At Teas.com.au, we love a flavoured black tea here and there. Many flavoured tea tastes too flavoured and we tend to lean towards the more "natural" tasting ones that doesn't leave you feeling thirsty after a cup.
Soursop, or Thorny Mango is one of those.
In the video:
Salina: Soursop is a bad name. It doesn't taste sour.
Peter: True, but so as Thorny Mango, or whatever Graviola or whatever it is called.
Salina: Well not like we can rename the fruit!
Peter: Anyho, nice tea. Kinda gauva-ala-pineapple-banana.
Salina: I prefer to describe more like florally pear taste. Great for chai I bet.
Salina: Is that a challenge??
This is one of those "once tried always loved" kind of flavour from South-east Asia. Its taste will remind you of a florally tropical fruit - a bit like apple, banana and pear all in one!
Soursop is not sour at all. The fruit looks a bit like a durian but the taste is sweet and florally fruity; kind of pear-like taste.
Addictive and hard to find in Australia.
Thorny Mango is a beautiful tea to drink light on its own or strong with milk.
- 1 teaspoon / 3g of tea per cup. Pour in boiling water and let it sit for 1 minute if served black. Double amount of tea if milk is added. Sweeten if desired.
ORIGIN: Various (black tea from Ethical Partnership approved plantation from Sri Lanka). Mixed in Australia with imported ingredients.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea (camellia sinensis), calendula, flavour (soursop).