Upon opening the paper package that the tea bag came in I can immediately smell the tea; unfortunately it smelled like strong cough syrup to me. The silk tea pouch with sewn edges looked very nice though, it definitely adds to the experience.
Once hot water is added the heated smell is less like cough syrup and and more pleasant like fruit and flowers, and I could identify the mangos. I checked the ingredient list and saw no mangos, but just a second later realized it was in the “natural flavours”. It was an odd moment expecting to see mango in the list but didn’t, perhaps it would help to list it in brackets.
The tea is mild and thin-bodied, reddish orange liquor, and does not have a lot of depth, but I could smell the fruit while I drink it. It leaves a minty kind of aftertaste in the mouth that reminds me of peppermint, and sometimes at the very end a whiff of honey. It will probably not go well with milk as it does not have the astringency (being a rooibos) to offset the milk. It needs more character for my taste, but I can see it go well with fruit pieces as an iced tea.
Flavors: Flowers, Mango, Peppermint