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Mighty Leaf Tea

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60

This is pretty much the same as the caffiene version in terms of flavour, maybe a little lighter on the bergamot. A great evening choice with milk and sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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75

This was one of my favourite Mighty Leaf teas the first time I tried them, and it still is. It’s such a fabulous dessert tea — creamy, rich, flavourful. There’s everything you could want. The orange flavouring isn’t exactly natural — it tastes more like a creamsicle than an actual orange — but that’s part of its effect. The creaminess is almost thick tasting, and this is helped by the heavy floral of the jasmine that hangs around in the background and contributes an unexpected depth of flavour. It’s almost like it makes this tea 3D, rather than just 2D orange and cream. The vanilla is the real star, though — it seems to hold the other elements together and makes them into a cohesive flavour. It helps the resemblance to ice cream, too!

I drank this one with milk on this occasion, but it’s equally nice without on the odd occasion I’ve had a cup at work. It’s too much all of the time, but it’s a great treat. One I’ll always enjoy!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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73

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60

Another from the Mighty Leaf sampler box. As Earl Grey’s go, this is a sound contender. The base is nice and hearty, and the bergamot is just right. It adds a nice citrus tang, like orange rind, and a slightly floral, slightly bitter edge without being too overpowering. It’s also robust enough to withstand milk, which is another plus in my book. It’s not outstanding, but sometimes that’s not necessary. It’s pleasant, easy drinking. Perfect for a quiet afternoon or relaxing early evening.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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55

This isn’t a bad breakfast blend. It’s strong, and takes milk well, it’s beautifully malty, and it has a deep, rich flavour. I wish Mighty Leaf were a bit more explicit about the varieties of tea that are in here. I’d guess Assam and Darjeeling, and maybe Ceylon. Nothing really special, but a good wake-up cup!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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30

This is exactly the kind of metallic, astringent darjeeling I don’t like. It has a fairly nice muscatel flavour to begin with, but it quickly develops into an iron-like tang. It leaves my mouth dry, too. I generally prefer first flush darjeeling, which might be why I’m not getting along too well with this one. I’m just conscious that I’ve definitely had better, and that spoils it for me. Not a winner, I’m afraid.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I got this tea at a local coffee shop. It was really good. It had a nutty taste that is highly addictive, in my opinion. I overstepped it since the bag was left in my cup and I had to drive home..lol but it was great nonetheless. I would get this tea again.

Flavors: Chestnut, Grass

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80
drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
12 tasting notes

The tea smells great (like vanilla- shocker!). I drank it with some sweetener and some warm foamed milk. I’m very into tea lattes lately! This tea is a smooth, delicate black tea with some even smoother vanilla over it. Yummers! On a side note, I once decided that since hot chocolate is so delicious with a little irish cream in it, the same would be true for this tea. I was completely, completely wrong! I suppose it’s better to keep your alcohol and your tea separate.

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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65

Not sure why, but when I brew this it comes out a very dark green, verging on black? It tastes good, sweet chamomile with a bright edge of citrus (lemon/orange, mainly). I’ve been drinking it at work during stressful moments in an attempt to help calm down, and I think it might help a little :) I’ve one bag left, so I might take that home tonight and drink it over the weekend — that’ll be another sipdown accomplished before my orders start to arrive!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Memily

What a strange colour for that blend of ingredients!

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80

I bought this tea before I read the reviews. Well,it’s not bad. I was afraid that it would be pretty bad since the reviews weren’t very positive. The mint is predominant but the chocolate helps fill it out. I did use some vanilla stevia which may account for the disparity between my score and some of the others. Several of my mint teas ( mostly Morrocan Mint) have caffeine so this is a good non-caffeinated choice. Since the chocolate is not strong it should probably be called Mint Chocolate Truffle instead of Chocolate Mint.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

Sipdown! Took the last two bags to work today, and finished them off this afternoon with a splash of milk. I could taste more vanilla and less rooibos this way, which was a welcome change. I usually hesitate to add milk to fruity teas, but in this case it was a good gamble.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90

Eep! I have the bagged version of this and managed to get through the whole box without a chance to write a tasting note! That’s because this has been my go-to afternoon tea at work and i rarely write tasting notes at work.

I quite enjoy this tea. It’s great for a caffeine-free afternoon lift. The chamomile hits up front and transitions smoothly into a pleasantly tart citrus. I could swear there was a lingering hint of ginger at the end of the sip today, but there’s no ginger in the blend. The hibiscus supports the flavor rather than getting in the way. I’m hoping to restock this one fairly soon. Meanwhile, sipdown!

ETA: This blend does best with a really long steep time. Like 10+ minutes.

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60

With a little less milk, this is even more yummy. Much stronger vanilla flavour, very creamy. A very pleasant vanilla tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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60

I’ve never tried this with milk before, but it’s a bit of a relvelation. I think it’s because I’ve primarily been taking these tea bags with me to events, where I don’t have access to milk, purely for convenience. When I’m in the office, I generally use loose tea. Anyway, I brought a couple with me this morning, as I’m generally pretty rushed when I arrive on a Monday between checking over the emails and preparing for our staff meeting. A tea bag means I can have some caffiene and start feeling a little less grumpy before the day really gets going.

