Another generous sample Stacy packed in with my last order, yay.
I wasn’t sure this would be as good as the others I’ve been raving about all week because (aside from just feeling like, hey! They can’t all be winners, right? Ha) steeping the smell wasn’t as mouthwatering—some mango for sure, but also the rooibos. But then sipping it, and sipping some more, here I am impressed again. This really tastes like creamy fresh mango lassi, yum. And as it cools you get ALL the nuance of fresh mango—that stringy-musky-floral aspect (a friend who’s not a fan used to say mango tasted like hair to her; I think that’s what she was getting at, and I love it), not just the initial juicy fruitiness. Someone mentioned banana in their notes and I do totally agree, it’s not just the flavor of banana but also the fuzzy mouthfeel somehow. And that texture contributes to the “lassi-ness”. The cardamom makes it smell good and also adds to the feeling it’s really lassi, not just standard mango or tropical fruit tea. The rooibos is relativey subdued; you can taste and smell it if you look for it, but it’s only in background, not screaming upfront like in so many blends. Really good. It’s exciting to have so many treat options before bed now that aren’t just, you know, pretty good and fairly sweet, but taste truly, specifically like yummy things. I’d definitely order more of this.