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Until about a month ago, I didn’t realize tea was a lot like wine… so many nuances, qualities, etc. This is my first review, so take it with a grain of salt! Also… I guessed on the water temperature – I’ve yet to invest in a gadget to control/measure temperature (but I did time the steeping).

The labeling on the packaging doesn’t mention the peppermint – just the “succulent mango and sweet peach.” First sip (and several later, plus cooled), all I taste is peppermint. Felt quite vindicated when I logged on and read the full description.

Try as I might, I am not picking up on the mango or the peach. It’s not bad, but I’m disappointed by the lack of fruit flavor. Plus it has a slightly bitter aftertaste (even highly sweetened).

If you like mango, try Bigelow Green Tea w/Mango (if you can find it). Republic of Tea Mango Ceylon is one of my favorites, but it’s black tea. It’s available in a decaf, though.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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I spent some time in the south (U.S.) many years ago where I developed a fondness for Southern Sweet Tea (if you’ve never had it, imagine iced tea as sweet as kool-aid and you might be close!). I’ve also liked the occasional cup of hot, but never got into a regular habit.

During a trip to New York last year that involved staying in a high-end hotel, I discovered Tea Forte’s English Breakfast and had the revelation that not all tea is created equal. I’ve since become a bit obsessed with both learning about tea varieties and proper preparation. And now, a year or so later, I have a variable temp electric teapot, sneak new tea into the cupboard when my husband isn’t looking, use the word “tisane” in everyday conversation, and just completed my first (and very successful!) tea swap!

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