Green Mango by Name of TeaSource
Green Tea / Flavoured
$9.00USD for 4oz
I received Green Mango as part of my swag bag from the 2020 Virtual International Tea Festival.
Green Mango came as part of my swag bag, and it is a 12g sample so I didn’t have a lot to work with. The packaging is nice for a sample – a sealed, resealable shiny black pouch with a glossy label on the front. TeaSource doesn’t waste a lot of space and incorporates all the necessary information on the label. The back of the pouch is clear plastic so you can easily see the tea leaves inside.
Green Mango consists of: green tea, natural flavour, and calendula petals. The aroma is very fruity and reminds me of mango a lot. I don’t really smell the green tea base or the calendula petals, but the mango really shines through for being an invisible (flavouring) ingredient.
TeaSource recommends steeping Green Mango in 175°F (79°C) water for 3 minutes, and I followed the steeping instructions for the initial steep.
Green Mango steeps to a yellow colour, and smells a lot like mango. The flavour, however, is lacking in mango. There’s some nice grassy notes from the green tea base itself, and hints of floral sweetness, but I don’t actually taste a lot of mango. It’s kind of muted compared to the aroma of the steeped tea, which is a bit disappointing considering how fruity the tea smells. The green tea base has a nice flavour though, which is appreciated.
A Second Cup?
I attempted to resteep Green Mango and found that it wasn’t much improved – I’m still missing the mango flavour. I would recommend Green Mango for just the one steep.
My Overall Impression
I didn’t like TeaSource’s Green Mango. I really liked the concept behind this green tea blend, and the aroma of the mango flavouring was really inviting and made me want to try it. Unfortunately, the aroma of the mango flavouring didn’t translate into mango in the flavour profile of the tea, and I found myself wondering what was going on. I did enjoy the green tea base, but found it a bit confusing for the taste buds to smell the mango, but not taste it. The green tea and calendula petals has a lovely flavour though, but the missing mango found me not enjoying the tea as much as I could have.