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Review: Teavana Mango Black *Iced Tea*

 

Abby says:

Tea type: Loose
Temperature: @200 (@ boiling) – then chilled for iced tea
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Isn’t this tea just beautiful to look at: a slurry of colors and textures?!? Teavana tea blends are always to pretty coming out of the tin, both dry and steeped. This one is a blend of primarily candied mango chunks and black tea, but also contains apple chunks, pieces of passion fruit and marigold petals.

As an iced tea, I tasted mostly mango and fruit flavors, but not much tea. For me, it’s just the right amount of sweet for an iced tea, but I did miss the balance of a strong tea taste that my iced tea usually offers. Overall I liked this tea and would make iced tea with it again, the fruit flavor is quite nice. It was a nice change of pace compared to the usual iced tea I make, even other fruit blends.

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves  – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 leaves — this tea requires very little effort.

 

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Review: Stash Coconut Mango Oolong

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4.5 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — This tea is easy to make!Abby says:

Tea type: Bagged
Temperature: @200 (about boiling)
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Tea blended with coconut flavors is one of my favorite things right now! I just love how the sweet and creamy flavor of balances and enhances the earthy flavors in black and green tea. Stash coconut mango oolong goes a step further adding fruit to the mix! I really like this combination because it is smooth, creamy and soothing to drink, but isn’t something that will put you to sleep. Its interesting! The oolong gives you mild earthy tea notes and the coconut and mango add interesting fruit and cream notes without adding too much sweetness. Altogether you get a relaxing tropical feel from drinking this tea. What could be better in the last few days of summer?!

Give this one a try, hot or iced, if you are looking for a something different and interesting to try. Or, if you’re looking for a little tropical vacation in a cup!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — This tea is easy to make!

Stash Tea - Coconut Mango Oolong

Katie says:

Tea type: Bagged
Temperature: @200 (about boiling)
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Iced with a touch of honey

OMG this tea! I had a sip hot, and then forgot about it. oops. Hot it was pretty good but since it had cooled off I decided to try it iced. Iced this was amazing! I love tropical flavors for iced tea, especially mango. The lightness of the oolong tea is the perfect base for this tea. You get nice oolong flavor but it allows the coconut and mango to come through. Seriously, while its still nice and warm out, make this delicious iced tea!

Taste: 5 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — This tea is easy to make!

Review: The Spice & Tea Exchange Mango Green

Overall Rating:

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Taste: 3.75 of 5 leaves. A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate. (be careful not to oversteep or use water that is too hot)

Abby says:

Tea Type: Loose leaf tea
Temperature: @ 180 (below boiling)
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Nothing added

 Words that come to mind to describe this tea are tropical and summertime. I sampled this tea hot, but I think it would make a great iced tea. In fact, I recently made some ice cubes with frozen mango pieces in them for white sangria and I think they could work well added to this as an iced tea too!

The flavors in this tea are simple, but refreshing: grassy green tea and fresh mango. The combination works well to give just a little sweetness to the green tea.  I don’t like teas that are too sweet, so this tea gives just enough of it to make me happy.

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate. (be careful not to oversteep or use water that is too hot)

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Katie says:

Tea Type: Loose leaf tea
Temperature: @ 180 (below boiling)
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Honey

When steeped this tea has a lovely golden-orange color. First I made it in a ceramic mug but I really loves the look of this tea in my clear travel
Mug. Very pretty! Speaking of travel mugs, if you make this tea “to-go” be sure to use a mug that allows you to remove the leaves from the water. Most green teas have a tendency to become bitter. This was one of the less forgiving green teas I’ve had.

This tea has a grassy Green mango flavor, with no real sweetness. This tea smells wonderful. However, I wish the strong notes of mango that I could smell came across more in the steeped cuppa. This is a good standby. Know that this is not a light & mild green; instead it is a full bodied gassy green taste.  

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves. A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate. (be careful not to oversteep or use water that is too hot)

Review: Lipton White Tea with Island Mango and Peach Flavors

Overall Rating:

Taste: 2.5 of 5 leaves: This tea is just ok
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Temperature: Below boiling
Steeped: 3.5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

While this tea is steeping the smell of peach is quite strong. So strong infact that images of peach flavored Dum-Dums popped into mind. The taste however, is much less artoficial, thank goodness. While sipping this I could tease out both the mango and peach flavors, but the peach was much stronger for me. The white tea comes out at the end, almost as an after taste. Though touted as a white tea, greaen tea is listed in the ingredients as well some other things: White tea, green tea, orange leaves, rose hips, lemon grass, licorice root, modified corn starch, natural flavor. To be honest, I was not thrilled to see modified corn starch listed. Because of that addition, it is unlikely that I would choose this tea again. Though in a pinch for tea, the flaovr is good and I always like a white tea!

This tea would be great for anyone looking for a strong fruit flavored tea who doesn’t mind the additive. I drank this tea hot, but i’m sure it would make a nice iced tea as well. The pyramid tea bag, makes for easy steeping and portability.

Taste: 2.5 of 5 leaves: This tea is just ok.
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: Just below boiling
Steeped: 3.5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

I’m going to admit that I bought this tea because of the packaging. The box had unique shape and lid and the photograph of the pyramid bag with yummy looking fruit really drew me in. Upon opening it, I thought, well done! The little tea pyramids looked inviting and I could smell some nice hits of orange and peach from inside the box. I was excited to try it!

As my tea was steeping I started to smell less orange and mostly peach, but I was still excited. I’ve had peachy white teas before the I remember enjoying so surely this would be the same. Unfortunately, it was not. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad tea, but it is also nothing special. It is a very average white tea taste, but the peach flavor takes over and I can’t taste the mango, orange, or lemongrass that are mentioned on the packaging. I just taste white peach.

Luckily for you readers, while I’m a sucker for packaging, I have Abby who pays attention to all of the important details like if teas are organic and the specific ingredients. Modified corn starch? I’m not sure what that is doing in tea, but I’ll stick to teas with more traditional ingredients! Good catch Abby!

Taste: 2 of 5 leaves: This tea is just ok
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!