Mighty Leaf Tea

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76
drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I had this one yesterday at a friends while playing board games. Not a bad bagged tea – creamy vanilla orange…wish is was a little more creamsicle orange but overall a decent cup.

VariaTEA

I have seen multiple positive reviews for this tea in the past couple of days so when I was at Pickle Barrel for dinner tonight I noticed it on their menu and when I tried ordering it to test it out, it stressed out the waiter, took like 3 minutes to explain to him, and they didn’t end up having it anyways. So much for trying new things :P

Sil

sill you trying to order tea at pickle barrel :)

Sami Kelsh

I rarely attempt to order tea at restaurants – but now I miss the Pickle Barrel.

VariaTEA

I figured it was bagged teas so they would bring me hot water and I’d make it myself.

OMGsrsly

Isn’t that usually how restaurant tea is done, VariaTEA? Or do some places make it and bring it out for you?

VariaTEA

I know some places that throw the bag in and bring it to you and you have no clue how long its been in there. Usually I don’t order tea at restaurants but I was curious about the Orange Dulce given the reviews and figured it was there to try so it was a easy means of getting a hold of it. Turns out it wasn’t so easy.

Evol Ving Ness

You might be able to pick up a box of assorted MLTs at Sobey’s. That is where I first discovered the brand. They are packaged really well, so it’s not a bad way to get to know their teas.

Kristal

I don’t mind getting tea at restaurants if it’s herbal, then it usually doesn’t matter to me how long its been sitting. Other than that, I always pack stuff in my timolino.

OMGsrsly

I don’t usually order tea at a restaurant, so I haven’t experienced the tea bag being put into the water already…

Evol Ving Ness

Today I came across boxes of assorted ML teas in a health food store. Not as hard to find as I had thought apparently.

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80

This one delivers—when I am in the mood for a punchy black base with orange notes carried on intense vanilla. It reminds me of some of the Cream of Earl Grey teas out there, but, to my taste, way better than most of the competition.

I really enjoy this one when I have a taste for it. I don’t often crave this tea, but when I do, there’s just nothing like it. This will always have a place in my tea cupboard, even if it is only a few teabag packets. MLT packages the individual tea bags nicely, and the scent and flavours last forever.

Flavors: Orange, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

I now have a headache from drinking four cups of this strongly perfumed strong tea. No wonder I can only drink it every few months. I am taking my rating down a notch.

Kirkoneill1988

i might not want to mess with this tea then :/

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80

Inspired by the suggestion of a strong kick in the pants kind of tea, I reached for this one as Mighty Leaf black blends tend to have a robust black supporting the rest of the event. Well, not so much this one, as it happens.

The dry leaf appears to be mostly fruit and spice and not much tea: much different from the image here. It smells heavenly though.

My first few cups of this were straight up black and unsweetened. Strong cinnamon with a hint of star anise with generic fruit in the background.

I popped around the shops to try the second batch sweetened with honey with milk. More or less the same flavours with more complexity this time as I had gone a bit heavier on the leaf the second time. Nice.

I get the impression that flavours will vary depending on the leaf you have in the tea scoop. The fruit and spice pieces are rather large.

Very much a chai type blend. Perfect for a cold winter day.


I am adding the Mighty Leaf description and ingredient list of the Holiday Blend 2015 that I am drinking. Very much different from the tea described here on Steepster.

Holiday is a festive blend of Chinese black tea with cranberry, orange, papaya, apple, peach and spices. At once sweet and hearty, this tea is the ideal accompaniment to a joyous gathering of family and friends.

4 oz. loose tea in bag

Ingredients

Black Teas, Cranberry Fruit, Orange Peel, Apple Fruit, Papaya Fruit, Peach Fruit, Almond, Cinnamon, Rosehips, Rose Petals, Cornflower and natural flavoring of Cinnamon Orange Spice

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Ginger

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

This is a decent jasmine tea, and I do drink a lot of it. The jasmine isn’t too overbearing, and it isn’t too “perfumey”. Since I drink this one at work, it’s a little tough to control the temperature, and it sometimes gets a little too bitter. I would NOT buy this tea full price, it’s a little on the pricey side for it not being my favorite. However, homegoods frequently has it in stock for a good price, so I pick it up there.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87
drank Winter Solstice by Mighty Leaf Tea
1484 tasting notes

It is pouring down rain today, which is so, so excited! So I decided on something warm and bold for the morning.
I’m so glad that this is the old Winter Solstice I knew and loved. I was worried I would be parted forever from it!

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87
drank Winter Solstice by Mighty Leaf Tea
1484 tasting notes

There was only one obvious choice for today, and this was it.
I am highly relieved to see that they don’t seem to have tinkered with this too much, as its moved from Peet’s house brand to Mighty Leaf. They had me worried.
It was a long day. I’m glad I had this bit of extra pep!

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90

Really nice tea. I steeped it for way longer than 3 minutes and it never got too strong to drink.

Flavors: Flowers, Jasmine

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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60

Hmmm…I’m not getting any “cherry” in this. It smells too much like pinesol (giving me a mental image of licking my kitchen floor…unpleasant). It’s not a BAD tea but I was hoping to get more cherry flavor, the lemon is just overpowering.

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80
drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
11 tasting notes

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80

Decided to brew double strength this time: two sachets per 14 oz water. Tastes a bit strong.

Flavors: Fruity, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 414 ML

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80

Lightly sweet. Fruity and floral. Delicious! One sachet for 14 oz boiling water.

