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Island Mango Tea. Created to celebrate the “Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise” exhibit at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. This black tea from Sri Lanka is a perfect blend of mango, calendula, and bits of lime.
Mango has long been associated with peace, harmony, and tranquility. The same three words also come to mind when you think of Selby Gardens. Our slice of paradise here in Sarasota!
The “Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise” highlights the essential role of botanicals in achieving Paul Gauguin’s vision of the savage, primitive and exotic. We hope this tea will remind you of this glorious exhibit long after your visit.
The black tea used is OP graded and comes from 3 different, high-altitude growing regions. This flavorful blend is prized for accepting flavor well while allowing a mildly astringent coppery brew. Enjoy as a morning cuppa, or you will love this tea as a refreshing iced tea.
Selby Garden Custom Teas
Island Mango Black Tea is one more custom tea created for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Similarly, this black tea joins Selby Select Rooibos, Secret Garden Green tea, and Flowers in the Factory Organic Berry Tea. You can try them all with our Selby Sampler options.
20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf tea.
Brewing Instructions for Island Mango Black Tea
Steep this tea multiple times. Loose-leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to the superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision, so please experiment to determine your preferences.
Use boiling water and allow your Island Mango Black Tea to steep as little as 3 minutes or as much as 6 minutes. For each of the following steeps, use boiling water and double the steep time. Island Mango Black Tea can be steeped at least 2 times and, depending on the steep times, as many as 4 times. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. If you do not want to drink all the tea, stash it in the fridge for use later.
Store in a dry place.