Another Traveling Tea Box Tea!!!!
This is my first Mighty Leaf tea. Cute lil bag! The dry tea smells very nice and fruity. The leaves are cut up but not as small as dust and fannings.
…sip, sip, sip…
Steep One: It’s bitter even though I steeped it for 3 minutes (on the low side of suggested steeping time). The peachy taste is not overly artificial. The bitterness is getting to me to the point where I’m ignoring my tea!
Steep Two (4 min): Less bitter but still bitter. I don’t think I will finish it.
Part of the reason I wanted to try this is because I am still wondering about the whole price/taste/convenience equation. Here is what is rolling around in my brain:
Based on a price I found on amazon and drugstore.com (they were within .25 of each other) I get this tea as being .65 a bag and with 2 steeps that’s, say, .33 a cup. Now let’s say you get a good green or white tea for…oh – we’ll put it on the high side at $18 for 100g (Upton’s Pi Lo Chun is really naturally peachy and $18/100g…Rishi’s organic Snow Buds white tea is 15.75/100g) which makes approx 50 cups… which makes .36 a cup, and you can usually do at least 3 steeps which makes it .12 a cup. So, for .12 a cup I can get a spine tingling happy experience vs .33 a cup for bitter tea that I couldn’t finish.
So, you are getting a better tea for a third of the price :)
It reminds me of this from Terry Pratchett:
The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.
This post brought to you by being snowbound in the house two days straight and cupcakes :)