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drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
267 tasting notes

I swear I wrote a review on this previously, but I don’t see it. Maybe I just tried to do it back when the site was having hiccups.

A few years ago, when I discovered I could actually find loose teas, I bought a set of 6 Mighty Leaf sample tins. Orange Dulce was one of them, and I loved it. Flash forward to about 2 months ago, when I had a big tea shopping spree, and I ordered 4 oz of it, based on those memories. When I got it, I eagerly brewed up a cup, and… BLEARGH! It was awful, and bitter. I took some to work, and tried making some there, where the water is cooler, and still it was bitter. I tried giving that small bit at work to the tea drinker in the next cube, and she gave it back because she didn’t like it!

I am discouraged. I tried again at home. I tried it straight and unsweetened. I tried it with sugar and half & half. I tried frothing it as a latte. All disappointed me.

So now, I am trying one last time. I am using Daisy Chubb’s directions for cold-brewing (thanks, Daisy!) and if this doesn’t give me a tea I actually like, I am pouring the tea out of the cute little tin I bought for it, into a zip lock or some little disposable tub, and offering it up here in trade. There are good reviews of it, so someone out there will want it. Hopefully. I hate to see a tea go unloved.

Check back later and I’ll pronounce the verdict. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

Aw good luck! I’ve tried this one before, and the description sounds like it would be awesome and then bleargh! It isn’t! haha hopefully the coldbrew turns out – you’ve got a good back up plan if it doesn’t :)

Skulleigh

Thanks Daisy! The peek into the fridge so far isn’t promising – it doesn’t look like it’s steeping much, but it’s hard to tell, since I’m doing it in my Lock & Lock tea bottle, which is green, so it’s hard to tell what’s going on.

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DaisyChubb

Aw good luck! I’ve tried this one before, and the description sounds like it would be awesome and then bleargh! It isn’t! haha hopefully the coldbrew turns out – you’ve got a good back up plan if it doesn’t :)

Skulleigh

Thanks Daisy! The peek into the fridge so far isn’t promising – it doesn’t look like it’s steeping much, but it’s hard to tell, since I’m doing it in my Lock & Lock tea bottle, which is green, so it’s hard to tell what’s going on.

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When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, my husband got me a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.

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