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I used to like Earl Greys quite a bit. Then the thrill wore off and I found myself avoiding them. Today, however, as I was deciding what to load my travel mug with, I grabbed this one. Not because I was craving the bergamot Earl Greyness of it, but I just thought that I will need to drink it eventually, so why not start today. Wow! Really, really good. The smoke and feisty intensity really appealed to me. In fact, appealed to me so much that I immediately made myself another cup when I came home. Delicious.
Flavors: Bergamot, Smoke
GCTTB ROUND 6
Sweet, fruity (distinct flavours of strawberry jam, dates, fig), floral (rose, gardenia, maybe jasmine?), spices. It reminds me of my grandmother’s date cake with jam on it. The only thing I don’t like about it is that the black tea seems prone to becoming overly tannic (I only steeped mine 3 minutes). In the future I will try 2 minutes, but I really like the intensity of the fruity/floral notes.
Flavors: Dates, Dried Fruit, Fig, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Gardenias, Jam, Jasmine, Pastries, Rose, Spices, Strawberry, Walnut
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Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Lemongrass, Licorice, Metallic, Mineral, Spicy, Sweet
Strong flavours of fruit, earth, and roots. The ginger is very spicy (have you ever tried shredding ginger in hot water when you have a stomach ache? It tastes just like that: fresh unprocessed ginger), minerals, and a sweetness/earthiness that might be from licorice root or the ginger. I think this might also have some sort of fruit in it, but I can’t place which ones. Possible citrus/lemon, or maybe apple? Regardless, it is an excellent blend. Too many ginger teas are not very gingery or contain a lot of licorice root that tastes like iron, metal, dirt, and artificial sweetener. Stupid licorice, ruining perfectly good herbal teas. Don’t get me wrong, I actually love black licorice, but I don’t like it when the licorice is overpowering and tastes like sickly sweet metal.
Yet another fantastic tea blended by Mighty Leaf. I probably would not keep this around all the time because it isn’t a flavour I need regular access to, but nevertheless, I really enjoyed trying it and would order it at a cafe again.
Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Spicy, Taro Root
I “used” to really love this tea, it was a go too fruity green tea for me. But when they starting changing their brand look and the boxes it felt like they changed their brew as well. I don’t care for the new one nearly so much. It’s become the neglected tea in my tea stash. Ok, but not my favorite anymore. Seems a lot less fruity and well blended then it used to be. Sorta blah now.
After begging to sample this from Evol, and so much waiting, I am trying it. I love me some longan fruit teas, and when Evol described it, I was hoping for it to be very similar to the Ailoashan from Whispering Pines, which was and is one of the most popular teas on this site, and is blended into the OTHER TWO most popular teas on this site. And yes, I read the other reviews hitting at the lychee, the rose, and the allusive cocoa note that Evol and others pick up on.
It definitely has a malty, dark chocolate body for a tea that is a little bitter, but bittersweet like dark chocolate. This would make a good pair for that kind of desert in the after noon. But the cocoa-chocolate thing was the background of the tea for me, and the longan fruit was the leading heady star. If I were to have tried this blind, I would have guessed this was a rose black tea. The lychee, which is pretty damn similar to a longan fruit, is more of an accent for me than anything else though I taste it. This cup is like someone decided to pour some cocoa in hot rose water. The rose makes me think of candy wax for what-ever reason because it is so sweet.
For the brew that made me babble this way, I more or less tried to Gong Fu it beginning at 20 sec, 30, 40, 45, and the current cup at a minute. The third cup was a tad bit too strong, so I splashed the smallest amount of milk and it was actually pretty nice because it off set the bitterness and helped push the rose taste along. I could probably get another cup for a longer steep, but since I have more left of the sample, I am not too worried. I am getting more rose and dryness towards the end with a continual smooth body.
As much as I enjoyed it, I am not sure that I would drink this often. A part of me liked it more with the splash of milk. Yes, I liked a tea more with milk. This was sweet enough for me personally to not add sugar because the longan fruit processing is VERY STRONG, but some might add a dip of sugar. Next time, I think I’ll use just a little less leaf, more water, and try it western to see if that smooths it out. I do recommend it, but essentially, this tea is a rosy black type of tea with some UMPH. If that is what you’re looking for, this would be a good stop along the way.
