Region: Yunnan and Wuyi regions of China
Bought At: Adagio.com
Price: $3 for a ten cup sample
First Impressions: Large leaves for Black Tea, Pleasant earthy smell
A black tea I haven’t tried before, Mambo is marketed as similar to the Mamba Dance which “originated from the fusion of Cuban and American Jazz.” While I don’t know about being “jazz infused”, this is a decent cup of tea. A solid black tea with a strong earthy flavor, this isn’t a tea for those who like lighter teas. Be careful because it gets very bitter if brewed even a little too long, but when brewed correctly is a pleasant tea. I wish I had some milk to try with it because I think it would stand up well and smooth out the flavor a little. Overall, good but not a new favorite.
3 / 5