Flavors: Fruity, Jasmine

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 414 ML

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80

A lightly sweet, fruity rooibos tea. I can detect hibiscus, as well as notes of blueberry and, perhaps, honeysuckle. Very tasty. Used the shorter recommended steep time; would probably extend for a bolder flavor next go round.

Flavors: Blueberry, Fruit Punch, Hibiscus, Honeysuckle

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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35

This tea is bitter, and has very little tropical flavoring to it. The worst part was that as the tea cooled, it just kept getting weaker and weaker. I would only recommend this tea to people who are just trying to get into green tea and prefer to not have too much of a grassy taste to their teas.

See my full review:
http://fullysteeped.blogspot.com/2013/01/mighty-leaf-green-tea-tropical.html

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

This is one of the teas I ordered in my big Mighty Leaf order a couple of months ago. I love the punchiness of Mighty Leaf black teas—the wake up and pay attention of their assertive bases.

This tea is very delicious. That said, I must have received the least flavoured batch of it. Though it is meant to be an Earl Grey with Chinese black and Indian teas with jasmine, I am not feeling the bergamot or jasmine. Yes, there is a vague sense of fruity sweetness, but to discern the bergamot and jasmine, you must first know it is there and then do the flavour equivalent of squinting to find it.

I never read tea descriptions or the reviews of others directly before I write a review of my own. If I hadn’t in this case, I never would have identified the Earl Grey-ness and jasmine here.

Flavors: Bergamot, Fruity, Jasmine

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
keychange

Hmmm, you don’t read other peoples’ reviews before writing your own? That’s interesting, and I think would lend itself to a more authentic experience. I should try that sometime.

Evol Ving Ness

I read reviews when planning what to order or put on my tea wish list. After having had several cups of this since I ordered it, even though I do enjoy it, I found myself wondering why specifically I had ordered this particular one as it is very very similar to others that I had ordered from Mighty Leaf. That’s when I read the reviews again. And had another cup.

Fjellrev

I only tend to read reviews beforehand if I’m making an order too, otherwise I don’t want others’ opinions to influence my thoughts on the first cup.

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100

This is the camomile blend of all camomile blends in my humble opinion. The freshness of citrus, but here it is an abundance of citrus flavours.
Even the cursed lemongrass works here. The camomile is so enjoyable buoyed up by all these flavours around it. Slightest bit of tang from the rose hips and the slightest bit of a bite from something green.

I have been drinking this one for years. Such a delight.
The perfect evening tea.

Flavors: Citrus, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Rosehips

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
alexander&james tea co.

I have no hate for lemongrass, so I’m definitely looking forward to trying some! I’ve seen this tea before and worried that some of the other ingredients may cover up the taste of the chamomile; good to hear that isn’t the case.

Evol Ving Ness

I say cursed lemongrass because I’ve had two teas recently which were overwhelmed with it. Here, it is just a hint and it adds to the medley of other citrus flavours.

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66

Russian Caravan is suppose to have Oolong tea in it and this version does not…so it would be a much better tasting tea if it had the Oolong added. This version just has the lapsang and assam tea.

Flavors: Smoked

Preparation
3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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75

I like Mighty Leaf’s Kyoto Rice, but it is overpriced…you can get genmaicha tea anywhere for a lower price that is the same quality.

Flavors: Green, Rice, Toasted

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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78

Smokey, this tea is like drinking a campfire all you need to add are the smores and hot dogs.

Flavors: Smoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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80

Another tea sent to me by my Secret Pumpkin. I really like this one! It has a nice orange flavor, but a creamy orange, almost like those old push up ice cream treats we used to get as kids. (can you tell I have a hint of my sense of smell today? It’s not super strong, but it’s present enough for me to taste some things)

Anyway. I realloy like this one. I might have to add this to my wish list.

Flavors: Creamy, Orange, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML

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85

This is an amazing tea. I would like to have more of the Rooibos base shine through, but aside from that, the flavors are very well balanced, and very smooth. The tropical fruit overtones are delightful, making this tea super drinkable.

I’m usually not a huge fan of fruit tea blends, but this may be one of the best I have ever tried. I would definitely buy this again and keep it handy, I’m thinking it would be great during a warmish late Spring rain.

-E

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85

My new housemate works at Peet’s Coffee, and they recently bought Mighty Leaf Tea Company. So, he sometimes brings home free tea!

This was his first gift to the house, so it will be the first one I try.

It’s been a while since I have had a rooibos based tea, so I am a bit excited. Although, it is blend with many other flavors, but that’s OK.

The first smell is really good. Very fruity, very tropical. I don’t smell much of the rooibos base, but maybe it will come out in the taste. Smells like a great hot weather, Summer tea.

The flavor confirms that. This will be a great dog days of Summer tea. The tropical fruity overtones dominate the palate, hiding the rooibos base. I would like to get more of that base into the mix, so I will experiment the next time I brew it.

Overall, a very good tea. Just wish it had more rooibos and less fruit.

-E

Flavors: Fruit Punch, Fruity, Tropical

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 9 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85

Good tea for working at night. Very relaxing. I didn’t want to drink Chamomile because I am not going to bed soon.

Light, fruity, flowery, round, and well-balanced. I like that it has a light fruity taste. It isn’t overbearing. It seems to have just a little bit of spice and apple. I think it is a good cold weather alternative to cider and chai.

I’m not sure if it’s still available.

Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Spicy

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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