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Oasis Mango White Tea
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If you’re looking for the perfect tea to serve guests in terms of both taste and symbolism, look no further than Oasis Mango White. Both the tea and the fruit we’ve flavored it with have been used to honor visitors for thousands of years.Mangoes, which have been grown throughout the Eastern world since before recorded history, have variously been served at weddings, placed before shrines, even had their leaves woven and hung from doorknobs the way people in the west hang Christmas wreathes. Many of these hospitable customs also extend into the Americas where it is believed mangoes were first planted by early Jesuit missionaries who had spent time in the East.White tea has a long history of hospitality as well. In fact, the Japanese tea ceremony, one of world’s most intricate, has its roots in a Chinese Song Dynasty ceremony based on an early form of white tea. Unfortunately, the exact details of the early ceremony have largely faded into the tea-steam of history. What is known is that the ceremony was so important that when tea was unavailable, it was conducted with boiling water only. Hosts would serve their guests the boiled water and carry on as though tea were used. The intricate ceremony was brought to Japan by traveling monks and later developed into the highly stylized ceremony of today. (Interestingly, in some parts of China, boiled water is still referred to as Boiled White Water in reference to the tea-less version of the tea ceremony.)To make a long story short, if you have people coming over, this is the jar to reach for. The flavor is delicate and round with light honey notes, deep hits of mango and a lightly astringent finish. Thankfully, we’ve secured a great supply for all your special occasions! (Hint: Makes a fabulous dietary aid when served with imaginary sandwiches!)
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