Without milk, I found this a little bitter, a little heavy on the base, and just not very inspiring. With milk, it’s a different story — I wish I’d tried it sooner! The base is toned down, and the creaminess of the vanilla really comes out. It’s fragrant and delicate, and the vanilla flavouring really does make it seem like an actual vanilla bean has been soaked in milk — it’s pretty spot on accurate, if a little subtle. I think that might be my fault for having added a bit too much milk, so I’m about to try again with a lighter hand. I’ve raised my rating a little here, though. I’ve found the way I like to drink this one, and when it sings, it sings. A good Monday morning cup!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Memily

Ooh, perhaps your milky vanilla adventure got into my subconscious today. I’ve had two amazing teas with milk + sugar that I would normally drink/try plain!

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55

Sipdown! Finished off the last couple of these bags at work today. I was thinking this morning that I couldn’t really smell or taste much mate, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A closer inspection of the bag revealed that there actually isn’t very much actual mate to be found in this blend, so that explains that. There’s a lot of fruit and spice, however, and it produces quite a strong, heady scent while brewing. The taste is less pungent, but quite tart. I guess there’s a lot of hibiscus and rosehip in here, because that’s the main flavour I can detect. Clove is probably the second strongest flavour, with a touch of liquorice and mint to finish. It’s a slightly odd combination, but it more or less works. Not one I’d keep on hand all the time, but nice to have tried.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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75

I see now at the Mighty Leaf Organic Breakfast profile page that the black teas used are sourced from India. So that would be Assam and something else, probably something similar to Ceylon or Keemun (the usual English Breakfast suspects—but those are not from India). Or perhaps there is a more complex multi-tea blend involved here. Anyway, this tastes good. Definitely a solid English Breakfast tea. I’ll try this steep-off again soon and make sure to compare the Mighty Leaf with the Harney & Sons BEFORE adding cream!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Angrboda

Nilgiri perhaps?

sherapop

That seems a likely candidate, Angrboda!

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65

Despite containing pineapple as the fruit, Mighty Leaf Green Tea Tropical reminded me a lot of Kusmi Thé Vert à la Fraise. I wonder whether strawberries and pineapple are related somehow? So, yes, this is a fairly fruity-flavored green tea with probably a bancha base green tea. I’ll try another sachet soon to get a firmer idea of what may be this tea’s unique virtues…

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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55

Sipdown! Finished off my last couple of bags at work today. I drank them with milk added, and found I liked it much better this way. The milk tones down the rooibos, and helps the chocolate and mint to shine, as well as adding a pleasant creaminess. Milk is the way forward here.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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62

I brewed up a glass of Mighty Leaf Organic Earl Grey in the sachet with the intention of holding another steep-off chez sherapop. The contender was supposed to be Teapigs Darjeeling Earl Grey. In fact, it ended up being something of an oranges and apples scenario, as the teas were very different, despite both being scented with Earl Grey. The liquor produced by this sachet was only a slightly darker reddish brown color (the Teapigs being more orange), but the brew was much less smooth.

The Mighty Leaf Organic Earl Grey required cream because the black base was quite scratchy. This blend might fare better consumed by itself or perhaps next to a lower-tier grocery store Earl Grey such as Bigelow or Twinings. For now, I have to say that I was not very impressed. I’ll try again later.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Kirkoneill1988

im not much for earl grey anymore. maybe it’s the bergemot?

Kirkoneill1988

err maybe its because of the bergemot? ^

sherapop

Kirkoneill1988: I generally enjoy Earl Greys. My issue is usually with the base tea, not the bergamot. ;-)

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60

Sipdown! Finished off my last bag of this at work today. I didn’t have any milk, so I was initially a bit reluctant, but it turned out pretty okay black. I could taste more of the spices, and they left a pleasant warmth at the back of my (very sore) throat. First day back at work made more bearable by tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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73

This was my first experience with Mighty Leaf. I have been curious about them for a while and today found that the boxes of sachets are less expensive at the grocery store than they are online, so I decided to try out the variety set. First up: Chamomile Citrus.

Both the dried mixture in the sachet and the infusion reminded me a lot of Tazo Calm. Among other things, the lemongrass is marked and the color of the final liquor ends up a salmony peach color—I presume because of the hibiscus.

The flavor, too, smacked unmistakeably of the combined chamomile, citrus, lemongrass, hibiscus and mint. I rather like this combination, so I was pretty happy with the brew. One difference between the two is that there are big chunks of dried orange rind in the Mighty Leaf, which are not present in the Tazo.

I’m not sure that I understand why the sachets are stitched with white cotton thread. I admit that it is a novel touch, but does it have an effect on the sachet itself? Well, I don’t know anything about this company, so maybe they were the first to market sachets as a way of brewing whole-leaf tea more easily? For some reason their website reminded me a bit of Tea Forté in that they both seem to cater to a particular clientele of devotees… My issue with Tea Forté is that everything seems to be way overpackaged. But that’s another story…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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