I brewed myself up a cup of this tea this morning and it’s way bitter today. I don’t know if I steeped it a second too long or what, but not enjoying it as much this time around. Will try again tomorrow and keep you posted, maybe a bad batch.
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I’m in love with this tea. I purchased it on a whim from Door to Door Organics, where I get my local produce. The smell out of the bag is incredible. Roses. Steep it for basically as long as you want – it’s very forgiving and non bitter. This herbal tea has an interesting, complex taste that I’m assuming is the basil. I very much prefer the stevia leaf to the anise (bleh!) that is found in so many of today’s herbal teas. It’s sweet, but from someone who doesn’t put any sugar in her tea, it’s not offensive. I do wish the rose flavor was a little more robust. Sometimes the other flavors overwhelm it. I will try steeping for less time and see if that gives me the result I’m looking for. Try it! It’s awesome.
I almost forgot I had this tea – it’s delicate and lovely, light and pale, a little sweet and a little tangy. I think the taste is overall very mellow. If you like pungent teas, this might not be your cup, but I’m a huge fan.
My sister gave this to me for Christmas and I have to say, I’ve tried a lot of earl grey in my day, and I really really liked this. Make sure you stick to the brewing times – if you go over, the bitterness is not forgiving. I recommend 4 minutes. The 2nd brew IMO is the best. I love that I can get a 2nd use out of the same teabag. Not only is the packaging beautiful, but the tea itself is just as high quality. I find that the tea is a little overwhelming at the recommended steeping time. Otherwise, very good.
This was actually better than expected. To be fair, I’m not a fan of nutty or grassy teas and I did steep this a little bit too long, but I will definitely give credit where credit is due. Although slightly bitter, it is very forgiving and clean despite the error. I don’t really get the hint of pine or sandalwood though. Overall, it’s not bad.
I liked this, pretty delicate for a black tea without any bitterness. Other than that, it wasn’t mind-blowing, but definitely enjoyable.
Mighty leaf has excellent tea but recently I’ve been frustrated by their generic loose tea packaging. The only brewing instructions are found on the back under generic categories: black, oolong, white, green, herbal. For artisan blends where the title isn’t indicative of it’s content, you have to go to the website to figure it out. I chose to brew this one for about 6 mins at 200 degrees. I bought this tea originally to unwind at night… An alternative to a glass of wine. This is light and forgiving… Not bitter even when oversteeped. Slight peppering aroma and under toning the fragrant smell of roses. Delicate but refreshing… Makes me feel a little spoiled! Plus it’s beautiful to boot.
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I bought this tea because i needed a few herbal options to unwind after a late night of teaching. A reviewer on mighty leaf said she had this at a cafe in France and I just had to try it. Currently on the iPad and having trouble picking exact brewing specs… But brew for about 6 minutes at 197 degrees. I was pretty impressed with the overall presentation of tea. For only 8 bucks or so I get this huge bag of loose, full leaf verbena. I had a ton of trouble putting the large tea leaves in a tea infuser but you can actually press them down without causing the dried leaves to crumble. I love this tea… Totally refreshing and lemony without that nasty anise taste most lemon teas have. It has floral under tones that make this an amazing summer tea for after dinner or before bed. No caffeine. A sure fire keeper.
I have never given a tea 100 points before, and l’m not exactly sure what a 100 point tea would have to do for me. Massage my feet? Cook me dinner? This as close to 100 as it gets for me. I surprisingly fell in love with this tea. It’s not as bitter or as strong as you would expect from the smell – and this is coming from someone who’s perhaps had Lapsang souchong once, maybe twice years before, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. But I enjoy this tea so much and I find that the smell along centers me somehow, easing away stress. I picture myself in the deep woods, in autumn, with every sip. It’s magical. Really.
I have to say not only are these extremely convenient, but with a little rose honey coupled with the pearl’s delicate flavor, it’s an amazing tea. Mild in flavor, no bitterness whatsoever. A huge fan. I like to steep the tea for an extra minute but the recommendation is 1-2.
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My sister gave me an entire “fruit” basket of Narien teas for my birthday – and I have to say all of them are pretty amazing. I’m not normally a green tea fan. I find most of them bitter – but this may be my first experience with full leaves. I added about a teaspoon for 3 minutes and the taste is much more soft than I remember. It would be almost delicate except for the fact the flavor stays with you for a while, well after you’ve swallowed the sip, sort of growing in intensity in your mouth. Overall, I find myself growing tired of the taste after one cup, so it’s definitely something I would have every other day or so at most. It’s definitely a treasure though and something I look forward to having again.
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At first I was bummed that mighty leaf only had Orchid Oolong in a 50 pack and super expensive, but I soon discovered I could enjoy this tea loose – I was super jazzed. It’s been a while since I tried this tea, most likely a sample, and I was not disappointed. I adore this tea. The smell is grand and the taste is even better. It’s full bodied but no real bitterness – it’s on the verge of being delicate. Slight fruity smell but more refined as opposed to artificial. A+
So overjoyed that my mighty leaf order came today. This is my first time trying their loose tea. Not only do the loose teas make way more than their teabags, it’s way more cost effective and so much better on the environment.
Smell is awesome – not fruity, but organic.
It’s possible I used too much tea or over-steeped – it was a bit strong, but like Hannah said, the flavors are really subtle so it was nice to be able to taste them a bit more. The bitterness isn’t too bad, so the tea is a bit forgiving in that regard. After a few tastes, it does kind of taste like darjeeling or irish breakfast. I will steep less next time and see if that changes my opinion.
The smell of this tea upon opening the pouch is insanely incredible. Super fruity – like a jolly rancher. There is though a hint or something artificial about it – I can’t quite place it.
Waiting a whole 4 minutes for this thing to steep, I finally take a taste only to be super disappointed. Super weak stuff and the smell is only a faint memory. After letting it steep an extra minute, same results. It just seems like a bad knockoff of Tazo’s passion tea. It just tastes watered down.
Not bad, but not really good either. I’ll finish off the tea over the upcoming months and probably not buy it again. If anyone wants to try this, please let me know and I will send you some!
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I broke out in hives last week – something that I believe is triggered by stress. Tea in general has a very relaxing affect on me, so I can’t say one way or another if this tea does this moreso than others. However, 3 days later, and 3 cups later, the hives are fading. I can say that the taste in general is quite pleasing. The anise is subtle, overpowered by the cinnamon to balance out the flavor. There is something about the aftertaste of anise that I don’t like and that subtracts points for me – but the smell of this tea is totally amazing. It’s awesome for that late night tea, naturally caffeine free. I’ll be keeping this one around, but can only drink it sparingly due to the anise aftertaste.
This isn’t one of my favorite teas – but it gets the job done. I’ve been sick for what feels like an eternity and this is the only thing that really brings me any comfort. It’s potent enough to be smelled even with a stuffy nose and is quite soothing on the throat. Being caffeine free, I can drink as much as I want without feeling like a crazed maniac. I am typically not a huge fan of teas sweetened with anise, but I felt this tea was well done. I wouldn’t drink this if I wasn’t sick though – it’s not THAT good :)
I thought this was okay. Overall, I liked it, but compared to the rest of Mighty Leaf’s flavors, this falls into the “just okay” realm. I felt this was pretty much a slightly different take on Mighty Leaf’s African Nector. Although a twinge of chocolate was present in the smell, I couldn’t actually taste it in the tea. Mint flavor is also pretty subtle.