Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Licious
Black tea with lemon and mango.
I found this particular blend to be intriguing simply because of the combination. I love mango flavored lemonade, and I was hoping that this might offer a little bit of that taste together with a rich black tea background.
And it does! The mango flavor is sweet and mild, and the lemon offers a hint of tartness. It isn’t as powerful of a flavor as a mango lemonade would be, but, I wasn’t expecting it to be quite like that, either. But what it does present is an example of how well mango and lemon work together.
The black tea is the strongest flavor of this cup – as well it should be. This is, after all, TEA! It has a very strong, brisk taste to it. It’s actually quite bold, much more so than I expected. I didn’t think this was a Ceylon based upon its flavor, and when I questioned it, Tea Licious confirmed that this is a Nilgiri base. That makes sense, because this has some gusto to it without overwhelming the lighter flavors of mango and lemon.
These are two flavors that if one or the other was overdone, it would overpower the cup. Here, it is blended masterfully, offering juicy notes of mango and lemon without letting these flavors get carried away.
I prefer this tea iced. It is delicious hot too, but, I find it much more refreshing as an iced tea. It is one that you’ll be proud to serve at the family picnic or even to friends as they visit. This one should be a summertime staple!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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