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I had no clue what to expect from this since I just grabbed something that looked caffeine-free and stuck it in my cup. But I smell rooibos so I’m thinking this isn’t going to go over well. I also smell something honey-like and also maybe pineapple-y.

The taste… meh. Rooibos. Not the nastiest rooibos ever or anything, but certainly not the best I’ve had. It’s leaning towards sour wood but isn’t firmly there so small favors I guess. There is a vague fruity taste going on but nothing really identifiable and it’s quickly being overpowered by the rooibos taste as it cools. And a tart, tacky taste is developing at the end that is somewhat phlegm inducing.

Not offensive or anything but I don’t think I ever need to have this again (which is too bad because I have one more teabag of it… I’ll have to pawn that off on someone).

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Doulton

I think that this is a tragically terrible tea. I do think that some of the Mighty Leaf products are decent, but this is the worse by far. I like their Leaves of Provence.

Auggy

Leaves of Provence does look good. Sadly I just picked up a little variety pack of tea bags and that one wasn’t in there. But I haven’t given up on Mighty Leaf yet!

Marie

Even with the bagged black teas by this brand, I always have to double up just to taste the tea. It seems they never put enough in the bag. And at the cost per box, it starts to get expensive using it that way so I tend to stay away from the bags for this brand. I don’t mind doubling up on the twinnings or taylors of harrogate because the broken fannings seem to have more concentrated strength than the broken pekoe or whole loose leaf – and they put a gazillion bags in each box.

Auggy

Thanks for the info, Amyb! I’ll keep that in mind as I make my way through the variety pack. I have a feeling that info will come in very handy when it is time to try the blacks. Thanks!

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Doulton

I think that this is a tragically terrible tea. I do think that some of the Mighty Leaf products are decent, but this is the worse by far. I like their Leaves of Provence.

Auggy

Leaves of Provence does look good. Sadly I just picked up a little variety pack of tea bags and that one wasn’t in there. But I haven’t given up on Mighty Leaf yet!

Marie

Even with the bagged black teas by this brand, I always have to double up just to taste the tea. It seems they never put enough in the bag. And at the cost per box, it starts to get expensive using it that way so I tend to stay away from the bags for this brand. I don’t mind doubling up on the twinnings or taylors of harrogate because the broken fannings seem to have more concentrated strength than the broken pekoe or whole loose leaf – and they put a gazillion bags in each box.

Auggy

Thanks for the info, Amyb! I’ll keep that in mind as I make my way through the variety pack. I have a feeling that info will come in very handy when it is time to try the blacks. Thanks!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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