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