Tea Swap Sample Sipdown of the Day! (3)
This sample comes from AJRimmer. I admit, I didn’t even realize that Upton carries flavored teas. I guess I mostly only know them for their wide selection of straight teas – I ordered a variety of Assam and Ceylon samples from them a few years ago.
This is a very visually pleasing tea, with dark green tea leaves combined with chunks of dried fruit and pretty pale yellow flower buds.
I’m surprised that this came out a little bit bitter. I’m not sure the green tea is contributing that much in the way of flavor otherwise. The mango flavor here is lovely and juicy, though, and very authentic. It seems similar to Lupicia’s mango flavor, which is definitely a compliment. There’s a little whisper of floral as well.
Overall, it’s tasty and I enjoyed it. But it can’t compare to my beloved Ripe Mango Oolong… ;)
Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Mango, Sweet, Tropical