At the coffee shop that I work at, we sell bagged Mighty Leaf teas. I had never tried Mighty Leaf before, and so I decided to begin with a flavor that was most familiar to me so that I might be able to distinguish any differences between this brand and others that I have indulged in.
I decided to go with the Organic Spring Jasmine.
Usually when I pick up Jasmine Tea, I have the presumption that it is going to be strong and perfumy, and over powering to the green tea (With the exception of the few Jasmine teas that I know and love).
I was quite wrong this time.
At work our water is only one temperature, I believe 208 degrees Fahrenheit, and so I began by placing the tea bag in the cup, and then putting about 5 ice cubes directly on top, so as to cool the water as it hit the tea. I didn’t have a timer either, but I’d have to say that I allowed the tea to steep for roughly 2 minutes. My tongue is quite used to sipping “too-hot” tea, and so I was instantly able to try out this new blend.
The Jasmine flavor was surprisingly sweet and smooth! I was still able to taste and enjoy the green tea, tannin free, while also receiving the floral notes without feeling like I was drinking perfume.
The ingredient portions of this blend were surprisingly balanced, but I still prefer Jasmine Pearls, most likely because the green tea used in the two blends are different.
I would definitely drink this tea again, and maybe even purchase some for backup, but as far as bagged tea goes, it’s one of the best Jasmines I’ve had yet. I would recommend this tea to anyone that finds Jasmine to be too “perfumy” of a tea. You might have a change of mind like I did. ;3