Organic Breakfast - Organic

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5 ratings
Picture of Organic Breakfast
Brand:Mighty Leaf Tea
Style:English Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Sachet
Product page:Organic Breakfast

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 18, 2013

Commercial Description

Organic Breakfast black tea is a robust, wide-awake blend of premium black tea leaves from Ceylon, Darjeeling and Assam. Our take on the classic English Breakfast black tea is serene contemplation from dawn to dusk.

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Reviewer pic55 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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I've recently started looking for Fair Trade Certified teas, so I decided to try a box of Mighty Leaf tea.

My first impression is that the tea is lower quality than the packaging and price would indicate. The box says that the sachets contain "whole leaf tea," but the tea in the sachets is in quite small pieces, not much larger than fannings. The sachets each contain almost three grams of tea, though, which is quite generous for teabags in the US. The dry tea smells quite strongly with spicy and woody notes.

The aroma of the brewing tea is malty and tannic. As the other reviewers noted, the tea is quite bitter and astringent. The overall flavor is a bit unusual, though, reminding me of cloves and pine. The tea doesn't taste as malty as it smells and after the tea starts to cool, the bitterness mellows a bit. It's still more astringent than I'd like, though, and the other flavors a little thin. The finish is short and spicy, tasting of cloves and oregano. The spiciness is strong enough that I actually double-checked the package to make sure that the tea isn't flavored.

This tea is an unusual and interesting blend and it makes for a nice change of pace. I don't find the blend particularly well balanced, though, nor does the novelty completely rescue it from being lower quality than the price justifies.
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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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This is served at a local coffee shop I go to - along with other (and better) varieties of Mighty Leaf. This is a run-of-the-mill black blend - fully caffeinated - and not a fave but better than grocery-store brands. I much prefer (as Alex has said) the green ones.

Also it brews/steeps up dark and fast - 4 minutes was way too long - 2-3 is fine unless you really need a blast of AM caffeine.
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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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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 relative to how bitter it was. Quite bitter and astringent. Struck me as slightly harsh. Mighty Leaf recommends a 3-5 minute steeping, but I thought this was too much. I'd recommend about too.

There's a possibility I simply tried a tea bag that wasn't very fresh--it was in a coffee shop, so I'm open to having my mind changed, but I wasn't very impressed with this one.

I've had much better luck with Mighty Leaf's green and white teas.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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I find this tea to have a more "sophisticated" flavor than other types of black teas. It's more complex and diverse in flavors as you sip. Aside from the caffeine doing its job, the flavors alone wake me up when I drink it.

Brewing too long (which I tend to do) makes it quite bitter. The tea bag says brew for four minutes, and I'd agree that any longer makes it too bitter.

This isn't one I'd like to drink all day every day, but now and then it's a nice deviation in flavors.

I love that it's organic. It also exudes the quality of the tea used in its flavor. There's nothing dull about this tea.
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