Alphonso Mango

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Flavor, Mango
Flavors
Candy, Mango, Sweet, Banana, Cookie, Floral, Malt, Smooth, Tropical
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 111 oz / 3276 ml

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The king of mango, Alphonso Mangoes were used to scent this black tea.

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8 tasting notes

This smells exactly like mango hi chews! Only tried it hot today but I imagine this would be great iced!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C

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142 tasting notes

I have been wanting to place a Lupicia order for forever (I know, I’m late to the game), and finally did so. I was so excited for the package to arrive, that I ripped into it as soon as I got home from work at 8pm. I’d been craving mango, so decided to try this one first (despite it being black, and it now being 8:15pm…and I have to wake up at 6am tomorrow). Lupicia, I’m sorry it took so long for me to find you. This is an absolutely exceptional fruity tea. It really does last just like a mango candy, and the smell (both dry and brewed) is absolutely captivating.

Flavors: Candy, Mango, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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2875 tasting notes

Thanks for sharing some of this, Cameron B! Hope you’re doing okay. I was very intrigued by this one… and luckily it tastes exactly like I imagined and hoped! Lupicia hardly fails on these fruity teas. The fruit flavor is strong here and very unique from any other tea that ever called itself ‘mango’. There is a nice floral note as well. The black tea is tough enough, while not distracting from this amazing flavor. The black tea has a clear, fruity quality itself that pairs perfectly. I’m not sure how accurate it is exactly to mango… it doesn’t really have that startchy element that mango has. But I love the flavor of this tea regardless of how accurate it is, so I’m fine with it. I would also love to see this fruit flavor on a ripe pu-erh… get on that, Lupicia!
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 5 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

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1928 tasting notes

Oh man.

I think that Lupicia does flavored teas better than just about anyone except the French companies. The tea in the sample packet has an amazingly strong smell, at the bottom of which is fresh mango — a rather amazing feat.

The tea is a sharp, clear, chestnut color and has a mellow mango scent. The flavor is just like the smell.

This is an excellent mango black tea. Again, it hasn’t had the kind of love I’d have expected on Steepster, but maybe I just have a thing for Lupicia’s flavored teas. The only non-French companies that come close tend to have a star or two. ATR, for example, had Brioche and Berry Noir, but a lot of their other flavored teas struck me as just ok.

The majority of Lupicia’s are really well done with just a clunker or two.

I will miss them.

Flavors: Mango

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML
Cameron B.

In my opinion, their fruit flavored teas are just really exceptional. ❤

Kawaii433

Oh no. Again, I’m tempted to order this. I have the Ripe Mango already.

@Cameron B. I’m so glad that I began trying “flavored” teas in time to be able to try Lupicia. It’s a hit or miss (i.e. real or artificial) with others.

Cameron B.

@Kawaii – I can send you a sample if you’d like!

Kawaii433

@Cameron B. I’m up to my ears in samples, I still have a few more of your awesome package and derk’s now hehe. I may just wing it and get some before they shut down their site since I love mango anyway, but thank you so much.

lizwykys

Sounds yummy! I wonder if this is the same as “Paradis Tropical” on the French site. They change a lot of the names, so it can be hard to tell. The description there is “Black tea | Ceylon; A sweetly sour tea full of tropical fruits like papaya and mango. Makes a great iced tea as well.” I might have to at least get a sample teabag next time I order.

__Morgana__

Think this one is just mango?

Cameron B.

@liz – That’s probably the same as “Paradise” on the US site.

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1528 tasting notes

Work – 1:30 PM

Drinking two of my favorite flavored tea companies at work today! ❤

So apparently an Alphonso mango is a variety of mango that is “considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit”. Well I’m just going to keep picturing it as a jolly Italian anthropomorphic mango named Alphonso who would be likely to appear on some sort of children’s show (alongside his equally tropical friends, Lorenzo Papaya and Giovanni Guava). Yep, much better interpretation in my opinion.

ANYWAY! This is a tasty tea. The flavoring seems the same as their Ripe Mango Oolong, which I thoroughly enjoy (and need to reorder). It’s very juicy, sweet mango with a touch of exotic floral. The base tea is mild and a bit malty. For some reason, I’m tasting a bit of banana, maybe through some interesting interaction between the tea and flavoring.

All in all, it’s very good. Personally, I prefer tropical flavors to be on a green or oolong base, so I’ll probably order the Ripe Mango Oolong instead of this one. But would definitely recommend it to someone who likes a tropical black tea!

Edit: As it cools, getting more and more banana! Weird!

Flavors: Banana, Cookie, Floral, Malt, Mango, Smooth, Sweet, Tropical

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mastress Alita

And they all ride around on scooters shouting “Ciao!” at each other, naturally.

derk

Ciao!

Kawaii433

I love the Mango oolong, and the Alfonso mango is still in stock… Maybe I should get one of these too.

Cameron B.

@Alita and derk – CIAO BELLA!

Cameron B.

@Kawaii – If you’d like, I can send you a sample when I get home this weekend.

Kawaii433

Cameron, no no that’s ok. I have plenty of your samples to work through. I finished the Lupicia samples and now will start on the others. :D I ordered some plastic baggies from Amazon and when they get here Monday, I will begin my “thank you” package to gift back to you. ^^

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1758 tasting notes

Got a teabag of this with last year’s happy bag and am just now getting around to it. I woke up at two in the morning and couldn’t sleep. Around 3:30 I figured I might as well have some tea. Not entirely sure if this is black or well oxidized oolong. It tastes mildly of the mango. It is good. Brewed one teabag in approximately 10oz boiling water for 3 min.

Preparation
Boiling 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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4549 tasting notes

The mango flavoring in this is so amazingly accurate to the fruit but something is drying and that takes away from the cup as a whole. Still, the mango is juicy and delicious so I am not too bothered.

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644 tasting notes

Apparently the Alphonso mango is one of the sweetest and most expensive mangos. One that came about via grafting. You think your just drinking tea but you end up learning things too.

This teabreally is tasty. I’d like to try one of these mangos now. Its sweet but not so sweet that it’s too much. The base is very light. But that could also be due to the mango. I’ve had it both hot and cold and both are great.

Flavors: Mango

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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389 tasting notes

Hohoho! It’s cold and time for tea! I got the book of tea from Lupicia and chose this one for my first pick. It’s yummy! Totally mango and would definitely be great iced if it’s this good hot. I like when teas have a good aftertaste too and this one does, like I ate actual mangoes.

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58 tasting notes

While it was still a good tea, I didn’t like it as much as the other Lupicia teas I’ve tried. I felt like it tasted a bit generic, the mango didn’t taste like mangos to me and it wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked.

Preparation
Iced

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