Needless to say, it is on my “reorder” list. The dried leaves are a deep green with pieces of mango and sunflower petals sprinkled throughout. The tea smells sweet, almost like a fruity cereal.
I steeped the tea with 1 tsp of tea to 8 oz of water. I added ½ tsp of German Rock Sugar to 8 oz of water at 180°F for 4 minutes. Most people probably would like it without sweetener since the tea is sweet by itself. The color of the tea is a light green. The flavor of the tea is a soft, delicate blend. The green tea is an undertone to the fruity mango flavor. I enjoy this blend of tea since it doesn’t have that “grassy” flavor often found in green teas.
Adagio describes this tea as:
An ancient Hindu legend recounts the story of the mango tree growing from the ashes of the sun princess, who had been incinerated by an evil sorceress. When the mango ripened and fell to the ground, the beautiful princess emerged again. Our Mango Green combines the vegetal goodness of green tea with the flavor of perfectly ripened mangoes. Juicy texture, creamy-dry finish with great floral aromatics and candy sweetness. Sun princess sold separately.
The initial flavor in the tea reminds me slightly of a black tea. I am not sure if it just my tongue playing tricks on me, because I enjoy mango iced tea. The finish remains so light and ends with a nice fruity flavor. There is no tea aftertaste, it is such a delicate green. It is 100°F here in Tampa, Florida and I am drinking this tea hot, but I would guess it is just as tasty over ice.