Remember the taste of a ripe yellow mango - the center of it?! Here you go - you found it! No wonder J'Adore!
In 1899, the French painter Paul Gaugin set up his easel, unwrapped his painting kit and sat down to paint two young women, one of whom posed with a platter of mango blossoms. If you like mangos and Gaugin, the painting, fittingly titled: “Two Tahitian Women”, now hangs in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC for your viewing pleasure. So, where does tea fit into all this? The setting of the famous painting was the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. In 1891, and again in 1895, Gaugin sailed to the island in order to escape “everything that is artificial and conventional”.
When you run a tea company, it is that same thought process that drives one to develop a new tea blend! And so it was for our Master Blender, also a fervent art-lover, who after a trip to the Met decided to create a tea that would celebrate Gaugin's famous work. The blend, as per Gaugin's reasoning, would have to be all-natural, and represent a break from the conventions of traditional tea blending. After rolling out his blending components, in much the same way a painter rolls out his paints, and after careful experimentation to get the flavor and character just right, our Master Blender found the magical combination you now hold in your hands: Oolong J'Adore Mango. This stunning blend begins with a base of Fujian grown Oolong, selected for its leaf quality and rich, bright cup. This is then craft-blended with all natural mango flavoring to create a tea that is at once fresh, full bodied, and brimming with mango flavor.
If you love the artistry of fine tea, this is one you're going to love as much as Gaugin loved the fruits of French Polynesia. (He never left the islands, dying there in 1903.)