Ying Kee Tea House Mango Tekannon is a flavoured oolong tea that comes in instant sticks and can be made hot or cold. Tekkannon (or tieguanyin in Chinese) is a variety of oolong tea originating from Anxi in Fujian province in China in the 19th century.
The mango flavour is strong and veers into ‘artificial’ territory. The golden yellow colour of the tea would suggest that as an oolong, it’s only lightly oxidised, so it should take on the more floral and delicate characters of green tea. The mango flavour, however, is overwhelming and leaves a slightly astringent mouthfeel as the only hint of it being a flavoured tea. It’s not an altogether unpleasant flavour (it resembles an astringent mango flavoured soft drink), but it’s disappointing as an oolong.
This box of Ying Kee Tea House Mango Tekannon contained 5 sachets. It was packed in Japan and purchased in Osaka, Japan in 2014.