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Bursting with flavor, this popular mix of black and green teas has a sweet strawberry note with a strong mango finish.
This tea tastes every bit as good as it sounds and it is one of our most popular iced teas.
Though our Strawberry Mango contains a blend of both black and green teas, the black tea is the dominant tea flavor. The green tea adds just a hint of sweetness. Try serving Strawberry Mango iced with a tropical fruit salad. It also pairs well with Southern food like barbecue or hush puppies.
Black tea and green tea are made from the exact same plant: Camellia Sinensis, also known as the tea plant. The difference is in how they are processed. Black teas are fully oxidized; whereas, green teas are prevented from ever oxidizing. Black teas are encouraged to oxidize by means of a rolling process that releases the leaf’s enzymes and brings them into contact with the air. Green tea is heated shortly after harvest to kill these enzymes, thus preventing oxidation. What seems like a subtle difference in manufacturing technique produces wildly different results.
We recommend steeping Strawberry Mango for 3 minutes at 195°.