When I first opened the bag i was immediately and pleasantly overtaken by the scent of ripe mango.
The fruit appeared to represent the bulk of the dry material. I prepared the tea as per the package instructions using my mug with a stainless steel infuser.
The aroma from the liquor was dominated by the mango. It was so pleasant that felt I compelled to abandon my analyses in favor of uncritical imbibing – but I persisted.
I tasted the medium brownish liquor every 30sec throughout the 4-7min recommended steep time – opting for 6 min. where it seemed to my taste that the maximum fruit flavor without significant tea bitterness was attained (tea was spent at that time).
The mango flavor dominated the flavor profile and persisted well into the aftertaste. I’m beginning to understand the flavors of pomegranite now and I think its tartness modulated the sweetness of the mango without obviously declaring its presence.
The fruit flavors and the tea base were very nicely balanced thereby producing a very pleasant beverage. The aroma of the liquor and its taste seemed tell the same unified story which I enjoyed very much. This is the mango lavored that I expect to restock.