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drank La Mangue by Fauchon
1333 tasting notes

I recently purchased this from Shadowfall in her stash sale. My very first Fauchon, hooray! And I have a couple more on the way from Hapatite’s sale. Mango is one of my favorite fruits, I just love its unique sweet and juicy but almost piney taste. So I’m always excited when I get to try a mango-flavored tea, although none have impressed me too much so far. The dry leaf smells nice but quite subtle, which is what I honestly expect from French teas. I didn’t bother to look up any parameters, I just used the same method I use for my Kusmi flavored blacks.

I actually find myself really liking this tea! The flavor is definitely more subtle than most, but it is in no way difficult to find. I would describe it as a blend of peach and mango rather than pure mango, but I do love peaches too! The black tea base is smooth and unobtrusive, and not bitter at all. I couldn’t tell you what kind of tea it is, but I would guess there’s some Ceylon in there somewhere. The base and the flavor go very nicely together. I added a bit of sugar, which really helped to bring out that mango-peach yumminess. Overall, I like this a lot and it definitely makes me excited to try more of Fauchon’s teas. I hope they’re on Vente-Privee soon! ;)

Flavors: Mango, Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dexter

The tin I have just says China Black Tea – so not sure exactly what base it is. I like it too, I like Fauchon in general. I feel this style of French tea is more “scented” than “flavored” – but it works for me. Happy you are enjoying it. :))

TheTeaFairy

(Dexter is likely to buy ALL the Fauchon when she finds them…)

Cameron B.

I’m sure I’ll buy several types if they ever go on sale on Vente-Privee… :P

hapatite

This sounds great! I’ve seen Fauchon teas at Home Goods, so you might want to give them a look. I saw the Earl Grey there as well as their less fancy boxed teas.

Mandy

My boyfriends mom makes delicious mango jam and gave me a jar. Lately I’ve been mixing a spoonful into my peach Greek yogurt in the morning. The flavor combo is delicious. I actually just finish the last of my jar in my yogurt this morning and was quite sad.

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Dexter

The tin I have just says China Black Tea – so not sure exactly what base it is. I like it too, I like Fauchon in general. I feel this style of French tea is more “scented” than “flavored” – but it works for me. Happy you are enjoying it. :))

TheTeaFairy

(Dexter is likely to buy ALL the Fauchon when she finds them…)

Cameron B.

I’m sure I’ll buy several types if they ever go on sale on Vente-Privee… :P

hapatite

This sounds great! I’ve seen Fauchon teas at Home Goods, so you might want to give them a look. I saw the Earl Grey there as well as their less fancy boxed teas.

Mandy

My boyfriends mom makes delicious mango jam and gave me a jar. Lately I’ve been mixing a spoonful into my peach Greek yogurt in the morning. The flavor combo is delicious. I actually just finish the last of my jar in my yogurt this morning and was quite sad.

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Hi, I’m Cameron! I’m 28 years old and currently living in Austin, Texas with my boyfriend of 5 years. We’re both software engineers working in the Semiconductor manufacturing field. I am a staunch lover of pugs and other squishy-faced dogs, although sadly I do not currently have one.

I joined Steepster back in 2014, and was a very active member for a couple of years. I then took a break and have just started to drink tea again (in 2018). I am happy to be back! I have emptied my (virtual) cupboard and will fill it up slowly as I drink more teas!

I prefer my tea lukewarm or at room temperature and without milk or sugar. I will often sweeten iced tea. I brew Western style, and love to use small teapots and Japanese-style cups so I don’t have to wait for a giant mug to cool! My favorite teas tend to be black or green, and often flavored.

I am also an avid yarn collector (errr, I mean knitter!) when the hot Austin weather allows for it… Find me on Ravelry under the name LorenWeiss!

I love swaps! If you see something in my cupboard that you’d like to try, just let me know via PM!

Tea Preferences:

Likes:
Chinese black teas
Chinese green teas
Japanese green teas
Genmaicha
Earl Grey
Red fruits
Stonefruit
Berries (esp. blueberry)
Apple
Citrus
Mint
Caramel
Maple
Banana
Butterscotch

Dislikes:
Rose
Lavender
Sage
Rosemary
Strong ginger
Strong bergamot
Strong hibiscus

Favorite Purveyors:
Lupicia
Bird & Blend
Kusmi
Dammann Frères
Teavivre
Yunomi
Yunnan Sourcing

Tea Rating Scale:
90-100: Outstanding! Permanent cupboard resident
80-89: Great – a possible staple
70-79: Good, but I wouldn’t buy it
60-69: It’s decent
50-59: Meh… I may or may not have finished the cup
40-49: Ick. Couldn’t finish it.
00-39: Repulsive, I spat it out

I will sometimes refrain from rating a tea if I feel I’m too biased due to my personal dislikes, or if I suspect the sample has been compromised by age.

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