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drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
111 tasting notes

Had this as a tea latte at Wendells, the “Cinnabean Tea Misto.” The latte was lovely, and upon examining the teabag in my cup I discovered it was Mighty Leaf’s Vanilla Bean, and so I purchased a box.

This was my first Mighty Leaf tea (and probably my last, my goodness was it expensive!) and I thought it was quite nice. The vanilla flavor is very prominent, I’m surprised at some of the other tasting notes posted here. I found I could pick up on the vanilla notes easily even straight, though I added a dab of milk and golden sugar to bring it to the foreground. Tea this expensive has to be enjoyed to the fullest. Speaking of which, I should wrap things up so I can drink it while it’s still hot! :)

Anyway, overall it’s a nice sweet tea — though the vanilla flavor is a bit on the fake side — that can be enjoyed at any time of day, however the high cost (almost a dollar per bag) makes it far less accessible. Higher quality teas can be purchased at a much lower price, so that brings my rating down lower than I would’ve rated were it a more realistic price.

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Kittenna

Wow, $1 per bag?! That is crazy expensive!

Chizakura

ALMOST a $1 per bag, but yes, it’s madness. _ High quality loose leafs can be purchased much cheaper.

Kittenna

Haha, I noticed that and thought about correcting my post, but didn’t bother. Regardless, yeah, a price that high for bagged tea just seems really absurd, considering exactly that – that quite high quality loose leaf teas often cost less.

Chizakura

I know right? :) I think their goal is fooling bagged drinkers that don’t know much about loose leaf into thinking it’s this really high “premium” that’s worth that much or something. xD But yeah, I’ll finish the box but otherwise that’s it.

(Besides, for at home drinking, I’m trying to break away from all bagged tea anyway, ‘cause not only is loose leaf tastier, but it’s way healthier too.)

OMGsrsly

Mighty Leaf is expensive, but I love the Orange Dulce. It’s a super delicate Earl Grey. I’ve replaced it with Silk Road’s Royal Abkhazi, because it’s cheaper. :)

Chizakura

Yes, I’ve heard tons of good things about Orange Dulce, so I’m tempted to try it, but ohhh the cost. D: Wendel’s serves Mighty Leaf tea, so maybe I’ll try a cup of it there and see if I want it enough to buy a whole box. :) (and yeah, buying a tea in a cafe is even more expensive, but it’s less commitment if it turns out it’s not my favorite and I have the nice cafe ambiance to enjoy while sipping, hehe.)

OMGsrsly

I totally understand! And Wendel’s definitely has the nice atmosphere. (I used to live in Fort Langley!)

Chizakura

Ooh cool! :) It’s really interesting how many nearby people (or used to be nearby in your case) I’m finding on Steepster. Never thought I’d find someone on here who knew Wendels. :) Anyway I tried the Orange Dulce there. xD; It was good, but knowing the price of the box I’ll pass, but for sitting in a cafe, it’s pretty nice. :)

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Kittenna

Wow, $1 per bag?! That is crazy expensive!

Chizakura

ALMOST a $1 per bag, but yes, it’s madness. _ High quality loose leafs can be purchased much cheaper.

Kittenna

Haha, I noticed that and thought about correcting my post, but didn’t bother. Regardless, yeah, a price that high for bagged tea just seems really absurd, considering exactly that – that quite high quality loose leaf teas often cost less.

Chizakura

I know right? :) I think their goal is fooling bagged drinkers that don’t know much about loose leaf into thinking it’s this really high “premium” that’s worth that much or something. xD But yeah, I’ll finish the box but otherwise that’s it.

(Besides, for at home drinking, I’m trying to break away from all bagged tea anyway, ‘cause not only is loose leaf tastier, but it’s way healthier too.)

OMGsrsly

Mighty Leaf is expensive, but I love the Orange Dulce. It’s a super delicate Earl Grey. I’ve replaced it with Silk Road’s Royal Abkhazi, because it’s cheaper. :)

Chizakura

Yes, I’ve heard tons of good things about Orange Dulce, so I’m tempted to try it, but ohhh the cost. D: Wendel’s serves Mighty Leaf tea, so maybe I’ll try a cup of it there and see if I want it enough to buy a whole box. :) (and yeah, buying a tea in a cafe is even more expensive, but it’s less commitment if it turns out it’s not my favorite and I have the nice cafe ambiance to enjoy while sipping, hehe.)

OMGsrsly

I totally understand! And Wendel’s definitely has the nice atmosphere. (I used to live in Fort Langley!)

Chizakura

Ooh cool! :) It’s really interesting how many nearby people (or used to be nearby in your case) I’m finding on Steepster. Never thought I’d find someone on here who knew Wendels. :) Anyway I tried the Orange Dulce there. xD; It was good, but knowing the price of the box I’ll pass, but for sitting in a cafe, it’s pretty nice. :)

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.

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