Mango Pineapple Habanero Black Tea

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Malt, Mango, Pineapple, Spicy
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Vegan
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  • “Not my favourite tea, but that’s no surprise, since it’s spicy. The mango is kind of a fresh/unripe sort (IMO), and reminds me of the mango in Butiki’s Mango Silly Antro. Pineapple is less present,...” Read full tasting note
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  • ““If you hadn’t told me about the habanero, I might have thought the tingling was schizophrenia. It sneaks up on you, getting more intense as you drink down. (Does it, like sink? Scientists?) The...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I wanted to like this tea a lot more than I had; however, I’m not a fan of the black tea base. Unfortunately, I’m very particular on my black tea because there are most that I do no like. Now, I...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “I just had to go for some grab bags on sale! I haven’t supported the new 52Teas yet and I thought it was time. :D This is the tea closest to the one I suggested a while ago: a chutney tea! ...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

This is a special, limited edition tea that I crafted specifically for one of the 3-tier collections that I promised during our start-up Kickstarter campaign. This tea starts out smooth and rich (from the black tea base) and fruity, but it doesn’t take long for the heat from the Habanero to come forward.

This isn’t as HOT as it would be if you were to … say, bite into a Habanero pepper – I didn’t want it to be. What I like best about a habanero isn’t the over-the-top heat of it, but the pleasant fruity notes of the pepper once you get past the heat. So I took out the ribs and the seeds from whole, dried Habanero peppers and added just the dried flesh of the “berry” which removes a great deal of the heat of the habanero and allows some of those nice fruity notes to emerge.

But be warned, there is still plenty of heat to this cuppa!

ingredients: black teas*, freeze-dried pineapple bits*, freeze-dried mango*, dried habanero pepper and natural flavors*. *denotes organic.

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Not my favourite tea, but that’s no surprise, since it’s spicy. The mango is kind of a fresh/unripe sort (IMO), and reminds me of the mango in Butiki’s Mango Silly Antro. Pineapple is less present, but then there’s a light hit of spiciness that catches you at the end of the sip. It’s light enough that it doesn’t need to be tamed with milk, which is nice.

I wish this one was more ripe mango-y, though it’s not really a tea for me either way.

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“If you hadn’t told me about the habanero, I might have thought the tingling was schizophrenia. It sneaks up on you, getting more intense as you drink down. (Does it, like sink? Scientists?) The first time I drank this, I thought I was going crazy.

Or drinking the tea too hot.

Which I always do. I want to drink my tea the instant it comes out of the steeper. I do not want to wait. I want it in my face immediately. So I’m constantly singeing the roof of my mouth. Then probing the destroyed tissue with my tongue, thwarting the healing process."

Full review, including how bad I still am at drinking tea, here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/12/29/mango-pineapple-habanero-black-tea-from-52teas/

teepland

“If you hadn’t told me about the habanero, I might have thought the tingling was schizophrenia." HAHAHA! That made me laugh out loud at my desk!

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I wanted to like this tea a lot more than I had; however, I’m not a fan of the black tea base. Unfortunately, I’m very particular on my black tea because there are most that I do no like.

Now, I must say that the remaining flavors are satisfying. I like the first initial sweetness of the pineapple and the spiciness of the habanero on back of the throat, but I do not care for the base. I had to add a teaspoon of sugar for me to want to drink the rest, and the base is slightly covered up, while the mango/pineapple jump out a little more. I do like the flavors, but I’m not too crazy over the black tea.

Flavors: Malt, Mango, Pineapple, Spicy

mtchyg

I’m the same way with my black tea base. I find it to be true with Adagio teas. I really want to support and like them because of the creativity that they allow their customers to engage in with creating their own tea but that black tea base… eh. Very astringent and quick to go bitter. Is that similar to what you are experiencing here?

S.G. Sanders

That is exactly what I experience when drinking teas from Adagio, 52Teas (specifically this blend), Ohio Tea Co., and New Mexico Tea Co. I think their bases usually give their teas an astringent and bitter note, especially if the teas aren’t incredibly hot for long. I don’t usually chug a cup (if Western brewed like these) at once, since I’m prone to sip and enjoy the cup.

I have also tried many methods with brewing these teas, but the outcome is always the same: bitter and astringent; and then, I need to add sugar and/or cream to make it palatable; which I feel bad at doing. Although, every tea I drink isn’t going to be great or even good, but I still try the tea out anyway, because there is always hope that a tea could surprise me….

Kirkoneill1988

did not see your reply until i deleted it. can you pm me somehow?

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I just had to go for some grab bags on sale! I haven’t supported the new 52Teas yet and I thought it was time. :D This is the tea closest to the one I suggested a while ago: a chutney tea! Fruity and spicy! I was bound to love it. I do! Plenty of pineapple! It reminds me of the pineapple that Butiki used in their Pineapple Oolong. I don’t notice mango, but in my infuser there looked to be only one tiny mango cube compared with all of that pineapple. In one heaping teaspoon for a mug there is just enough heat. Love it. The black tea is perfect to pair with fruit – it complements! The black tea has a fruity character itself. I love the spicy pineapple tea! If anyone has any they would like to sell, please let me know.
Steep #1 // 1 tsp for full mug // ?? minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

Evol Ving Ness

Dammit, how did I miss this one? I want some too. :(

Inkling

I bought one of those grab bags too! Such a great deal.

tea-sipper

The description says this was a limited edition for a kickstarter? Maybe there wasn’t much for sale.

LiberTEAS

This was a tea that I created for one of the Kickstarter ‘trio’ (or 3-tier) collections. This was from the spicy collection. It’s been on the website since February though.

LiberTEAS

(Just recently sold out, thanks due in no small part to the mystery assortment sale.)

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I’m currently taste testing this tea for a second time – the first time, I didn’t get as much heat from the habanero that I wanted so I added more. Now it’s just what I was hoping for from a tea called Mango Pineapple Habanero.

I’m a fan of the habanero pepper – my favorite way to enjoy it is by grilling it, peeling it and then removing the ribs and seeds, mincing the roasted flesh and adding it to crushed pineapple. I’ll serve this sauce over vanilla ice cream and it’s so yummy. It’s spicy, sweet and really, really good.

So I wanted to create a little bit of that flavor for this tea but I wanted more than just pineapple for it so I decided to add mango to the mix. I used whole, dried habanero peppers and cut off the tops of the peppers and removed the seeds and the ribs and cut up the flesh into tiny bits. This takes away a good deal of the heat from the pepper (there’s still plenty of heat though!) and allows much of the fruit notes of the pepper to shine through.

This is really good. Not recommended for those who aren’t able to handle the spice, but for those looking for something yummy to warm you from the inside out, this will do just that! (And it will be added to the website on Wednesday!)

Christina / BooksandTea

I would never have thought of serving habanero peppers that way. Do you use gloves when cutting up the pepper and getting rid of the ribs/seeds?

beelicious

Sounds delicious… I may have to cheat on my tea buying hiatus for this :)

52Teas

@Christina: yes, I always use gloves when handling the tea – and when handling the peppers!

@beelicious – you really should! :)

Evol Ving Ness

Looking forward to this one. It sounds inspired.

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