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drank Mango Amazon by Silver Tips Tea
3498 tasting notes

I have a list of teas that will be sipdowns NEXT time I drink them and right now that list numbers at 70.  So that counts for something, right?  I just have to stop hoarding last servings. The last one to review from my Silver Tips Tea order!  This tea has been holding up really well, now that it is almost a year old (I think the mango chai I bought at the same time has somehow lost much of its mango flavor – what the heck, so why not this one too?)  There is certainly a sweet fruity aroma from the pouch!  Huge chunks of mango, so I try to get at least one in the infuser each time.  It looks like there is at least two types of black tea in the blend – one of which is CTC.  The flavor is certainly fruity on both steeps.  I’m not sure if I could distinctly call it mango – but I don’t know what else I would guess the flavor is.  There is a mangoish starchiness to the second steep.  The black tea is brisk enough!  I like the fruitiness (whatever it happens to be) with the dark tea.  I’m just crossing my fingers the flavor doesn’t fade for a while. Great for summer and I don’t even have to try it iced — it would be great iced.
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled //  4 minute steep

Martin Bednář

Yes, I hoard last servings too. And they go bad now and then. Or at least boring and meh.

Nattie

Lol, I have a sipdown box which is crammed full of teas with only one or two servings left.

tea-sipper

Same, Nattie. But then instead of adding them to the sipdown box, I tend to file them away where they were previously stored, just to “hide” them and hoard them longer. At least I can admit I’m doing that. haha.

Nattie

Lmao, I probably have quite a few ‘hidden’ final cups too. The problem with my sipdown box is that in theory I know I should be drinking from it fairly regularly, but in practice I deliberately avoid it. :P

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Martin Bednář

Yes, I hoard last servings too. And they go bad now and then. Or at least boring and meh.

Nattie

Lol, I have a sipdown box which is crammed full of teas with only one or two servings left.

tea-sipper

Same, Nattie. But then instead of adding them to the sipdown box, I tend to file them away where they were previously stored, just to “hide” them and hoard them longer. At least I can admit I’m doing that. haha.

Nattie

Lmao, I probably have quite a few ‘hidden’ final cups too. The problem with my sipdown box is that in theory I know I should be drinking from it fairly regularly, but in practice I deliberately avoid it. :P

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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
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Lupicia
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Davidstea
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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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