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drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
911 tasting notes

This is actually the tea I bout my little Mighty Leaf variety pack for. Sure, there are a few other teas I’m interesting in trying, but this is the one that made me actually buy it. I love oranges.

This is for the teabag version. The teabag weighs 3.2g – I realize it is a bit dorky to weigh my teabags, but I find myself curious as to who skimps on leaf and who does not. Anyway, it smells creamy and orange, like orange sherbet. I tossed it into a cup with some water and waited for 4 minutes.

The smell reminds me of SpecialTea’s Earl Grey de la Crème, though I admit, it’s been a while since I’ve had that so I’m not sure how accurate that memory is. The taste is different from the smell though – bolder, not as sweet or soft as I was expecting. More of an unsweetened orange gummy slice with cream over it. That’s to say, not an actual orange – it’s not tingly citrus enough for that – but more orange candy, but without being hurt-my-teeth sweet. And the cream taste is changing on me, seeming to switch around from cream to an almost light caramel flavor that reminds me of Haagen Daz Dulce de Leche. If I slurp I get a bit of a floral taste that is almost perfume-y mixing with the candy orange taste and that combo makes the flavoring taste a bit unpleasantly artificial. Not enough to ruin my enjoyment of the tea but enough to make me not want to slurp anymore.

Not a knock-my-socks-off cup but enjoyable. I could see having a little stash of this in my pantry for times I feel like an almost dessert tea or something orange.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

I think we are all a bit of a ‘tea dork’, no? But I am curious, too, now that you raised the issue, was this company skimping on tea leaves? Or was it on par with other companies? Seriously, I occasionally had the thought ‘wow this teabag is huge’ (e.g., starbucks full leaf tea bag) but never thought to weight it.

LiberTEAS

This is my favorite tea from Mighty Leaf. However, I do think that the flavor of it has changed since I first tasted it 8 years ago. Either that, or perhaps my palate has changed. Either way, it isn’t as good as I remember. Still very good, just not quite as good…

Cofftea

It’s not dorky at all! That way you can judge how many to use or how much water to use. I’m always baffled by light tea bags that have a ton of flavor.

LiberTEAS

I never weigh my teas! I’m from the “keep it simple” old school of tea drinkers. I use a tea spoon. Not a teaspoon… but a tea spoon.

Auggy

~lauren, ROT is horrible with their teabags, or at least the few I’ve had. I think one of them was 1.8g. Lupicia is probably the most generous but Mighty Leaf is up there, too.

Cofftea

Auggy, while I agree they are light, ROT is one of the ones that I’m surprised by their flavor. That’s just me though.

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~lauren.

I think we are all a bit of a ‘tea dork’, no? But I am curious, too, now that you raised the issue, was this company skimping on tea leaves? Or was it on par with other companies? Seriously, I occasionally had the thought ‘wow this teabag is huge’ (e.g., starbucks full leaf tea bag) but never thought to weight it.

LiberTEAS

This is my favorite tea from Mighty Leaf. However, I do think that the flavor of it has changed since I first tasted it 8 years ago. Either that, or perhaps my palate has changed. Either way, it isn’t as good as I remember. Still very good, just not quite as good…

Cofftea

It’s not dorky at all! That way you can judge how many to use or how much water to use. I’m always baffled by light tea bags that have a ton of flavor.

LiberTEAS

I never weigh my teas! I’m from the “keep it simple” old school of tea drinkers. I use a tea spoon. Not a teaspoon… but a tea spoon.

Auggy

~lauren, ROT is horrible with their teabags, or at least the few I’ve had. I think one of them was 1.8g. Lupicia is probably the most generous but Mighty Leaf is up there, too.

Cofftea

Auggy, while I agree they are light, ROT is one of the ones that I’m surprised by their flavor. That’s just me though.

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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!

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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!

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