BOH Mango Tea is part of the Seri Songket collection of deliciously flavoured teas. I first fell in love with their Tangerine Earl Grey tea and was so eager to try the others.
Mango is such a sweet, exotic fruit that I found it hard to imagine it translating well into a tea. But I was proved wrong. It works well with the smooth, full-bodied character of Malaysian black tea and is just the right combination of sharp, tangy and juicy.
If you’re like me and a little turned off by overly sweet, artificial fruit flavours, you have nothing to worry about here. Keep reading to find out how BOH Mango tea tastes and how best to brew it.
BOH Mango Black Tea at a Glance
- Blend: Malaysian black tea with mango flavouring
- Flavour: A smooth and full-bodied black tea with subtle notes of juicy mango
A calming black tea infused with notes of refreshing mango that’s so perfect for summer nights. I’ve reviewed it hot, but you can go ahead and cold-brew this beauty for a smoother, juicier flavour.
Full Review – BOH Malaysia Mango Flavoured Tea
- Type: Tagged paper tea bag
- Tea: Malaysian black tea
- Additives: Mango flavouring
- Flavour Notes: Smooth, full-bodied black tea, subtle mango
- Aroma: Strong black tea, fruity, unripe mango pith, refreshing, juicy
- Milk or Lemon: Neither
- Where to Buy: Amazon
This tea arrived for me in individually wrapped foil packets, so when I ripped them open I was instantly hit with very fresh aromas. Nothing stale in sight. The black tea has a naturally strong aroma (all the Malaysian black teas I’ve received from BOH are) with fruity notes of mango. To be exact, it reminds of the mango pith at the centre – that bit that’s slightly tangy and not quite ripe enough. It’s very refreshing!
It brews into a clear dark brown colour that doesn’t let much light through. No tea dust, however, so that’s a good sign. Unfortunately, the aroma of the brewed tea is just a little too artificial. At this point, although refreshing, you can tell that it’s not natural mango pieces in this tea.
It has a smooth and full-bodied black tea base that’s easy to drink. If you don’t pay attention, you might just find that you finish the cup before you’ve realised. The subtle mango notes linger long into the aftertaste.
Yes, it’s not quite the same as real mango flavour… but it’s not sickly sweet, artificial mango hell either. It’s still pleasantly sweet and fruity with a very slight tangy edge. I enjoyed my cup and I will drink all the other BOH Mango Tea samples that were sent to me without hesitation.
How to Brew Mango Tea
As a black tea, you’ll want to use very hot water between 95°C and 100°C straight from the kettle – freshly drawn water, of course. I brewed for 3 minutes to the right intensity for me. This tea gets very dark, very quickly and while the mango takes a little while to strengthen, the black tea brews fast!
I didn’t feel the need to add any lemon as I thought the mango was refreshing enough. You don’t want to add any milk to BOH Mango Tea.
I’d also recommend trying this tea iced. Float 1 or 2 teabags in a cup of water in your fridge for 12 to 24 hours. You can give it a taste every now and then to work out when it’s at the right strength.
Why BOH Seri Songket?
BOH Malaysia is a new tea brand for me and I’m enjoying getting to know their tea range, particularly the Seri Songket collection. They have some classic and unusual tea flavour combos that are enticing to try.
The tea quality is pretty good. In my mind, they’re sort of a Malaysian version of Twinings. Good quality for a primarily teabag orientated company. The mango flavouring is visible (those white flecks) around the tightly curled particles of black tea. It didn’t release any tea dust into the bottom of my teacup.
Did you know you can have a tour around the BOH Tea centre the next time you’re in the Cameron Highlands? It’s on my holiday list, for sure.
I do recommend testing this tea, especially if you like exotic fruits. The mango is pleasant and if you haven’t tried Malaysian black tea yet, you really should!
If fruity black teas are something you love, your next stop should be my detailed review of Teakruthi Lemon Kandy tea review. If the play on words in the tea name doesn’t entice you, the delicious scent of fresh Sri Lankan lemons will do the trick.