3 and 6 year old cousins would love this iced.

I really like this and on a taste scale it deserves mid 80s. I don’t know that I will buy more because it’s just more expensive than I would prefer. It’ll be interesting to see if this can manage a re-steep, since tisanes aren’t so great for that usually and this might as well just be a tisane. I look forward to the adventure, though!

PS – Thank you Mother Nature for giving me a day cool enough to enjoy a hot cuppa in my (always hot) apartment without complaining! I think it would almost be worth having air conditioning so I could still have tea in the morning and at night.

aisling of tea

Yeah, I had that same feeling of betrayal when I opened my bag. I mixed it with a bit of Whisky White to get more actual tea in there and make it last longer. It turned out delicious! But if I were to buy more of this Mango Madness, I would likely buy some straight white to mix it with, which would make this crazy expensive.

Jessie

Oh no. I haven’t opened my bag yet, but I had it iced from the store today and like so many of their non-tisanes lately, there seems to be very little to do with tea!

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

I just think the DT White tea blend which is really worth the price is the White Tiger blend. It’s REALLY light (for a 100g of this tea you have 2 full-filled DT pot) so you got a LOTS of this one, it’s really a tasty tea! And finally, the taste of this one is simply AMAZING!

Try it and buy it if you don’t already have it. :)

aisling of tea

White Tiger is one of my all-time favorites. I have to agree, it is the DT white tea that is the most worth the money!

Uniquity

I have White Tiger. I’m pretty certain is the white that I adored….I still have some at home from my sample, actually. It’s funny because it’s one of those teas that I can actually evoke a taste memory of when I think about it.

Indigobloom

my friend tried it iced yesterday. Interesting, but somehow not my fave. It smells amazing of course :)

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aisling of tea

Yeah, I had that same feeling of betrayal when I opened my bag. I mixed it with a bit of Whisky White to get more actual tea in there and make it last longer. It turned out delicious! But if I were to buy more of this Mango Madness, I would likely buy some straight white to mix it with, which would make this crazy expensive.

Jessie

Oh no. I haven’t opened my bag yet, but I had it iced from the store today and like so many of their non-tisanes lately, there seems to be very little to do with tea!

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

I just think the DT White tea blend which is really worth the price is the White Tiger blend. It’s REALLY light (for a 100g of this tea you have 2 full-filled DT pot) so you got a LOTS of this one, it’s really a tasty tea! And finally, the taste of this one is simply AMAZING!

Try it and buy it if you don’t already have it. :)

aisling of tea

White Tiger is one of my all-time favorites. I have to agree, it is the DT white tea that is the most worth the money!

Uniquity

I have White Tiger. I’m pretty certain is the white that I adored….I still have some at home from my sample, actually. It’s funny because it’s one of those teas that I can actually evoke a taste memory of when I think about it.

Indigobloom

my friend tried it iced yesterday. Interesting, but somehow not my fave. It smells amazing of course :)

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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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