In my adult life I have wanted so badly to be a “tea drinker,” but I have always found myself disappointed with tea. Until today. Until Mighty Leaf’s vanilla bean tea. (Begin lengthy soap box speech.)
This is the first tea I’ve tried that made me want another cup. And another. And another. Two things in particular stand out to me about this tea:
1) The unique vanilla flavor. (I mean, really. Doesn’t the world have enough fruit-flavored teas already?) Interestingly enough in this instance, vanilla bean is not “plain ol’ vanilla” at all. It’s more like like “HECK YES, VANILLA! More please.”
2) With this tea, the smell and taste have the same punch. I hate that experience where you sniff a heavenly scented tea and start to envision how awesome it will be while you’re brewing it and then… it tastes sad and flat. Like a poorly focused, fuzzy version of the aroma that enticed you in the first place. Mighty Leaf’s Vanilla Bean doesn’t do that. The vanilla flavor is right there with you as you sip – bold and friendly and welcoming, like the smell.
bottom line – I love you, Mighty Leaf. Thanks for finally allowing me to claim the coveted title of “tea drinker.”