OOLONG J'Adore Mango
Remember the taste of a ripe yellow mango - the center of it? Here you go - you found it! No wonder J'Adore!
Luxury Ingredients: Oolong tea, Papaya pieces, Plum + Safflower petals, Natural flavors. (Organic Compliant)
GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): Ti Kuan Yin Special
This tea contains a low level of caffeine.
In 1899, the French painter Paul Gaugin set up his easel, unwrapped his painting kit and sat down to paint two young women, one of whom posed with a platter of mango blossoms. If you like mangos and Gaugin, the painting, fittingly titled: "Two Tahitian Women", now hangs in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC for your viewing pleasure.
So, where does tea fit into all this? The setting of the famous painting was the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. In 1891, and again in 1895, Gaugin sailed to the island in order to escape "everything that is artificial and conventional". When you run a tea company, it is that same thought process that drives one to develop a new tea blend!
And so it was for our Master Blender, also a fervent art-lover, who after a trip to the Met decided to create a tea that would celebrate Gaugin's famous work. The blend, as per Gaugin's reasoning, would have to be all-natural, and represent a break from the conventions of traditional tea blending. After rolling out his blending components, in much the same way a painter rolls out his paints, and after careful experimentation to get the flavor and character just right, our Master Blender found the magical combination you now hold in your hands: Oolong J'Adore Mango.
This stunning blend begins with a base of Fujian grown Oolong, selected for its leaf quality and rich, bright cup. This is then craft-blended with all natural mango flavoring to create a tea that is at once fresh, full bodied, and brimming with mango flavor. If you love the artistry of fine tea, this is one you're going to love as much as Gaugin loved the fruits of French Polynesia. (He never left the islands, dying there in 1903.)
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste.
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)
INGREDIENTS FROM: China / Poland / Egypt / Thailand
REGION(S): Fujian + Shandong / Gdansk / Nile Delta River + Fayoum / Petchabun