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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mighty Leaf Tea Teabag Black Tea 'Orange Dulce'

Tea Information:
Tea: Orange Dulce
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Mighty Leaf Tea
Purchase: click image
Orange Dulce - 15 pouch cello wrap
Description: Orange Dulce flavored black tea is a luscious, rich brew teeming with notes of bergamot, orange, vanilla and jasmine blossoms. Made with Ceylon and China black teas, Orange Dulce brews up a fragrant and full bodied dark tea. Reminiscent of an aged Port, the flavor is sure to please.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 2.9 g
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot water, 12 ounces? in mug
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: orange, bergamont, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla, black tea
Flavor: smooth black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: translucent dark brown

I purchased a sampler and this was included.

The smell was amazing, the tea was a quality black tea but what happened to the orange and vanilla flavor?

Post-Steep Additives: +1 packet white sugar - not much change, a slightly artificial aftertaste
+1 (=2) packet white sugar - very artificial aftertaste bleh!

Resteep: i put it in, let it sit and kept it in
weak, boring

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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