Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Mighty Leaf Tea’

35026azoomI think I have been drinking flavored tea for over a week, today was no exception. While at work, running from one meeting to the next, I had a serious craving for a cup of tea, yet no time to fool around with the contraptions required to steep loose tea. Hence I found myself, earnestly searching for a tea bag to satisfy my thirst. Luckily, I was carrying around a couple of Chocolate Mint Truffle tea bags. The joy of loose tea with the convenience of a tea bag. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement.

Composition: Rooibos leaves, mint, cacao nibs, natural chocolate flavors. Cacao nibs are cleaned, roasted, winnowed and lightly crushed cacao beans. (Their taste is nicely bittersweet, and they have the crunchy, toasty flavor derived from nuts.)

Dry Visual: A mix of color – red, green, and brown – encased in a 100% biodegradable silken sachet. Thanks Mighty Leaf Tea for the picture.

Dry Aroma: A delicious chocolate and mint mix – liquid peppermint patty.

Flavor: Chocolate Mint Truffle is a very unique tea. Initially when steeped and tasted, I found the rooibos to be the dominate flavor. Followed by mint in the middle and finished by a hint of chocolate. My first few sips indicated Chocolate Mint Truffle to be naturally sweet – sweetener was not necessary.  Because of the name, I was somewhat surprised by the mild chocolate flavor. This prompted me to add sweetener – nothing exciting like Sugar Crystals or Sugar-In-The-Raw, just plain white sugar. WOW! Chocolate Mint truffle was transformed into an amazing dessert tea. The chocolate flavor was simply amazing and incredibly robust – almost like drinking a cup of hot chocolate with a hint of mint. Chocolate Mint Truffle is delicious!

Liquor: A rich amber  hue.

Brewing Time: It is recommended that Organic Southern Belle is steeped for 5 – 7 minutes at a temperature of 205 degrees. I steeped for 5 minutes.

Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea

Caffeine: No

If you have had the joy of drinking a cup of Chocolate Mint Truffle, stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

Read Full Post »

I was thrilled to sit tonight and watch a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Considering I’ve missed the last four episodes, you would never know it is one of my favorite television shows.  After experiencing severe separation anxiety from Izzie, McSteamy, Meredith, George, and McDreamy it was inevitable that I needed a fix. Thus tonight, after coming home from work, cooking dinner, and getting my grandmother ready for bed, I sat down in front of the television with a great sense of anticipation and a hot cuppa tea. Tonight’s tea choice… Organic Green Dragon.

Composition: Organic green Dragonwell tea grown in the Zhejiang province of China. 

Dry Visual: Very green, broken tea leaves resembling fresh cut grass. Additional characteristics are hard to discern as Organic Green Dragon is a loose tea in biodegradable nylon sachets.

Dry Aroma: Very vegetal.

Flavor: Organic Green Dragon is a robust green tea. The initial taste was very vegetal, however subsequent flavors consisted of a nutty buttery combination. Actually more buttery than nutty which was quite a surprise. I cannot say that I have tasted a green tea with this combination of flavors. Additionally, Organic Green Dragon was heavy in the mouth, yet not dry.

I found it was necessary to play with steeping times. When steeped for the maximum recommended time Organic Green Dragon was slightly bitter. When steeped for the minimum recommended time, there was no bitterness.  Organic Green Dragon was enjoyable without sweetener, however, a dab of honey would have been a nice addition to this cuppa tea.

Liquor: A beautiful light green hue. The liquor was very clear.

Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 2 – 3 minutes. I enjoyed two cups of Organic Green Dragon – one of which was brewed for the recommended 2 minutes and the second for 3 minutes.

Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea

Caffeine: Yes.

I always appreciate the opportunity to steep and drink a new tea. If you have enjoyed a cup of Organic Green Dragon, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

Read Full Post »

I love to share every new tea experience with others. Thus last night, in preparation for an evening out with my best friend, I pulled together a little tea care package for her. Included in that package was Organic Detox Infusion, by Mighty Leaf Tea. Unbeknowst to me, my BFF had been experiencing stomach discomfort throughout the day. The precipitous event that inspired her to indulge in one of her newly acquired teas.

As dinner commenced, I was amazed to learn that after drinking several cups of Organic Detox Infusion (1 tea bag, multiple infusions), not only did she feel much better, the stomach discomfort was completely gone. It was then that I remembered reading on the Mighty Leaf Tea website about the many health benefits purpoted to come from the various herbs contained within their Organic Detox Infusion.  As an official convert, I was compelled to share more details about the ingredients of Organic Detox Infusion as well as their health benefits. Many thanks to the Mighty Leaf Tea website for the detailed descriptions.

