Mambo originated from the fusion of Cuban and American Jazz. Our Mambo blend is also a unique fusion of two similar, but quite different, styles: black teas from Yunnan and Wu Yi areas of China. Smoky, savory aroma, lingering notes of cocoa from the Yunnan, refreshing mineral finish from WuYi. Plush mouthfeel and succulent texture. The flavorful, rich body of our Mambo is guaranteed to jazz up your mornings and keep your feet tapping all day.
Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
The Mambo is a form of ballroom dance originating from Cuba in the 1940s. Similar to Salsa in style and timing, it has two forms, one based on the original from Cuba, and one based on the New York style that developed once the dance hit the states, including in the Palladium dance hall where the world’s greatest mambo dancer, Pedro Aguilar, performed. Nicknamed “Cuban Pete” after the famous song of the same name by Desi Arnaz (Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy), Aguilar also performed before England’s Queen and Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson.
Raw Honey for Black Teas
Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.