Mighty Leaf Tea

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drank Organic Persia by Mighty Leaf Tea
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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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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
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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
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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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Tasted vaguely like an herbal tea, not particularly chamomile-y or citron-y.

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drank Celebration by Mighty Leaf Tea
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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
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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
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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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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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Another blustery day here. The bone-chilling kind.

I was fortunate enough to have a fiery Korean seafood soup to take a bit of the chill away and later followed up with this tea prepared chai-style at home. Very delicious.

The tea today has a bit of a rose-lychee hint with the slightest bit of cinnamon and star anise. I am nearing the end of this and suspect that I’ll be moving through the remainder rapidly. A nice variety of things going on in this one.

Flavors: Almond, Anise, Apricot, Cinnamon, Fig, Pineapple

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

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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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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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stolen from Optimizely

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Winter Solstice by Mighty Leaf Tea
1538 tasting notes

Friday. Thank goodness, its Friday.
I am quite stressed at work, and today is going to be massively busy. I’m worried that I won’t be done with the larger projects I’ve been given. Argh.
I wish I was feeling more confident in this new job! I’m dying to feel calm and detached when I come into the office, but right now I’m tense and stressed beyond belief.
Which means I’m not sleeping well. Which means that I’m not sleeping well. Which means tea.
This is my last bit of this, so its a sipdown.
I really like this blend. Its gorgeous in the cooler weather. Now that we’re pushing against spring, its time to drink it down.

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drank Winter Solstice by Mighty Leaf Tea
1538 tasting notes

Ugh, daylight savings time.
Anyone expecting elegant prose, or poetic desciptions, well, be gone, my friends. This day has been one long session of uggggggh, as I dragged my sorry carcass around, mewing slightly and bumping into objects.
I do not like waking up early, that’s for sure.
So! Bold! Rich! Strong! That’s what I grabbed this morning. Thank you for all your help, Winter Solstice.

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drank Winter Solstice by Mighty Leaf Tea
1538 tasting notes

I had a lovely pot of this in the morning. Its warm and the hint of citrus just uplift it, and keep it from being too heavy and dark.
Its lovely in these colder months, and as it was a rainy morning, it was glorious then.

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drank Winter Solstice by Mighty Leaf Tea
1538 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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drank Winter Solstice by Mighty Leaf Tea
1538 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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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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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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drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
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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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