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Organic Darjeeling Kalimpong from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Darjeeling Second Flush – Region: Darjeeling, India

78 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 22nd, 2017

I thought this was an excellent second flush Darjeeling, with a fresher and cooler aroma than average, and surprising strength that allowed the leaf to stretch very far. A tea that I like to savor very slowly, not something for if you're in a hurry.

Thank you to Mighty Leaf for this generous sample!

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Organic Karigane from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Kukicha – Region: Japan

76 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
May. 13th, 2017

Thank you to Mighty Leaf for this sample! Overall I haven't been as impressed with the green teas from Mighty Leaf as the black ones, but I like this one a bit more. This was a very atypical example of a kukicha / twig tea, much more full-flavored than I expected.

I was intrigued by how the leaf smells...it smells...

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Organic Sencha from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan

58 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
May. 11th, 2017

Thank you mighty leaf for this sample! This tea had a very pleasant flavor but was nearly aromaless, although what aroma it did have was nice.

Dry leaf initially doesn't smell great, but when I breathe in more deeply, there's a very pleasant smell that suggests sweetness. The leaf looks fairly large and also rathe...

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Assam Extra Fancy from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

89 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 9th, 2017

Thanks again to Mighty Leaf for this sample! Like the other Assam from mighty leaf, I liked this tea from the first sip, but it also grew on me substantially. Another classic Assam, this one of higher grade. It was good the first few times I brewed it, but I found it really shined when I gave it a long steep.

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Ceylon Kenilworth from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

82 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 1st, 2017

Thank you to mighty leaf for the sample! This tea is dark, strong, smoky, and complex. It's like one of those software packages that is really intimidating and hard to learn, but powerful once you get comfortable with it. I found it grew on me and I liked it more each time I drank it.

Wiry leaf smells punch-you-i...

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Organic African Nectar from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend

79 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 30th, 2017

I drink a fair amount of this, it's probably the Mighty Leaf tea that I drink most often because I tend to visit a cafe that serves their teas in the evening, and it's by far my favorite of their caffeine-free herbal teas.

I sometimes compare it to the African Sunset which is sold by Two Leaves Tea, similarly a flav...

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Assam Golden Tip from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

88 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 22nd, 2017

I loved this one. My favorite mighty leaf tea yet, and an excellent example of a classic Assam.

Thank you Mighty Leaf for this generous sample! I thought this was a pleasantly strong Assam, exactly what I expect from this style and a good example of such. There is something intangible about this tea that makes it...

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Irish Breakfast from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: Assam, India

61 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 18th, 2017

This was a free sample from Mighty Leaf; thanks very much! So far this is the most disappointing tea I've tried from the batch so I wanted to get my review out of the way and move on to the others. I thought this was too thin for an Irish Breakfast, oddly muted; it tasted like something was missing, both in terms of...

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Wild Berry Hibiscus from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

67 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 22nd, 2017

Served at De La Coeur Cafe in Wilmington, DE (I love that place by the way, please do check it out if you're ever there).

I normally don't like hibiscus blends (think Celestial Seasonings' Red Zinger) because they are too sour for me, but I enjoyed this one. I brewed it in a big fat mug and only steeped it around 3...

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Organic Green Dragon from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: China

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 17th, 2017

I was eager to try this because it was the only pure green tea in tea bags sold by Mighty Leaf, other than their hojicha which is roasted and does not taste at all like a green tea.

I wasn't crazy about this tea; if I had to divide all dragon wells into "good dragonwell" vs. "bad dragonwell" this one almost falls be...

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Organic Darjeeling Estate from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Darjeeling Black Tea – Region: Darjeeling, India

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 8th, 2015

This was my favorite Darjeeling from a tea bag yet.

The dry leaf of this tea, in the bag, smells amazing, even though it appears rather finely broken. There are sweet fruity notes, a hint of spice (caraway?) and some other qualities that I find distinctive but hard to describe.

Brews up a cup that is initially s...

