8 Tasting Notes
WOW! Best. Lemony. Tea. Ever.
I was actually just embarrassed by sniffing this tea and, very loudly, saying “OOOH! SO LEMMONY!” in the middle of the office. My boss got a kick. But it was worth it!
I’d imagine it’d be fantastic iced- it’s not too tart, just this wonderfully citrusy drink with its own sweetness. Drank it with a spoonful of sugar, as usual.
Got this yesterday on a wegmans run, and I was craving a chai so it worked out well.
I didn’t feel like the chai or the chocolate were quite strong enough for me, but especially not the chai. I like my chai to have a bit more of a kick. However, this would probably be good for chai lattes- particularly iced come summertime. I’ll have to try it.
Ok, something really weird, and very serendipitous, happened. Yssah shipped me this tea in the midst of many other samples (which all look amazing, Yssah, so thanks so much!). However, one of the samples, directly next to it, was a Lapsang Souchong. So when I realized the other teas might be polluted, I thought they’d be ruined… Except not!
The mango tea itself is great- strong mango flavor, not too sweet, as good as any I’ve had. But here’s the real kicker… it picked up this subtle smokey undertone from the Lapsang Souchong. So now I’ve got this sample of a smokey, mango black tea. And I couldn’t be happier.
My roommate and I both agree this is one of the most delicious teas we’ve had to date. I attribute some of that to the Lapsang pollution, because the subtle smokiness is what makes it stand out from previous mango teas.
For the record, Yssah has assured me she’ll be double-bagging Lapsangs and EGs in the future, but I am not at all disappointed with this swap. I noticed the Passion Fruit is similarly polluted, and am insanely excited to try it tomorrow.
I’m a fan of Tulsi Dosha and Azteca Fire- a big fan- so i figured I would combine them. I was hoping that the spicy-sweet of the Tulsi Dosha would kick up the spicy of the Azteca Fire, which I always hoped was a bit more spice and a little less fruit.
I find myself wishing I had used a spicier chai, as the Tulsi Dosha did add, but not as much as I had liked. You taste the chocolate about mid-way through, then you feel the nice chai spice in your throat. Exactly what I was hoping for, though with more kick.
I know most people have the same complaint I do- that Azteca Fire tastes like hot cocoa made with water. But I like the kick it has, and think it’s a perfect dessert tea. Satisfies the sweet tooth, that’s for sure. I would make this again, but will be trying Azteca Fire with spicier chais first.