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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunny Caribbee Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Mango Tea'

Tea Information:
Tea: Mango Tea
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Sunny Caribbee
Purchase: Here
Description: Our Most Popular Tea ! High-quality Black Tea blended with flavourful Mango fruit. You'll enjoy it "HOT" or "ICED."
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 tsp
Water: filtered, 212° 1 mug
Tool: make your own paper teabag
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: mango fruit black tea, maybe some floral too
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, hints of floral and fruit
Flavor: black tea, slightly astringent and a touch bitter
Body: Medium
Liquor: dark brown

I went over my mom's house to drop off samples of tea, and then we enjoyed a cup of tea one of her patients got her. They tend to find her unique loose leaf tea. This batch came from the Caribbean and was not cheap (I of course looked it up online).

Mom used her variable temperature Breville electric kettle and the paper make your own teabags to make us tea.

The tea was a smooth, slightly bitter and astringent, black tea. Another disappointing Mango tea, as I could not taste the mango.

This was not a full strong tea I would recommend as a first wake-up cup of tea, as it was not that kind of strong caffeine hit.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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