Just chugging along through these Whistling Kettle samples. Mango happens to be one of my favorite fruit flavors, but I haven’t found a really good mango tea, so I figured I’d pick up a sample of this one to try. It’s a very leafy white tea, probably shou mei, and there are feathery yellow flower petals mixed in. Dry, it smells like a mixture of mango and canned or cooked pears.
Steeped up, this is lightly flavored but tasty. I agree with Sil that it seems to be an even mix of mango and pear, though they don’t necessarily blend. The base is very mild with just a bit of hay flavor. Overall, this isn’t my perfect mango tea but it’s pretty tasty.
Flavors: Hay, Mango, Peach, Pear