About This Tea
Ingredients: Chinese Sencha, Mango & Sunflower Blossoms
Brewing Technique: 85°C, 30 Seconds
A grassy note combined with a beautiful tropical, fruity aroma. We Love Mango smells like sunshine on a Caribbean beach. Close your eyes and just imagine it.
Image from Bruu
Personal preference is a big thing when it comes to flavour, like everyone else I have my personal preferences, yet try not to be biased when reviewing tea. This being said, I don’t normally like tropical fruit flavours, but all I could think while I was drinking this was… “wow… this is good”. We Love Mango is fruity, in a welcomed overpowering way, letting the grassy notes, held in the Sencha, withdraw until the finish.
There’s a reason Bruu suggest 30 seconds brewing time. When I first tried this blend, I brewed it for a lot longer than recommended 30 seconds. A naughty 2 minutes. I thought I’d got away with it. But alas, no. The first half of the cup was delicious, but the further through the cup I got, the bitterer the blend became, until I couldn’t face another mouthful. I was getting a horrible metallic flavour on the back on my tongue, which stuck around for a while. Surprise, surprise, when brewed for the correct amount of time, the taste was consistently pleasant throughout the whole cup and, bonus, stronger mango notes.
Ice: Try this with ice! It makes for a sweet, fruity and hydrating drink.
Cocktail: Do you like pina coladas? If so, try adding coconut milk or coconut cream and a little Malibu / white rum with ice to this blend for a cheeky cocktail that’s a twist on the classic!
We Love Mango is a very adaptable tea with a strong, fruity palate; ideal for those who want to rinse away all traces of winter and replace them with summer. Just remember to stick to the brewing instructions with this one.
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