Mighty Leaf Tea

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68
drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Ok,despite my lovely boyfriends budding appreciation (and growing collection) of teas, I still think I should probably carry a little bit around with me, of my own teas. Maybe things that need some serious sipping down, or suchlike?
Theres nothing bad or wrong about Mighty Leaf… but they are just not the company for me. They seem to be lacking some pop!

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68
drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Gosh my boyfriend loves this tea. He’s mad for the mighty leaf teas, and… well, I find them a little underwhelming. Perfectly pleasant, mind you, but not as special or rich as other teas.
That, plus the fact that Mightly Leaf is a pricey tea, even if its available in the grocery store, and for that buck, I want a little more bang.
Still, it served well as a quick breakfast cup.

ashmanra

I agree with you.

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72

This is an okay chai, but not my favorite. I prefer to have some cinnamon, and I’m not so sure what I think about the peppermint . Also, the cardamom is a little overpowering because it’s been chopped into tiny pieces rather than added whole. The black tea itself is pretty bland. This time I steeped the tea in a teapot and then added milk. I think next time I’ll probably steep it over the stove in water and milk because it’s a little too weak for milk and honey this way. I may also add some additional black tea like assam — and maybe a cinnamon stick — because I’ve got 4 ounces of this stuff to use. I don’t dislike it. It’s just not very interesting and can be improved with some doctoring.

Mighty Leaf is bad for using natural flavoring, so at least this doesn’t have any of that.

By the way, all the ingredients are organic, but they weren’t all available in the drop down menu, so I added them just as “Black Pepper” and so on.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Cardamon, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Spices, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank White Orchard by Mighty Leaf Tea
500 tasting notes

Cold brewed at a shmancy training session where they plied us with delicious food and drinks. Frickin delicious. The peach note is prominent, sweet, and juicy. This reminds me very strongly of Simple Loose Leaf’s Sweet Peach White Tea, to the point where I wonder if these companies sourced the blend from the same manufacturer. I loved that tea so I am glad to have found something similar.

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48

The way this smells is incredible! Peaches just barely ripe and crisp melons. Sadly the taste falls completely flat. It’s slightly bitter and grassy like a badly-processed bagged green—given this with no context, I would not have guessed it was a white. I get a little bit of artificial melon flavor, but the peach is just not there. This isn’t the worst fruit tea I’ve ever had, but it’s not good.

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60
drank Ginger Twist by Mighty Leaf Tea
522 tasting notes

I think this is a case of an herbal with too much going on. Sadly, it just doesn’t work very well. I taste mint, licorice, lemongrass, and some kind of fruit, but nothing else. It’s called Ginger Twist, but I don’t taste any ginger! I’ll finish this cup, but it’s not a favorite.

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88
drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
522 tasting notes

I got a pack of samples from Mighty Leaf with a recent order from a different company. I’ve gotten packs like this before, so I was expecting the same flavors, but they’re all new to me! I’m excited to try them all.

This one wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice, because orange teas aren’t my thing, but vanilla and jasmine very much are. Also, I’ve gotten hooked on having at least one cup of black tea in a morning. The orange in this is soft, not bitter at all, and it blends well with the vanilla. The jasmine is a scent more than a flavor here, but there is a little bit of a floral aftertaste, and the overall effect is a taste similar to the way vanilla extract smells. I like it much more than I expected.

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59
drank Celebration by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I’ve got an assortment box of Mighty Leaf tea bags that’s just been chilling in the corner of my room for a year or so. I pulled a random one during the middle of this week, because I’m still getting over being sick and I wanted something that would be easy, i.e. teabag.

I’m not the biggest fan of chamomile, given the choice of tisanes, I almost always go for the chrysanthemum. Surprisingly, this tea, while faithful to it’s citrus moniker, is sort of sweet. It’s light on the palate and doesn’t taste too medicinal. Good enough for a mid-break pick me up.

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61
drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Happy Valentines Day!
I’m actually a bit of a fan of Valentines, not for the rampant commercialism, but because I think its nice to have a day to remind us to be kind to those we love. A dozen roses not required. Though I am a stationary freak, so everyone got a card this year.
The converts (boyfriend and his roommate) are really into Mightly Leaf tea, and I’m afraid I’m not as up on it as they are. But its still a decent enough cup, and as I’m on a bit of a citrus kick, is quite nice.

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61
drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
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So my newly converted tea friends (my boyfriend and his roommate, proud owners of their own tea station), really like this tea, so offered some to me.
I like citrus teas, and I was hoping that I’d like this more, but I think that Mighty Leaf may not be quite the company for me. The flavors seem a little…. light. Ah well.
I’ve got a bunch of backlogs from this weekend, so be prepared for some of that.

