Mangoes are associated with melting hot summers. This Lupicia Ripe Mango Oolong infuses the flavour of ripe mangoes into an oolong so that its sweet, tropical and juicy flavour can be enjoyed as a tea during the winter months. This is great as the heat of the summer months sees a dramatic decrease in my tea consumption.
Steeping 2.5 grams of looseleaf in 200ml of water at 85°C for 3.5 minutes yields a translucent yellow-green liquor with a sweet tropical nose. Served hot, the fragrant flavour of ripe mango with a mellow natural sweetness much like that of the dried fruit come through ahead of the slightly vegetal and round caramel notes of a lightly oxidised oolong. The tea tastes much more refreshing than its sweet nose and finishes with a clean oolong lightly scented with mango.
The tropical flavour of this oolong is perfect iced during summer but just as suited to autumn as a delicious reminder of the season just past when the weather starts to cool.
This bag of Lupicia Ripe Mango Oolong contained 50 g. The tea originated in Taiwan and was purchased in Tokyo, Japan in 2014.