Island Essence: Majestic Mango
Reviewed by: Rebekkah
|Type of tea
Fruity (mango); smooth black tea
|Where I got it
A gift from my brother, but you can find it here.
The company's website is here.
8 oz for $16 or 1 lb for $30
|How I brewed it
Water brought up to 196 F with an electric kettle (with a temperature gauge). Poured over 2 tsp tea leaves in a strainer in a 6 cup teapot. Steeped apprx. 3 min (no timer).
Rebrews well for a second brew. The teapot is large enough that I've never made it to a 3rd brew, but the second brew is as smooth and full of flavor as the first. I did use slightly hotter water (200 F) for the second brew.
This is now one of my favorite teas. It's an incredibly smooth black tea, mellow and sweet. The mango enhances the flavor, and while this tea didn't seem have any bitterness in it when we brewed it, I'm pretty sure that even if it did brew bitter the mango would mask it. But the mango also wasn't overwhelming; I could still taste the black tea.
(Learning to Like Tea Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Guest Post: Types of Tea, Guest post: Getting the Best Cup of Tea)