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.