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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

mighty leaf teabag black tea 'organic earl grey'

Tea Information:
Tea: organic earl grey
Type: black tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: mighty leaf
Purchase: click image below
Organic Earl Grey - 15 pouches cello wrap
Description: Organic Earl Grey black tea is made of rich organically grown black tea leaves and golden buds with a twist of citrusy organic bergamot. Mighty Leaf perfects the classic flavored tea with an elegant, balanced and full flavored cup and organic tea leaves. Earl Grey himself would be proud - especially drinking this blend in our silken tea pouch, our take on the gourmet tea bag.
Ingredients: Organic black tea, bergamot

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot water, 1 mug full
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: bergamot
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, hint of citrus
Flavor: bitter, astringent, black tea, hint of bergamot
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, a bit bitter
Liquor: almost opaque deep dark reddish brown

Not a remarkable tea, but a nice afternoon caffeine wake up call while at work. I should have done a bit less time, and perhaps a packet of sugar.

Post-Steep Additives: none

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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