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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mighty Leaf Tea Company Teabag Red Tea 'African Amber Organic'

Tea Information:
Tea: African Amber Organic
Type: Red Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Mighty Leaf Tea Company
Purchase: click the link below to order-it's an affiliate link-

ML African Amber Organic - 15 pouch foil wrap

Description: ML African Amber herbal tea infusion is made from antioxidant-rich African rooibos leaves that mingle with lush notes of mango, vanilla and hibiscus for a smooth, vivid cup. Get infused with a silken tea pouch, our gourmet tea bag twist, bursting with naturally caffeine free Rooibos and fruit flavor.
Ingredients: Organic rooibos leaves, natural flavors, organic hibiscus flowers, organic marigold flowers

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: boiling filtered 1 - 8 ounces, and 1 - 12 ounces
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Leaf Smell: sweet, floral, woody
Tea Smell: floral, sweet
Flavor: woody, dry, floral - not sweet not bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, but short lived
Liquor: transparent reddish orange

I can't taste the hibiscus at all, and am disappointed. I enjoy hibiscus. I think it might do well next time with some sugar or honey. As far as other red teas I have had this is not among my favorites and I don't plan to buy it again. It is well executed (packaging, quality, amount) but doesn't have enough pizazz.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: with honey, sweeter, less dry tasting, maybe even a little floral hibiscus and orange (not sure where the orange is coming from)

Rating: 1/3

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