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86
drank Chamomile Citrus by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Bright and refreshing, yet soothing. Just had this tea for the first time the other night, as I was suffering from simultaneous bouts of anxiety and cramps. As I sat there trying to decide which tea I should drink before bed, I suddenly remembered that I had purchased a Mighty Leaf sample box a while back – this tea was the one I reached for, and I wasn’t disappointed. Typically, I’m someone who adds sugar, sugar+milk, or honey to every type of tea….with this one I didn’t have to add anything and it still tasted amazing. I will definitely be replenishing my supply when I run out!

Flavors: Citrus, Floral

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

This is my go-to tea when I need a chocolate hit. The mint is not very pronounced; in fact it gets lost in the chocolate and the rooibos. But the chocolate comes through and the rooibos supports it well. It’s a great dessert tea.

Flavors: Chocolate, Nutty, Tobacco

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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82

Fruity without being annoyingly so or tasting artificial. Nice and light, good for a cheer-up. Very peachy.

Flavors: Fruity, Peach

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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92

Absolutely fantastic. Puts me right to sleep on a bad day. A dab of lavendar honey with this tea, and all your problems will temporarily wash away.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange Blossom, Rose

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83

Backlog. I went to a cute cafe to yesterday to meet up with a friend and get some work done. While they are known for coffee, they had a nice selection of Mighty Leaf teas. I’ve been wanting to try some more Mighty Leaf because I love White Orchard, so I bought a cup of this one. Houjichas are one of my favorite types of teas, so I’ve become a bit picky about them. Compared to my favorite houjicha, this one was weaker and slightly more dried anchovy tasting, but for a bagged tea, it was actually really smooth and nice. If I needed a houjicha on the go, I’d be happy with this one.

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100
I am a huge fan of Mighty Leaf’s teas, because they usually have a nice moderate balance of some other contradictory flavors in their tea (ostensibly “contradictory,” but the excellent taste begs to differ). As the name boasts, it is a rousing, celebratory blend, which I thought was perfect for a dystopian-themed ficiton book. Highly recommended. Mighty Leaf brewers know their teas, in my opinion.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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80

This tea is good, despite the fact that it reminds me of artificial melon more than real melon (think Jolly Ranchers). As far as white teas go, I have only found one I really liked though – so I might just be picky.

It’s definitely worth a sip, and I wouldn’t refuse it if it was offered to me. But I don’t think I’d keep it permanently stocked in my tea closet. I’m still on the lookout for that perfect melon tea…

Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Melon

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65

Teeny Tiny TTB Round 2

Even though the box is on its merry way to the next person in line, I still have this and one more tea to try (they were single servings so I just kept them to try later). I really like the idea of a mint chocolate rooibos, but this is actually the first one I’ve tried. Mighty Leaf has pretty cool sachets, the actual sachet part is made of the usual silky plastic material, but the edges are actually sewn with thread and so is the string. Interesting! Okay, so I took one whiff of this and thought why would anyone use spearmint in a mint chocolate tea…? Weird.

The steeped tea smells like spearmint gum, I don’t really smell any chocolate. I definitely don’t taste any chocolate either… It just tastes like rooibos and spearmint gum had a lovechild. Nope, not cool. It’s not undrinkable, but it’s pretty meh.

Flavors: Spearmint, Wood

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

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90

The tea that started me on tea. Fruity notes, stronger sweet aroma than flavor, but still enjoyable. Can withstand multiple brewings fairly well.

Flavors: Blueberry, Pineapple

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

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97

Add some milk and sugar and this tea rules!

Flavors: Beany, Butter, Vanilla

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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70

My second chamomile citrus tea for the night! I’m going to have to stop telling people I don’t like chamomile at this rate. The scent of the dry tea is intense lemon! and orange! and then some faint chamomile in the background. Brewed, the scent mellows out considerably to a more generic citrus, and I can detect the lemongrass and maybe a hint of the mint. The taste is also quite citrusy, a bit tart (but in a good way – maybe that’s the hibiscus but if so it’s quite subtle) and an interesting blend with orange peel, lemongrass, and lemon myrtle all contributing. I can barely detect the chamomile, which works pretty well for me, but might not be a plus for you chamomile fans out there. :)

Flavors: Citrus, Lemongrass, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Upon opening the paper package that the tea bag came in I can immediately smell the tea; unfortunately it smelled like strong cough syrup to me. The silk tea pouch with sewn edges looked very nice though, it definitely adds to the experience.

Once hot water is added the heated smell is less like cough syrup and and more pleasant like fruit and flowers, and I could identify the mangos. I checked the ingredient list and saw no mangos, but just a second later realized it was in the “natural flavours”. It was an odd moment expecting to see mango in the list but didn’t, perhaps it would help to list it in brackets.

The tea is mild and thin-bodied, reddish orange liquor, and does not have a lot of depth, but I could smell the fruit while I drink it. It leaves a minty kind of aftertaste in the mouth that reminds me of peppermint, and sometimes at the very end a whiff of honey. It will probably not go well with milk as it does not have the astringency (being a rooibos) to offset the milk. It needs more character for my taste, but I can see it go well with fruit pieces as an iced tea.

Flavors: Flowers, Mango, Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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