Orange Dulce

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Orange Zest, Vanilla
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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From Mighty Leaf Tea

Orange Dulce black tea is a luscious, rich brew teeming with notes of orange, vanilla and jasmine blossoms. Made with Ceylon and China black teas, Orange Dulce brews up a fragrant and full bodied dark tea. Reminiscent of an aged Port, the flavor is sure to please.

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I swear I wrote a review on this previously, but I don’t see it. Maybe I just tried to do it back when the site was having hiccups.

A few years ago, when I discovered I could actually find loose teas, I bought a set of 6 Mighty Leaf sample tins. Orange Dulce was one of them, and I loved it. Flash forward to about 2 months ago, when I had a big tea shopping spree, and I ordered 4 oz of it, based on those memories. When I got it, I eagerly brewed up a cup, and… BLEARGH! It was awful, and bitter. I took some to work, and tried making some there, where the water is cooler, and still it was bitter. I tried giving that small bit at work to the tea drinker in the next cube, and she gave it back because she didn’t like it!

I am discouraged. I tried again at home. I tried it straight and unsweetened. I tried it with sugar and half & half. I tried frothing it as a latte. All disappointed me.

So now, I am trying one last time. I am using Daisy Chubb’s directions for cold-brewing (thanks, Daisy!) and if this doesn’t give me a tea I actually like, I am pouring the tea out of the cute little tin I bought for it, into a zip lock or some little disposable tub, and offering it up here in trade. There are good reviews of it, so someone out there will want it. Hopefully. I hate to see a tea go unloved.

Check back later and I’ll pronounce the verdict. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

Aw good luck! I’ve tried this one before, and the description sounds like it would be awesome and then bleargh! It isn’t! haha hopefully the coldbrew turns out – you’ve got a good back up plan if it doesn’t :)

Skulleigh

Thanks Daisy! The peek into the fridge so far isn’t promising – it doesn’t look like it’s steeping much, but it’s hard to tell, since I’m doing it in my Lock & Lock tea bottle, which is green, so it’s hard to tell what’s going on.

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This was the tea that I chose today, when I purchased my lunch at the Roost.

You can smell the orange, although I did not notice any vanilla it was still tasty, fragrant and floral. … I had this tea at 6am, I should go and get some more so I can better define how delicious it is.

MaddHatter

The Roost is serving this as their iced sweet tea this summer! I am heading there now for some… or maybe I should wait until I am DONE my errands…. Nah! lol

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42 tasting notes

I bought this as a mini tin of loose tea (just over 1 oz) at TJ Maxx. I steeped 1 Tbsp of loose tea in 12 oz of water, and added a bit of turbinado sugar. In lieu of paraphrasing other reviewers (they really hit the nail on the head), I’ll skip the flavor description and enjoy my cup while watching reruns of Malcolm in the Middle.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Second tea from the Mighty Leaf sampler. I’ll own up to the fact that I was not looking forward to it – while I love bergmot, orange is not one of my favorite flavors. I was delighted with the smell of the leaves, which promised a sharp, almost perfumed orange.

I initially tasted the tea with no additions. It had a nice natural sweetness, and would be totally drinkable on its own. I wasn’t getting much orange though, so I added milk, hoping to get the creamsicle note. The milk amped up the vanilla, but the orange stayed in the background. To put it plainly, this is one that does not deliver in the cup what it promises in the aroma.

Ah well though – it’s a rather nice tea all the same. The vanilla is warm, and the orange does add a nice caramel note in the background. The tea has no bitterness whatsoever, which is actually pretty impressive. I can taste the jasmine, but only faintly.

To tell the truth, if I hadn’t enjoyed Mighty Leaf’s Earl earlier in the day I might have liked this more. As it was, I kept thinking of that tea, which shares many notes (orange (well, bergmot,) jasmine, black tea) but was more to my taste. But… it was rather nice as an after dinner tea, and I wouldn’t turn down a cup!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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25 tasting notes

Reminds me of Earl Grey but it’s a lot more smooth than many of the Earl Grey teas that I’ve tasted before. This smells good too.

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LiberTEAS

This is one of my favorites from Mighty Leaf.

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355 tasting notes

It’s interesting to see how wide the variation is in reviews on this. I received a free sample bag with my Mighty Leaf order, but I’ve had this before. It was on my to-drink list for a long, long time, since it gets such rave reviews on tea blogs and ML’s website. I just don’t get it. It’s not as creamy as I always think it will be, the orange isn’t terribly pronounced – in fact, very little is pronounced in terms of flavor. To me, it just tastes like a decent black tea mixed with some muddled flavoring. The aftertaste is very orange, but that’s all I can really distinguish.

It’s still a good tea. It just doesn’t deliver on its promise.

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I had this for the first time last night. It was a little odd: the orange and vanilla created a taste not unlike that of a creamsicle… but I was drinking hot tea. I’m not a huge fan of strong vanilla flavor, but this tea was good.

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I found this one at a closeout store and picked it up due to my love of flower and fruit combos in tea.

Fortunately, I’m not noticing a creamsicle taste like many are (I’ve always thought that they were the most awkward dessert ever, but that’s neither here nor there). The three flavors combine, rather than creating a taste with several flavors to pick out, so it’s fruity and slightly creamy but with a sweet flowery taste too. I get the feeling this isn’t a tea that would be popular with the masses, but if you love flower tea like me and don’t mind a few unusual additions, it’s lovely. Still, I think the ratio of the flavors could have been improved — something’s a little off about it.

I do understand the earl grey comparisons, but as someone who tends to dislike earl grey myself I don’t think that should be a turn-off. This is what I wished it tasted like.

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4 tasting notes

I found a Mighty Leaf variety pack of full leaf tea bags in my local supermarket and decided to give it a go. This is my first Mighty Leaf experience. It smells and tastes like a creamsicle, as many have suggested here. I completely agree. With the addition of a lot of floral characteristics. It is a very pleasant tasting tea. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I am impressed with the quality of the tea, since it is in a tea bag, and I generally only drink loose leaf, I wasn’t expecting to like it so much!

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I grabbed this tea during a breakfast with my buddies at Corner Bakery and was blown away by how much it grew on me in just a short 16oz cup. The vanilla evens out what would have been an overbearing citrus flavor, while complementing the sweet with a hint of jasmine. The aroma, while a little too sweet in the beginning grows on you. Perfect for a late morning tea to push you through to lunch.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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