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drank Mango Magnus by SerendipiTea
911 tasting notes

DH loves mango. Like, a lot. Like, he gets it in bulk from Costco. So I’ve met a lot of mangoes. Fortunately, I like them too (not the buy-in-bulk level but still well enough). Anyway, this tea does taste like mango. Not quite like the super-ripe, making-a-little-puddle-of-sticky-syrup-in-the-fridge mango. More like the mostly-ripe-but-a-lighter-yellow-color-and-a-little-fibrous-towards-the-center mango. These types of mangoes are still good mangoes, they just have a slightly different flavor. And that flavor is pretty much exactly how this tea tastes.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
takgoti

Hehe, that’s a very specific type of mango. Identification must be one of the benefits of being married to one.

silvermage2000

Nice review yum I enjoy mangos to.

kat

yum costco mango lover here too

Auggy

What can I say, I’ve eaten a LOT of mangoes and can ID the tastes of many types now! Hehe! Pretty much the only time we go by a display of mangoes at Costco without picking up a box is when they are either hard as rocks or there are rotten ones. So like twice. And we go to Costco 1 or 2 times a month (thankfully they don’t always have mango).

By the way, they sell their mangoes 9 to a box. That’s right. Nine.

I’ve eaten. A LOT. of mangoes.

Jillian

“My name is Jillian and I am addicted to mango juice and dried mango strips….”
;)

kat

hahaha you’ve got me beat but I’ve been known to delve right into the pre-cut mango boxes 3-4x a day. Yup. Love them. Can’t keep my hands off em! Yeah, 9 just looks like too much at once BUT I’m revisiting that idea now :)

Auggy

9 seems like a lot but it’s really not that bad… well, assuming you have at least one mango obsessed person in the house. We cut a couple up for lunches and snacks then put the others on a paper towel in the fruit bin. The paper towel is there because as they ripen even more, they will goo out a little sticky syrup. At that point you’d really think they are overripe/rotten and should be tossed, but if you cut them up then, they are insanely sweet and rich and almost orange inside, they are so dark. The closest I’ve gotten to the fresh mango they served us in Hawaii. But it takes them a bit to get to the gooing stage so it gives us enough time to eat all 9.

And now that Jillian has mentioned dried mango strips, I might have to pull out the food dehydrator next time we get a box o’ mangoes.

teaplz

The only mango I ever ate tasted like an evergreen tree. Then I looked up that they do grow on evergreen trees. Is this a common flavor, or…? Cause I LOVE mango sorbet.

Auggy

Hmm. I honestly have never thought of that taste as I had mango but now I want to go buy a box and test it out. I would say atypical since I think they would be sweeter and less juniper-like (which is pretty much what my brain associates as ‘evergreen’) but there might be a taste in there that could come across as that… I’d have to think of it while eating it though. If that makes any kind of sense.

Jillian

@Teaplz: They tend to get that pine-like flavour when they’re a little bit under-ripe.

teaplz

Jillian, I had a feeling! I know next to nothing about mangoes, so that’s probably what happened. It tasted really yummy though… but the pine flavor was a bit off-putting.

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takgoti

Hehe, that’s a very specific type of mango. Identification must be one of the benefits of being married to one.

silvermage2000

Nice review yum I enjoy mangos to.

kat

yum costco mango lover here too

Auggy

What can I say, I’ve eaten a LOT of mangoes and can ID the tastes of many types now! Hehe! Pretty much the only time we go by a display of mangoes at Costco without picking up a box is when they are either hard as rocks or there are rotten ones. So like twice. And we go to Costco 1 or 2 times a month (thankfully they don’t always have mango).

By the way, they sell their mangoes 9 to a box. That’s right. Nine.

I’ve eaten. A LOT. of mangoes.

Jillian

“My name is Jillian and I am addicted to mango juice and dried mango strips….”
;)

kat

hahaha you’ve got me beat but I’ve been known to delve right into the pre-cut mango boxes 3-4x a day. Yup. Love them. Can’t keep my hands off em! Yeah, 9 just looks like too much at once BUT I’m revisiting that idea now :)

Auggy

9 seems like a lot but it’s really not that bad… well, assuming you have at least one mango obsessed person in the house. We cut a couple up for lunches and snacks then put the others on a paper towel in the fruit bin. The paper towel is there because as they ripen even more, they will goo out a little sticky syrup. At that point you’d really think they are overripe/rotten and should be tossed, but if you cut them up then, they are insanely sweet and rich and almost orange inside, they are so dark. The closest I’ve gotten to the fresh mango they served us in Hawaii. But it takes them a bit to get to the gooing stage so it gives us enough time to eat all 9.

And now that Jillian has mentioned dried mango strips, I might have to pull out the food dehydrator next time we get a box o’ mangoes.

teaplz

The only mango I ever ate tasted like an evergreen tree. Then I looked up that they do grow on evergreen trees. Is this a common flavor, or…? Cause I LOVE mango sorbet.

Auggy

Hmm. I honestly have never thought of that taste as I had mango but now I want to go buy a box and test it out. I would say atypical since I think they would be sweeter and less juniper-like (which is pretty much what my brain associates as ‘evergreen’) but there might be a taste in there that could come across as that… I’d have to think of it while eating it though. If that makes any kind of sense.

Jillian

@Teaplz: They tend to get that pine-like flavour when they’re a little bit under-ripe.

teaplz

Jillian, I had a feeling! I know next to nothing about mangoes, so that’s probably what happened. It tasted really yummy though… but the pine flavor was a bit off-putting.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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