After reading a review on Steepster praising this review, I knew I had to try it. Since thepuriTea offers generously sized samples at reasonable prices, I decided to order a sample set – including this one.
The aroma of the dry leaf blew me away! It is very strong – very MANGO! My mouth began to water just from smelling the dry leaf, and I could hardly wait the 4 minutes it took for it to steep!
Mmm … delicious! The mango is strong and flavorful without overpowering the smooth, rich black tea. The black tea is not bitter but does have a mild astringency at the tail. It is a strong, pleasant tasting black tea and makes a great base for the mango flavor.
The mango is so delicious and nectar-like in this cup that it is almost juicy! It is authentic and flavorful; it is almost as though I added freshly extracted mango juice to the tea. It is sweet with a nice tangy flavor that lingers in the aftertaste.
This is the strongest mango taste in a mango flavored black tea that I recall ever tasting. If you like mango, you MUST try this tea!
thepuriTea describes this tea as
Delicious hot or iced, our Mango Black is a classic blend one-upped with a base of premium black tea from Zhejiang, China. Its flavors of deep, full-bodied black tea and intensely tropical sweet-sour fruits make this garnet-hued brew a popular “everyday treat” for anyone who loves bold black teas or exotic fruit flavors. Add a bit of sugar if you’d like, or drink it alongside equally rich-tart foods, like grilled meats with citrus marinade or dark chocolate sweets topped with fresh berries or raspberry preserves.
This tea is delicious hot or iced. Either way, I do recommend adding a little sweetener to this tea to enhance the flavor. It’s good without sweetener, but it’s amazing with it. So deliciously tropical, that you’d think you’re on a Hawaiian vacation!