I was in a green tea mood when I stopped in last time, and the idea of mango appealed to me, especially since it’s been warm and sunny.
The tea leaves look fresh, and there are little cubes of dried mango here and there. And the smell of the dry tea is definitely mango, but sweeter than the fresh fruit. Mind you, dried fruits tend to smell even sweeter.
When it comes to the taste, it is a little bit of a disappointment. I’ve drunk it a few times already, adding different amounts of leaves, steeping a little longer, etc, and I can’t seem to draw that much flavour out of it. Although I taste a hint of fruit from it, it’s more peach than mango. The green tea base itself is very light too, nearly non-existant. If it weren’t for the colour of the liquor, I wouldn’t even think that I was drinking a green tea.
It’s good but not great. I’m glad that one can purchase an ounce instead of having to commit to even more than that.