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drank Organic Simply Mango by Teaopia
1258 tasting notes

underwhelmed. Comparing this to the strawberry white, that is all I can think of. The “under” part doesn’t even deserve to be capitalized. (grammar nazi at heart here)
Maybe it would have gotten a better reaction from if I hadn’t tried the strawberry first…. and I should have added some sugar/agave to bring out the mango. It smells incredibly luscious when steeped, compared to the flavour- more so than the dry leaves.
I think what bothered my was that I wanted to taste more of the mango, but it was more of a background note with tea in the forefront. Perhaps I didn’t get enough mango “flavouring”? I know I know, I say that every time a tea dissapoints me… but it’s a legitimate concern! and I really wanted to love this tea.
Besides that, the “white” part was substandard as well. It was all fuzzy and tasted more like an oolong. I wonder if that was the ginger sneaking in? I certainly couldn’t identify it as such. The marigold and rose probably helped make more of a mess here to. I know rose is somewhat overpowering in a tea, kindof like hibiscus.
Bah!! There is just too much going on here for the mango to be really present. It almost reminds me of a bagged tea, the way everything is muted.

Uh huh, that’s right… I went there! and no I will not take it back.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
politicalmachine

still a pretty high rating for a “underwhelming” one don’t you think?

Indigobloom

I do agree! my computer has a virus so only allows me to do things in small increments-frustrating to say the least :(

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politicalmachine

still a pretty high rating for a “underwhelming” one don’t you think?

Indigobloom

I do agree! my computer has a virus so only allows me to do things in small increments-frustrating to say the least :(

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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