Mango Party/Wize Monkey

Well, technically this isn’t tea since “tea” means a beverage made from Camellia sinensis leaves, but it is a hot beverage derived from the leaves of a plant so here we go!

In my search for information about coffee leaf being used for beverages, I came across a documentary on the company website that was very informative. Many workers on coffee plantations must uproot their families as the coffee bean harvest ends. It makes it difficult for children to stay in school and to have consistency in their lives and causes interruptions to the family income. By learning to use the coffee leaves, the harvest is both increased and extended and the workers and the families have greater stability and higher income. It is worth a viewing when you have the time!

Now I am not a coffee drinker AT ALL so I am pleased to say that it does NOT taste like coffee.

Steeping the leaves has produced a beverage the same color as mango, and there is a natural mango aroma coming up in the steam from the cup. It is a nice, fruity smell without artificial candy scent. Note that other coffee leaf offerings may be darker as this company does many levels of oxidation just as can be done with tea.

The base does not taste like tea to me. It is pleasant, though. There is no bitterness to it and no drying of the tongue. It has medium body, creamy, with an aftertaste of wood and almost… smoke? I think of forest and find it to be mostly low notes.

The instructions say to resteep multiple times and that you don’t have to worry about oversteeping. I did keep to the suggestion of going two to three minutes for the first and five minutes for the second. The second steep has less mango flavor but now the coffee leaf flavor stands out much more, and it is just as full-bodied if not more so. I think of how Graham Kerr used to talk about mouth-roundness of flavor, and that is what I get from this.

If you enjoy trying new things, this is worth a shot! You may find a new flavor love.


Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Coffee Leaf

Where to Buy:  Wize Monkey

Description

It’s like a mango party in your mouth!

  • Our award-winning CLTea base blended with fruity and fragrant mango flavour
  • Delivers antioxidants like mangiferin and chlorogenic acids
  • Put your steeping on autopilot: can’t over-steep it, add hot water as needed for more cups
  • Ingredients: Coffee Leaf Tea, dried mango chunks, calendula petals, natural mango flavour
  • How to steep: 2.5g per 250mL/8 fl. oz cup, use freshly boiled water, steep for minimum 4 minutes

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Mango Madness from Blooming with Joy. . . . .

With a long and varied ingredients list, I have to say that the “madness” part of Mango Madness blend from Blooming with Joy is very fitting.  We have white tea, rose hips, pineapple, mango, cranberries, rose petals, apple pieces, hibiscus, blueberries and more. Whew! There are a lot of flavors going on in this tea.

Believe it or not the white tea base holds its own against all the fruit inclusions.  A pleasant, buttery, earthy undertone lingers at the back of each sip balancing the forward tropical sweetness.

With tart cranberries and rose hips along side sweet apples and mango, this tea is equal parts sweet and sour, like a bowl of fresh fruit salad.  I don’t taste as many of the blueberries or pineapple pieces, or they get hidden behind similar flavors like hibiscus or mango. The berry juiciness of the hibiscus is the most prevalent fruit flavor, so this might not be the blend for you if you are looking for strong pineapple or mango notes.

A white tea with lush fruit flavors has a lot of potential to be your next favorite iced tea.  With low caffeine and natural sweetness, it can be the perfect afternoon refreshment. I also found it to be pleasant as a hot tea, with so many fruits it almost felt like a fruit-boosted herbal tea. Not to mention all the fruits have vitamin C to keep your immune system healthy.

Dip a toe into some madness with Mango Madness from Blooming with Joy.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Blooming with Joy
Description:

Ingredients: White Tea, Rose Hips, Pineapple Pieces, Mango Pieces, Cranberries, Rose Petals, Apple Pieces, Hibiscus, Blueberries, Natural Mango Flavor and Natural Pineapple Flavor

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love. . . . .

If you are looking for a trail mix in the form of a tea – I have a suggestion for you – Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love!

Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love contains TWO types of dried cherries…Bing AND Ranier! This flavored black tea also features crushed almonds and mango, too! I must say I’m overjoyed that Cup of Love didn’t use Hibiscus in this tea! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’m also thrilled at the use of these two different species of cherries! They offer a sweet, tangy, and puckery flavor to this cuppa. The mango gives it a contrasting sweet yet tropical creaminess, too! The almonds contribute a sweet nuttiness and a creamy note all at the same time.