I got this on clearance for $3.50. I like a good breakfast tea…and this is decent. Wouldn’t seek it out, but if i had it wouldn’t complain too much. a little milk, sugar, and i was good to go. although for some reason it taste better at home than work….
“Mighty” is an Earl Grey with a TON of extra flavoring added. It’s like the Kool-Aid Man breaking through walls. “OH YEAH,” he yells. “BERGAMOT.”
“Oh,” he adds. “And caffeine.”
GCTTB (round 6) entry
I’m really getting tea drunk today. I think I’ve had at least 5 pots of tea. I’m using my new dragon cast iron tea pot. I’ve been wanting this specific teapot for so long. I’ve never been happier with a teapot before.
Not a lot of flavour in this. A bit of dried fruit, a few spices. Some tea flavour, but mostly dull and lacking. It could be that I got mostly fruit and not very much tea?
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Fruity, Goji, Musty, Spices, Tea
This was my go to tea for several months when I was attending a mindfulness group in the afternoon once a week. So much so, that it became part of the ritual of attending the group. For a pre-packaged tea bag, even an artisan pouch as they term it, I was impressed with the consistent and complex flavour. The black tea is a nicely balanced Ceylon and Chinese blend. The Madagascar vanilla flavour is quite prominent and evokes a natural creaminess that is quite pleasant. Once the group ended, I picked up a box of the pouches. With each pouch individually packaged and sealed they are quite a handy and portable tea to take on the go.
Flavors: Creamy, Vanilla
This tea is getting really old now, I’ve had it for two years now I think. I bought it because I love mighty leaf’s other blends like their Mint chocolate truffle and African nectar ones.
Unfortunately I don’t find the vanilla flavour to be very strong or enjoyable. However there is a very strong orange pekoe from the grocery store or an English breakfast flavour here from the unmistakably black tea. The cocoa smells is nice, but I find it almost a tiny bit floral? I don’t know, maybe I need to try this as a latte and cold before I give it a thorough review and number rating.
I still have a buttload of teabags of this flavour, so I’m going to try it other ways and then re-evaluate. Until then, this review will have to do.
Flavors: Cocoa, Floral, Sweet, Tannic, Tannin, Vanilla
This has been in my tea cabinet for a while, not sure why I haven’t reviewed it yet.
This is a good, solid white tea. Hints of wet grass, straw, and wood dominate the well balanced field of taste. The aftertaste is nice and clean and crisp, no weird flavors or overtones in this one.
Overall, a super simple, solid, well balanced and yummy white tea. Nothing special, nothing unnecessary, it’s not trying to be something it doesn’t need to be. Just a really good white tea.
Flavors: Grass, Straw, Wet Wood, Wood
GCTTB DAY 1
Whoot, it was definitely an exciting day to find a box of teas waiting for me at home when I returned from work! My roommate couldn’t believe her eyes, she thought I had bought like 20 lbs of tea for myself, lol. I had to explain the concept of her travelling tea box to her.
It was rather overwhelming trying to decide which tea to sample first, my breakfast ended up getting cold! I chose this one on a whim, was looking for something black but with twist. Brazilian fruit sounded pretty good. Unfortunately I’m not getting much from it. It might have been a bit older, because I didn’t get much in the way of dry leaf aroma either. The tea has minimal favour and body, and has a slight soapy aspect to it. Not the greatest start I suppose, but there is so much more to try!
Now I have to go buy small ziplock bags to add my own tea, I wonder where I can find some. I’m thinking a craft store like Michaels?
so i had this tea when i was at the RBG (royal botanical gardens) tea house.
not too good, but good enough to try :) tasted like a black tea instead of vanilla. due to the fact i have no more, and the lack of taste/quality, i shall not be doing a full review. definitely not recommended to try, you’ll just be disappointed unless you are the kind of person who loves all tea they drink/try
Less leaves, and it is surprisingly chocolaty. I steeped it at fifteen seconds. It’s still a little strong for me, but better than it was last time. Overall, a malty, borderline chocolaty black tea with the rose, cardamom, and saffron in the background playing into a sweet cup. I’m half tempted to add cream since it is so strong. Sugar, however, would not do it justice.