Mango Shade

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Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “This tea is so fragrant I actually breathed in the leaves and choked on them in the store, after a few giggles of embarassment I filled a small tin and wisked this one home for a taste...” Read full tasting note
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    erinn 232 tasting notes
  • “This is the last tea from my silk road order that I am trying. I guess my expectations for this tea were low as the reviews and ratings were quite low. This tea blew me away! The mango flavour was...” Read full tasting note
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    ashleyelizabeth 192 tasting notes
  • “The mango is well balanced with the ceylon providing a sweetness to the full bodied black cup that makes a pleasant morning or daily brew. Not suitable for multiple steeps as the mango is lost this...” Read full tasting note
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    ramkitty 11 tasting notes

From Silk Road

Tropical Oasis.

Flavour profile: a tantalizing, ripe, mango fruitiness with the refreshing lift of Ceylon tea

Ingredients: Ceylon black tea grown at 6000 feet, calendula flowers, mango fruit essence.

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232 tasting notes

This tea is so fragrant I actually breathed in the leaves and choked on them in the store, after a few giggles of embarassment I filled a small tin and wisked this one home for a taste test.

After following the directions for Black teas from Silk Roads I decided this time to steep the tea as little as possible and see what happens. The tea had a deep amber colour and the scent of fresh mangoes were intense enough to allude to enjoyable sipping… Not so much, I am starting to think that either a) I don’t like black teas or b) I just don’t like them from Silk Roads…

Here’s hoping it is “a” and not “b”

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

I usually steep black teas for 3.5 to 3 minutes…and keep a pretty close eye on them. Many companies seem to recommend 4 to 5 minutes, but I find that makes them bitter and “burnt”…Hope you find some to enjoy!

MaddHatter

Uniquity, I actually did a little research on properly steeping tea and learned that a) I was pressing down on the bodum too fast, b) the water was too hot (who knew the kettle should rest a few minutes after a hard boil?!) and c) I was using far too much tea. With my newly procured knowledge I can’t wait to try this one again.

Uniquity

Excellent news! (Not that you were “doing it wrong” but that you’ve found a new way to try it out :D)

MaddHatter

L, that post was made after watching the “You’re doing it wrong” video on chow.com about preparing tea… doot-dah-doo… ;)

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This is the last tea from my silk road order that I am trying. I guess my expectations for this tea were low as the reviews and ratings were quite low. This tea blew me away! The mango flavour was so fresh and natural as I find with all silk road teas, but it was quite muted. I could have used a little bit more flavour, but it was still really good! I took a few sips of this to make sure that adding milk was an option and that it wouldn’t curdle and it was even better with milk in it! Mmmmmmm creamy mango. I swear most things are better creamy!

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The mango is well balanced with the ceylon providing a sweetness to the full bodied black cup that makes a pleasant morning or daily brew. Not suitable for multiple steeps as the mango is lost this is best enjoyed in the initial steep.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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