Mighty Leaf Tea

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First time trying this and I find it to be a great black tea blend. Complex indeed. This is one of the best teas I have found for steeping multiple times western style. Had pretty good results with 2 min first steep / 3 min second steep / and five min third steep. If you are a kung-fu steeper, then ymmv.

First steep is a more malty bold black tea but evolves to take on more of a second flush Darjeeling character in the third steep. Second steep was most interesting. Not a bad experience!

I tend to drink more single-origin type teas, and I enjoy it when I can find more interesting and complex varieties. Not sure why I don’t drink more blended teas, as it stands to reason that there is potential for even more complexity in these types of teas. Once in a while I experiment with my own homemade blends, which is fun and often rewarding.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This is a good-tasting detox tea. I polished off the box over the last week as I have one of those killer Summer colds; there is no part of me that is not infected and does not ache! I honestly think this helped move the virus along. I normally take supplements including mushrooms so I was shocked at the severity of this virus…but the tea actually seemed to help. I was drinking one-two cups per day.

Flavors: Spearmint


Summer colds are the worst! Hope you are 100% soon!

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I think this is the one MB loved. Tropical notes are gentle now.

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I’m probably halfway through my tin of this matcha, it’s ok but definitely a latte grade. That’s expected as the price reflects this.
I would not recommend usucha or koicha. Grassy and bitter, with a creamy umami finish. Sweetness comes in and lingers after you are done.

Flavors: Bitter, Grassy, Umami

2 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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drank White Orchard by Mighty Leaf Tea
210 tasting notes

Nice name, but in reality utterly unremarkable. Even just walking down the supermarket aisle, there are much better options. [internal score: maybe 62ish.]

creamer: none
sweetener: none

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I received one serving of this matcha in my Advent calendar from Devon. It was day 6, but I had absolutely no mood drinking and whisking matcha yesterday. So, I prepared it today afternoon.

I have to say that I am greenhorn in matchas. And prepared this one wrongly again as well. As I have read, I should use the powder, use little water, make a paste with whisker, then using the rest of water. Well, I used all the water together.

And whisking…
I got a green, thick liqiud. Very grassy. High level of umami too.
Enjoyable, but nothing I would necessary have again. But maybe it is just my wrong preparation method?

Flavors: Grassy

8 OZ / 236 ML

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It’s funny to read other tasting notes and see only reviews from 7-14 years ago. It appears that Steepsters either loved it or hated it then. This is a tea that Mighty Leaf has kept on the market and can be found pretty regularly. I believe I picked it up at the grocery store.
There wasn’t a strong scent to the tea bag. I accidentally steeped it at a higher temp than I normally would. Once I realized how hot the water was, I steeped it for approximately 2 1/2 minutes. Seems like I didn’t screw it up too badly. The color was a nice yellow. It smelled faintly of pineapples and mango. I was reminded of a random “tropical” tea that I picked up at a grocer in Aruba many years ago. It was just fruity enough without being overpowering.

Flavors: Green, Mango, Pineapple

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Did I snag this from a hotel room? Most likely. Am I wishing I was on vacation right now? Most definitely. So for a half hour, I’m going to pretend that the 52 other tabs on my laptop are not important and focus on this mug of afternoon tea and a crispy chocolate chip cookie.

6 minutes recommended steeping time does seem a bit too much for this one but as a rule follower I did as it said. The tea is bright and light. I don’t think I like the blend of flavors. Individually, I do enjoy spearmint, hibiscus, lemongrass, and chamomile but together is too much. It seems like a muddy herbal mess. Maybe the 6 minutes was a mistake and I would enjoy it more with less time in the water.

Flavors: Chamomile, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Spearmint

6 min, 0 sec

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I would say this one is alright. I don’t get the fruity flavor/scent that others remarked about. But perhaps I dulled my senses with all the cleaning products I just used. I probably would give this one another try.

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drank Chamomile Citrus by Mighty Leaf Tea
112 tasting notes

A little more fun than your average chamomile. Spearmint and citrus.

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Backlog. I drank this during my teabag inventory check. Taken without milk.

After drinking the surprisingly smooth Numi Breakfast I was in search of something a little more abrasive. This bright, tannic tea did the trick, although I also found it had an interesting “dusty red rose”note. This bold tea has hints of metallic, which doesn’t bother me much anymore. You can tell this is a mix of citrusy ceylon, raisin-like assam, and muscatel darjeeling. Not bad in a pinch.

Flavors: Astringent, Brisk, Floral, Malt, Metallic, Muscatel, Raisins, Rose, Tannic

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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And it’s a belatedly posted sipdown!

#long time ago internet hiatus sipdown

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drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
1454 tasting notes

Random tea bag I snagged from somebody somewhere. Had very early and in a rush. I don’t remember much.

Sweet, smooth taste with plenty of vanilla, whether from vanilla bean or flavoring, I don’t know. It was like a malty-cocoa-vanilla marshmallow that smoothed over the brighter taste of red fruits. The taste took me by delightful surprise but then I realized how thin the brew actually was. Mellow black tea to ease my way into a sleep-deprived morning.

Flavors: Artificial, Cocoa, Fruity, Malt, Marshmallow, Red Fruits, Round, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla

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Stole this one from a hotel I was at just before the pandemic “started” in the USA. I rarely add anything to my tea but found it to be a bland Black Tea but improved with milk and sugar.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Flavors: Grass, Tannic

175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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drank Marrakesh Mint by Mighty Leaf Tea
1454 tasting notes

Clearing and cleansing, awakening aroma. Good first tea of the morning to nurse me out of a hangover and little sleep (bigfatgreekwedding). Dry grass gunpowder green tea with subtle bitter-smokiness, bright and sharp spearmint. Gently sweet, mineral-astringent tingling. Good balance to this tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Dry Grass, Mineral, Smoke, Spearmint, Sweet, Warm Grass

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drank Green Tea Tropical by Mighty Leaf Tea
1454 tasting notes

Nice to sip on a warm cup while sitting in the shade of a late spring afternoon. Grassy with a smooth tropical fruit balance – I guess it’s pineapple. Sunny-cool, happy, bitter-sweet.

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Pineapple, Smooth, Sweet, Warm Grass, Tropical

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More mown grass forward than jasmine. Bitter-sweet herbaceous undertone but overall rather smooth.

Flavors: Bitter, Cut Grass, Herbaceous, Jasmine, Perfume, Smooth, Sweet, Warm Grass

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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #74 overall / Tea #41 for February

Wednesday 2/24 — So I’m on a good roll to finish February on track with sipdowns, so figured I’d get a few in this morning at home since I was working the 3-11 shift at work today. I’m not a earl grey fan or much of a black tea fan so I grabbed two different earl grey teabags and figured hey half water half milk make a latte and knock two out. So two earl grey lattes in one day. Sheesh.

This was more subtle smelling not sure if flavoring wasn’t as strong as the steeped tea one or an older teabag? Oh! I did post a pretty picture of latte in my matching DT mug & handmade coaster from @teathoughts :

Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrtQWAglUK/

#tiffanydrinkstea #tiffanys2021 #tiffanysfaves #tiffanyinthe614 #tiffanysteasipdown #sipdownchallenge

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