Mighty Leaf Tea

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Herbal and Decaf TTB.

I really didn’t like this mix of flavors. It tasted sour, fruity, and grassy to me.

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100

I adore this tea. I like the powerful cardamon and black pepper zing of it. I like that cinnamon is way in the background in this combination. I like that the black tea base here beats its chest with enthusiasm amidst the spice medley. I reach for this blend when I need a strong-kick-in-the-pants kind of tea, even with milk and honey.

It seems I was bombarded by every conceivable kind of chai tea in autumn, so I got a bit tired of chai until the tea festival came around with their fantastic samples. It reminded me how much I do enjoy chai, the traditional way with milk and sweetener.

This one for me is a whole-hearted yes.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cinnamon

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

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100

This is my favourite chocolate mint tea of all time (and I’ve tried at least 10). This one actually wins over multiple loose leaf teas. Very flavourful and can be re-steeped multiple times with no loss of flavour. This tea also makes an excellent latte or iced tea.

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk, Mint, Peppermint, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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Flavors: Nut Fruits, Rooibos, Sweet, Wood

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76

This tea is very flavourful and sweet. It can be re-steeped at least four times. I highly reccomend this for anyone looking for a straight rooibos.

Flavors: Honey, Nectar, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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73

This tea is quite good. I enjoy it most piping hot and very strong, though I find it quite good mixed with a white chai to add some spice. I think it could make a good iced tea with some berries mixed in :P But it’s nothing special.

Flavors: Floral, Hibiscus, Nectar, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Origin: Sri Lanka
Tasting Notes: Powdery with a rose finish

Flavour
Persian Delight has a deceptive, enigmatic side. The ingredients of ginger and clove suggest that the flavour may be spiced, having a floral chai type vibe. However, these distinctive characters are barely present in the taste. Instead the flavour is heavily dominated by a heady, powdery perfume and a minor nutty note, giving the tea a very soft feeling. The Sri Lankan black tea is not lost in the complex mix of sweet flavours, unveiling a strong, dry taste, despite the softness that surrounds it. Drinking this tea is like being enveloped in the presence of your Grandma, hinting at a bold and adventurous past, but only presenting an orderly, graceful nature at present. It’s weirdly comforting and stringent at the same time.

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Flavors: Drying, Nutty, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Ginger Twist by Mighty Leaf Tea
13 tasting notes

Strong mint and some ginger on the nose. Mint gives it slick and syrupy mouthfeel. Citrus mint on the front, ginger kick on the back, with a lemongrass backbone.

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drank Organic Hojicha by Mighty Leaf Tea
13 tasting notes

Nutty, thin, lacking body and depth.

Flavors: Nutty

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Partial review from www.tastethetea.co.uk ’ Oolong is known for its ability to go through multiple brews and develop in flavour. No brewing technique was stated on the packet, so it was a little bit of trial and error! The first steeping was brewed for 2 minutes creates a light and delicate brew and emits the first tickle of coconut in the undertones of the flavour. The second cup, left for 4 minutes, developed a medium body with a coppery, metallic taste and a mild coconut undertone. The third steeping was left for about 10 minutes. This retained the medium body, however most traces of coconut disappeared and were replaced by a gentle citric palate. The fourth round produces a very light body, but is still quite pleasant. At this point I stopped steeping the leaves and used fresh ones.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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85

partial review from www.tastethetea.co.uk ;

Gosh where to start on this one! This has unexpectedly become one of my all time favourite blends due to its completely otherworldly characteristics, having the ability to send you travelling through space and time. When brewed for a couple of minutes the flavour is medium bodied, smokey yet smooth, bordering on sweet. The tastes and aromas of Russian Caravan are so suggestive that by merely closing one’s eyes the experience develops into anything your mind can imagine, As the description suggests this is a storied blend, seeping with adventure and inviting you to create your own. One minute you could be a sailor in the dusky Shanghai docks or in Victorian London, as a little urchin next to a crackling coal fire. The possibilities in this cup are endless stories for you to discover, making it a perfect companion brew for a good book.

