Finishing up this sample from Lori
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 212° 750ml filtered
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (Black, Medium)
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet and fruity, but not specifically mango
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, mango + other fruits + black tea
Flavor: black tea, dried mango snacks, astringent, a touch bitter
Aftertaste: sweet fruity, astringent, a touch bitter
Liquor: dark orange brown
Again, as the name implies, tastes like those dried mango fruit snacks. It’s not the fresh juicy mango taste, but it is truly mango. If we had not tried Mango Black from thepuriTea.com this would be the new favorite. Theirs wins out by virtue of being true fresh mango.
2 minutes versus 3 did not cut down on the bitterness or astringency much.
Post-Steep Additives: 1/2 tsp German rock sugar
More sweetened dried mango, yum yum!