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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Review: Mighty Leaf’s Orange Dulce Black Tea

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The Subject: Orange Dulce Black Tea from Mighty Leaf.


Rating:

Water temperature: 212° F
Steeping time: 4 minutes (per box)

Tea type: black
Scents, flavorings, etc.: orange, jasmine, vanilla
Aroma, dry: orange, jasmine
Aroma in the cup, plain: mainly vanilla
Taste, plain: mainly vanilla
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: N/A
Taste, enhanced: N/A

2nd Infusion: Didn’t do, but probably could have

Chilled: Didn’t do

Comments:
This tea has been reviewed many times and seems to be a real favorite. Hubby and I have enjoyed it for a few years now. In fact, this tea is several months old. It still tastes pretty good, though.

The upside of this tea is that there is no bitterness or astringency. The downside is that, while the aroma of orange and jasmine is very evident in the dry sachet, they disappear in the cup. Once steeped, this tea has a predominantly vanilla aroma and taste.

Balance is a tricky business and seems to be missing here.

See Laura’s and Emma’s reviews on Teaviews.com. They both seemed to like it a bit more than hubby and I did. I guess we just prefer higher end teas where the emphasis is on quality, not fancy marketing.

Disclaimer: We bought this tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.

1 comment:

  1. I found that if you add just a bit of sugar and cream, the orange comes back. Makes for a great desert tea.

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