The more I sip on Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love the more I like it! I like it because it’s different, because it doesn’t have that dreaded hibiscus and you can taste the ACTUAL fruit, and because of the contrasting sweet, tangy, creamy, and floral notes. Cherry Mango VersatiliTEA from Cup of Love is pretty tasty and I’m looking forward to more new offerings from Cup of Love!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Cup of Love
Description

This Tea is Amazing.  Cherries!  Mango!  Almonds!  Oh, My.  Naturally  delicious, with chunks of real cherries, almonds, and mango; it is a cornucopia of delight.  Brew it dark for a fuller, richer flavor, or light to capture its delicate notes.  However you choose to steep your cup, we guarantee an experience of full satisfaction from this all-around versatiliTEA.

RECOMMEND: Hot or Iced.

China Black Tea, Safflower Leaves, two kinds of Chopped Cherry Pieces, Crushed Almonds, & Diced Mango Bits

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Mango Amazon from The Tea Can Company

I wouldn’t say I was an exceptional HISTORY student back in the day but the topics I was interested in I tended to research extensively. One of the topics I enjoyed not only in HISTORY but in GEOGRAPHY was AMAZONS and THE AMAZON. So when I saw Mango Amazon TEA from The Tea Can Company of course I had to try it for myself!

I may be a tad obsessed with Amazons. By Amazons – I mean the female warriors – known throughout history. I was a fan of Xena. Heck, I even ‘belonged’ to an online small group about 15 years ago of all females who made up a modern day ‘tribe’ that not only were friends but ‘sisters’ who shared our real daily lives with each other – as well as – wrote an ongoing story based around Amazon Living. I know – I know – it’s kind of nerdy – but – if you have been around The Sororitea Sisters for any amount of time – you already know that many of us are nerdy in one way or another and we tend to be pretty proud of that.

I also really appreciate THE AMAZON for all of it’s glorious beauty and wonder. The Amazon Rain Forest, The Amazon Jungle, The Amazon Basin…you name it…I appreciate it! The animals, the plant life, the scenery, the history! I hate to see the deforestation happening but that is for another day and another post.

I know I went off on quite a tangent here but when I drink tea I have several things that go through my mind. I have a lot of different associations with each tea whether it be because of the name, the flavor, the ingredients, the story behind it, the place the ingredients hail from, etc.

I really like Mango Amazon from The Tea Can Company for these and many other reasons. To get to the actual flavor part of the review I will say that the Mango in this flavored black tea isn’t over done but it is done nicely. Pair that with the floral flavors of the Marigold and the pucker of the Passion Fruit and you have something pretty darn special here!

The sweet to floral flavor combo is pretty even-steven and I think the passion fruit gives it a bitter of pucker which is nice and needed to make this flavor come full circle! It black tea base is a medium strength black tea but the flavor combo is what shines here – and the flavors all mesh well – they aren’t too over powering and done very nicely! For a trip back in time or to another place without leaving the comfort of your home give Mango Amazon from The Tea Can Company a try – it certainly made my day!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: The Tea Can Company
Description

Description: This special blend of Black Tea with ripe pieces of Mango and Marigold Flowers is fragrant and uplifting. Serve hot or cold.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Mango Pieces and Marigold Flowers with Mango and Passion Fruit Flavors, Contains Caffeine

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Ceylon Mango from Beacon Hill Teas

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Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: Beacon Hill Teas 

Tea Description:

This delightful decaffeinated ceylon boasts a rich ceylon flavor, and is playfully highlighted by bits of creamy mango.  

Learn more about Beacon Hill’s Monthly Subscription here.

Taster’s Review:

I love my Beacon Hill Tea Company’s monthly subscription box. Each  month you get 4 1 oz packages of a variety of teas for you to enjoy.  Some of them I love, some of them I don’t. What I love the most is the variety of teas I can now try that I never would have thought of trying before. This tea is a perfect example.

A decaffeinated version of a ceylon tea with mango.  A perfect tea for the spring/summer time. I brewed up this tea with the package instructions and then put to sphere ice “cubes” into a mason jar and finished the jar off with an orange slice. Can you save heavenly?

The tea is a lovely light fresh black tea with a creamy mango undertone.  All ingredients are allowed to shine.  The tea is amazingly refreshing yet simple. I love that. How simple the tea is. There isn’t a mix of complex flavors just fresh wonderful tea that make an amazing iced tea. I have tried this tea hot and it is pretty tasty but where this tea really shines is as an iced tea.

If you are looking for a great monthly tea box that provides you with a nice array of teas, then look no further. I love the variety the box provides and trying out teas that I never would have thought about trying before. Sure it is a bit more expensive than others but you do get quite a bit of tea that you can re steep for several sessions and infusions. So far I have been very happy with my subscription and don’t see myself cancelling anytime soon!