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drank Lassi Mango by Dammann Frères
1433 tasting notes

It smells like MANGO BISCUITS (::dies::).

Mangoes. Creamy, biscuit-y Mangoes. With almond flour.

I’d given up on finding a Mango tea I liked until stumbling on DFs excellent passion fruit flavouring (which isn’t remotely the same thing, but still). It’s not quite perfect and it’s simple, but I still love this tea to the point that I have to hide it from myself at times so I don’t drink it every day.

It may be a diluted, “baked” kind of Mango, and it’s unsurprisingly more of an almond cookie than a rich, tangy lassi (it’s missing the cardamom and yogurt mouthfeel) but it’s a Mango I can believe in (and buy in large quantities). The nilgiri base is also a plush, smooth cushion of a black tea. Not much of a nip, but enough to prevent this tasting flat.

Today I drank it alongside a dosa and sambar (South Indian Cuisine but still a fine pairing). And the sun is out! I can’t stay sad.

Steep Count: 2

Flavors: Almond, Cookie, Creamy, Fruity, Malt, Mango, Smooth, Stewed Fruits, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cameron B.

I love Lupicia’s mango, but this sounds wonderful too!

Crowkettle

I’ve not had the pleasure of trying Lupicia’s mango teas (that ripe mango pouchong looks divine), but I imagine they’re better than this one (vague memories of trying momo and melon teas and remembering how vibrant and sweet they were).

Still, this one isn’t bad at all! :P

Cameron B.

I love Dammann in general so I’m sure I’d enjoy it. Definitely on the list for my next order!

P.S. – Just let me know if you’d like to try the Ripe Mango Oolong, I have plenty to share! :3

Kelmishka

Ahh, this sounds so delightful!

Courtney

Oooh! This one was on my wishlist, but I was waiting for some tea notes XD. You’ve made this sound just delicious!

Crowkettle

@Cameron B. – as a Canadian, trying Lupicia teas is a huge temptation; I may reach out when I get my (tea) life together :)

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Cameron B.

I love Lupicia’s mango, but this sounds wonderful too!

Crowkettle

I’ve not had the pleasure of trying Lupicia’s mango teas (that ripe mango pouchong looks divine), but I imagine they’re better than this one (vague memories of trying momo and melon teas and remembering how vibrant and sweet they were).

Still, this one isn’t bad at all! :P

Cameron B.

I love Dammann in general so I’m sure I’d enjoy it. Definitely on the list for my next order!

P.S. – Just let me know if you’d like to try the Ripe Mango Oolong, I have plenty to share! :3

Kelmishka

Ahh, this sounds so delightful!

Courtney

Oooh! This one was on my wishlist, but I was waiting for some tea notes XD. You’ve made this sound just delicious!

Crowkettle

@Cameron B. – as a Canadian, trying Lupicia teas is a huge temptation; I may reach out when I get my (tea) life together :)

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Citrus Fruits, Passionfruit, Banana, Pineapple, Melons, Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Elderberry, Persimmon, Rhubarb..

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai, Cardamom

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc.

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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