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drank Mango Chai by Silver Tips Tea
3500 tasting notes

Somehow I was on the internets looking at teas during my buy-ban (a no no!) and noticed they had a mango chai that was being discontinued. So I just had to buy some and a couple other teas. I had a mango chai years ago that I loved and was hoping this was the same. The flavor is what I remember the other mango chai being, but I think the other tea had a couple other spice ingredients included. I’m not sure. This is CTC black tea (looks like with some other black tea mixed in as well) with plenty of spices and actual mango pieces and flavoring. I love there is mango pieces AND flavoring, the flavoring is sure to be immersed in the tea with both mango elements. I love the briskness, the boldness of the black tea matching the strong spices. The mango doesn’t get overpowered either. It’s delicious. I’m very happy I bought some before it’s gone. (still some available as I type this!)
Steep #1 // 1 3/4 teaspoons for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 minute steep

Edited to add: I feel bad buying a couple teas in my buy-ban BUT it has been almost six months without actually buying any teas, and six months is probably the record for not buying teas…. since I started drinking teas. So the record was beaten anyway.

Flavors: Mango, Spices

gmathis

On a whim, I grabbed a bag of dried mango from our Natural Grocers (trying to avoid the work candy dish) and I’m liking it immensely. I can see how it would pair nicely with chai spices.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I JUST ordered some dried mango that is on the way to me through the mail. I can’t wait to try it. :D

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gmathis

On a whim, I grabbed a bag of dried mango from our Natural Grocers (trying to avoid the work candy dish) and I’m liking it immensely. I can see how it would pair nicely with chai spices.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I JUST ordered some dried mango that is on the way to me through the mail. I can’t wait to try it. :D

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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