Flavors: Smoke, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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drank Organic Persia by Mighty Leaf Tea
7981 tasting notes

Sample from evol ving ness Wasn’t too sure about this one given the number of flowers in the tea but as always, i’ll try anything , just in case :) this one is an interesting tea. i love the clove and cardamom and the base tea here is really nice. i think if you were someone who enjoys floral teas, this would be a hit. It’s not super floral, really more of a rose flavour that blends in with the spices. I think it’s a pretty neat tea – just satisfied with me sample :)

Also…WAY COOL ADDITION of pistachios in this tea! can you imagine? pistachios! plus rose? neat!

Evol Ving Ness

What what?—you haven’t mentioned the pistachios. I hunted up the pistachios in the bag to delight you further. Mention the pistachios, Sil. :)

Sil

hahah i don’t what you’re talking about…they’re totally there in my note.

Evol Ving Ness

My happiness is now complete.

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80

I’ve been drinking this in the morning and enjoying it. It’s very vegetal and seems to take a little longer to steep really strong, which is good for me, since I tend to oversteep my tea quite easily!

After about 3 minutes it has a lovely, clear green color and is delicious when brewed very hot. I still prefer a sencha-matcha blend but this has still been making me happy.

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Lychee by Mighty Leaf Tea
7981 tasting notes

Sample from evol ving ness this one…not so sure about. I had a hard time getting past the scent of this one – it was coming across as really floral. in the sort of “shoved my head in potpourri” sort of way. Drinking it, was a little better than that though..and the flavour was closer to lychee. I actually think this is a pretty decently “lychee” flavoured tea, but i can’t quite get past the smell :) thanks for letting me try this out evol!

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Note to self: Next time try brewing at 170˚F for 2 minutes.

Update: I brewed it correctly and it’s a nice simple tea to drink at work.

First infusion: 5oz of 175˚F water for 1:15. Beautiful aroma of jasmine, but the tea flavour is very subtle. Perhaps I should’ve brewed it hotter and for longer.

Second infusion: 5oz of 190˚F water for 1:30. Tastes slightly bitter, I probably burnt it a little. Fairly one-dimensional flavoured tea.

Third infusion: 5oz of 185˚F water. Tastes smooth and subtle, a bit watered down though. This is probably the last possible infusion this tea can handle.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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drank Holiday Blend by Mighty Leaf Tea
7981 tasting notes

Sample from evol ving ness

This one’s pretty tasty as far as Christmas teas go. I like that this has a nice sort of cinnamon, spice taste underlying the other things going on. I also really like that the clove isn’t overpowering. I find “holiday” blends often have WAAAAAY too much clove. this one is also pretty – even if it does remind me of potpourri a little :) thanks for the share evol!

Evol Ving Ness

I also like that about this blend. Festive and fruity but not in your face aggressive with the cinnamon and cloves.

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60

Tasted vaguely like an herbal tea, not particularly chamomile-y or citron-y.

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drank Celebration by Mighty Leaf Tea
7981 tasting notes

sample from evol ving ness as i have to get through a few samples as well as get started on the GCTTB. I brewed this one up thinking it was a straight black for some reason. However as soon as the water hit the leaf, i knew that wasn’t the case. Sadly this isn’t a tea i can get behind. I suspect it’s the rose and lychee combination. I get zero chocolate from this one. Nothing wrong with the tea itself, but for me, this doesn’t work. Always happy to try new things though, so thanks evol!

Evol Ving Ness

This is one which benefits from multiple steepings, or that has been my experience.

How interesting it is to see how varied people’s takes are on the same teas!

Sil

yes! that is why sharing is fun :)

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drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
333 tasting notes

Very rich and sweet vanilla scent and flavor, on a base of strong, decent quality black tea. I got this as an after-Christmas sale item, and I can definitely see that it would be a cozy tea to have around the holidays. I’m always partial to vanilla, so this was a good find, and it’s nice to know that it is naturally flavored. For the evenings, though, I think I might need to restock Vanilla Comoro again…

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drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
7981 tasting notes

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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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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