Our Decaf Mango Black loose leaf tea is made with dried mango pieces and premium Ceylon black tea from the island nation of Sri Lanka. It is a delightful tea drinking experience, with a juicy texture and creamy-dry finish. Great mystic poets throughout the ages have sung its praises. Mughal emperor Akbar ordered the planting of one hundred thousand of its trees. In Hinduism, the perfectly ripe fruit is often held by Lord Ganesha as a symbol of the attainment of perfection. In many cultures it represents fertility, bliss, even immortality.
Not just any tea is worthy enough to marry into such a lineage. But we think this Ceylon black is up to the challenge. After all, it was grown not far from the rustling leaves of tall mango trees on the mango-native southeast Asian island of Sri Lanka. Our Decaf Mango Black blends the clean citrus taste of premium black tea leaves with the flavor of exquisite ripened mangoes. It has a wonderful bouquet floral aroma with a candy sweet taste. Note the unique juicy texture as well as the creamy-dry finish that truly make this tea a unique and wonderful drinking experience. Its unique flavor, texture, and sweetness make it a great pairing for a variety of savory foods and deserts, from sweet sticky rice, to delicate chutneys, delicious fruit pastries to custard cakes.
Try mixing it with a little strawberry, and this tea will blow your mind. Be sure to order extra.
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.