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

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: 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!

Maui Mango Tea from Mountain Witch Tea Company

mauimangoTea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy: Mountain Witch Tea Company

Tea Description:

Our Maui Mango black tea will wow you with amazing mango flavor and real dried mango chunks. This tropical delight is great hot or iced.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Wow is it hot today.  Like crazy smoldering hot. The kind of hot that makes you feel icky and gross as soon as you step outside.  So today is a stay inside and catch up on projects sort of day.  Oh and drink lots of tea.  So that is my new plan.  Drink lots of tea and do some reviews.

I thought this would be a good one to start with. The dry leaves had a nice sweet mango fragrance that just called to be made up like an iced tea.  So that is exactly what I did.  Brewed this up like I would a traditional black tea (212F-3 min) and then allowed it to cool.  Added ice and took a sip.

Yum! Sweet tropical paradise.  This brewed as an iced tea had such a nice subtle sweet taste.  You could still taste the fantastic black tea base but there was a sweet mango flavor in there too.  This is a great simple mango black tea. Not a knock you in the face sort of mango, just hints of mango.  So nice.  I was very pleased.  This is exactly want I was wanting today.  I can’t wait to take the rest of the loose leaf I have and try this as a cold brew.  That is exactly what is accompanying me on my way to work tomorrow.  Can’t wait!

Another fantastic tea from Mountain Witch Tea Company.