You always find fun surprises when cleaning out the tea cupboard.
I came back to this one today after a very long break, so it’s definitely a little on the old side. To be honest, I kind of forgot that it existed even though it was one of the first teas I ever fell in love with. It’s funny how a tea you haven’t had in a while can bring back memories. One sip of this and I was back in nursing school, taking a break in the hospital cafeteria, and trying to consume as much caffeine as I could in the time I had.
After some time away, I think I may have been expecting this one to taste more like the Spiced Mandarin Oolong that I love so much. There is definitely some overlap in the taste profiles. In comparison, I find this one kind of weak and watery (even with a 5-minute brewing time), with less spice than I would like. It was good enough to finish, but not nearly as exciting as it once was to me.
This one isn’t bad, but I’ve had better mango teas, better mate teas, and better pu-erh teas overall.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Fruity, Mango, Orange, Spices