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Organic Mint Melange from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Mint Tea – Region: Morocco

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 6th, 2015

A very smooth, yet somewhat complex mint that struck me as all or mostly spearmint, although Mighty Leaf doesn't specify exactly what mint is used.

I'm a tough customer when it comes to mint teas; I've grown dozens of different types of mint in my gardens, and spent years carefully blending them. Most commercially ...

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Vanilla Bean from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Vanilla Black Tea – Region: Blend

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 4th, 2015

This tea was surprisingly good and I think was one of the best flavored teas that I've tried yet from Mighty Leaf, definitely my favorite black tea of theirs too. Served in Central Perk Coffee Shop in Newark, DE.

The base tea has a strong warming quality and is rich and aromatic. On the website, I see they list te...

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Orange Jasmine Black Tea from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
May. 26th, 2013

This was a balanced tea that I found tasted much better once it had cooled to room temperature. I drank it hot, but I think it may actually make a much better iced tea than hot tea. If it weren't for the steep price tag, I'd recommend this one.

Flavor is very clean and crisp: there's a pleasant bitterness, and the...

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Organic Breakfast from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 31st, 2013

I found this to be an above-average black tea in tea bags, but not good enough to justify the price. These sachets are very expensive, almost $10 for only 15. This places them in the same price range with Two Leaves and a Bud, which I prefer.

Aroma is not terribly complex: malty and robust, but not as strong relat...

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ML Verbena Mint Organic from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 10th, 2011

This was a surprisingly good herbal blend. I tend to prefer blends of spearmint and lemon verbena, and I was a little worried because this one uses peppermint: peppermint can easily overpower other aromas. Fortunately, this one is balanced just right and the mint does not overpower the verbena at all.

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Bombay Chai from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????

47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 12th, 2010

This tea brews a light amber color, much lighter than I had expected. Spice dominates the aroma...mostly fennel and cinnamon, with some clove and other spices. There is a much weaker black tea presence. The aftertaste suggests tarragon; this tea leaves a clean and tingly sensation in the mouth.

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Earl Grey Decaf from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend

40 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
Feb. 4th, 2010

The bergamot dominates the tea aroma in this blend, but what black tea there is in the aroma has a decent quality. I find that Earl Grey tends to make a better decaffeinated tea than most other black teas, and this tea fits that pattern well.

I still find this tea, like most of mighty leaf's offerings, to be insane...

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Organic Spring Jasmine from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

43 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
Oct. 4th, 2009

An average Jasmine green tea. Drinkable, but very run-of-the-mill and somewhat generic tasting.

The price-tag is astronomical. I recommend avoiding this one; you can buy better Jasmine teas from any number of sources, even in teabags. Also, I think Mighty Leaf's other offerings are much better.

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White Orchard from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Miscellaneous Blend – Region: China

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Oct. 4th, 2009

The aroma is mild and is mostly of fruit. There is a hint of bitterness, but the tea aroma is overshadowed by the fruit. Overall, this tea is very similar to the "Green Tea Tropical" by Mighty Leaf. This tea tastes slightly more bitter to me and has slightly more tea and less fruit in the aroma, so I prefer it.

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Organic Hojicha from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 26th, 2009

This is without a doubt my favorite tea from mighty leaf and one of my favorite hojicha's that I've tried--definitely my favorite that's available bagged.

The aroma is rich and roasty and has some nuances. There's a bit more bitterness than some hojicha's, which I like, but there is little astringency or sourness; ...

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Orange Dulce from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: ?????

21 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
Sep. 1st, 2009

I am not a fan of this tea. It's a black tea, supposedly also with some green tea in it, but I don't taste much of the tea. The aroma is dominated by vanilla and some other spices. The different aromas do not blend well: some are delicate, others are heavy.

I also tried making iced tea from this brew. In this ca...

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Green Tea Tropical from Mighty Leaf Tea

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend

50 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 29th, 2009

Not bitter at all, and the fruitiness outweighs any sort of tea aroma. I would prefer a stronger presence of the green tea relative to the fruit, but I still enjoy it, however. This is well-executed for a fruit-flavored green tea.

My only complaint is the price tag!

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