  • Organic Peppermint
    The gastrointestinal tract is often relieved by peppermint as it relaxes the intestinal wall’s muscles. As it increases saliva, swallowing increases and relieves cramps, improves appetite, and relieves pain from motion sickness, nausea, and irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint is used orally in tea to relieve respiratory conditions including coughing, colds, acute respiratory difficulties, and viral, fungal, and bacterial infections.
  • Organic Burdock Root
    Burdock root has often been used to purify the blood by removing toxins that can build up in blood. Burdock has been used as a remedy for arthritis, viruses like colds and throat pain. Burdock enhances the performance of many of the organs which purify the body and eliminate toxins or waste (like the kidneys, liver, colon, etc). This enhances overall health and helps correct disorders.
  • Organic Dandelion Root
    Traditionally, the roots and leaves of the plant have been used as medicines for breast maladies, bloating, digestive disorders, aching joints, fevers, and skin disorders. Today, many herbal doctors use dandelion to purify the liver and gallbladder of toxins. Research indicates that dandelions can treat pneumonia, bronchitis, and other respiratory disorders. Dandelion is beneficial to the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, stomach, and other organs.
  • Organic Licorice Root
    Licorice was used historically to treat the skin and coughs. It is also used to treat constipation, bronchitis, inflammation, and arthritis. Research has shown that licorice flavonoids can kill the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, called Helicobacter pylori.
  • Organic Red Clover Flowers
    It contains the minerals needed by bodily glands, thus frequent use can assist in bringing about hormonal balance. Red clover also helps to soothe the nerves. Red clover has been used as a remedy for the symptoms of menopause. Among the symptoms which can be alleviated include hot flashes and mood swings. The red clover herb is also a known effective liver and blood purifier.
  • Basil
    A component of basil’s oils, eugenol, is found to be effective in blocking action of an enzyme causing inflammatory health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions. Basil is a natural source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which combats free radicals in the body, preventing damage to blood vessels and the build up of cholesterol in the blood stream. Only the oxidized cholesterol adheres to vessel walls restricting blood flow.

As you can tell, this “tea” is truly an herbal tea or tisane as it contains no actual leaves, buds, or stems from the Camellia sinensis plant also known as the tea plant. However, it was a delightful tea nonetheless. One that my BFF has decided to purchase more of.

As always, I appreciate the opportunity to use a natural remedy to cure my ails over medication. Additionally, I love to learn about natural remedies as well. So, stop by and share your experience with the healing properties of tea. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

Read Full Post »

With the weather unpredictable – 80 degrees one day and 69 degrees the next – I believe my body is totally confused. What makes matters worse is the HVAC system at work or whoever is responsible for maintaining the correct temperature balance within the building. Thus far… it’s not working. I spend all day every day freezing. So to comfort me, I turn to a hot cuppa tea for warmth. Today’s choice? Organic Detox Infusion.

Composition: Organic peppermint, organic burdock root, organic dandelion root, organic spearmint, organic licorice root, organic red clover flowers, basil.

Dry Visual: Very green like fresh cut grass with various flecks of color. As this is loose tea in a silk sachet it is difficult to see more than the green tea leaves. Thanks Mighty Leaf for the picture.

Dry Aroma: Wonderfully minty. I love the smell of mint.

Flavor: This is where Organic Detox Infusion becomes quite interesting. The dominant flavor is mint which happens to be my favorite when drinking herbal teas. However, the finish has more of a vegetal taste. To be clear – not vegetal like green tea, but vegetal nonetheless. I believe it is the basil that provides the vegetal taste along with a hint of clove.

According to Mighty Leaf Tea, licorice is an ingredient in Organic Detox Infusion. Ironically, I do not like licorice flavoring. Thus imagine my surprise when after drinking half the cup, I was unable to detect its presence. Naturally sweet, no sweetener was required.

Organic Detox Infusion brews a good, full-bodied cup of tea. The liquor fills the mouth when drinking. 

Liquor: Not quite amber, but a rich reddish brown.

Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 5 minutes. I brewed for the recommended 5 minutes.

Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea

Caffeine: No.

Organic Detox Infusion is a complex herbal tea meshing a variety of flavors into one of their patented biodegradable tea bags. If you have enjoyed a cup of Organic Detox Infusion, stop by and share your experience. If not, feel free to share your favorite herbal tea. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

Read Full Post »

What a slacker I have been… no new tea for the past few days. Just enjoying the old faithful teas. Of course today I promised myself that I would brew something new. After sorting through my secret stash of tea, I opted for the convenience of loose leaf tea in a silk sachet.  Orange Dulce was my choice.

Composition: A blend of Ceylon and Chinese black tea with green tea, natural citrus flavors/bergamot, natural flavors, and jasmine flowers.

Dry Visual: A loose tea contained in a silken sachet – it was difficult to get an k texcellent visual of this tea other than the incredibly dark and twisted black tea leaves of medium size.

Dry Aroma: Very aromatic, the jasmine and citrus stand out to me with subtle hints of vanilla.

Flavor: A very flavorful yet mild and creamy black tea – the aroma and flavor are in direct contrast. While Orange Dulce carries a distinct aroma with strong citrus and Jasmine notes, I believe the blending of green and black teas create a complex yet milder taste. In addition the orange and citrus flavors add a mild sweetness whereas the vanilla brings a creamy full-bodied texture to the tea. During the second infusion, I could distinctly taste the floral notes from the jasmine. I tasted Orange Dulce both with and without sweetener and must say that I prefer to drink with sweetener – today’s choice Sugar-In-The-Raw.  

Liquor: A dark brew resembling a rich chestnut brown.

Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 4 minutes.  I brewed for the recommended 4 minutes during the first infusion and 7 minutes during the second.

Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea

Caffeine: Yes.

Orange Dulce is truly a unique flavored tea. It provides an alternative to black tea for someone seeking a change of pace. Some might even classify Orange Dulce as a dessert tea based upon its sweetness. If you have the opportunity to taste, I would love to hear about your experience.  Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

Read Full Post »

With so many teas to choose from, I often find it difficult to decide what to drink next. Today, I didn’t feel like washing the tea infuser that comes with my new tea cup. Thus, no loose tea for me. That is until I remembered I had Chamomile Citrus in my cute lunch bag that was transitioned into a tea tote. Chamomile Citrus, a “handcrafted silken pouch packed with artisan blends of whole tea leaves, fruits, and herbs”.

Composition: Rosehips, orange peels, chamomile flowers, lemon grass, lemon myrtle, nana mint, hibiscus flowers, natural citrus flowers, natural flavors

Dry Visual: Chamomile Citrus is a loose tea in a silken tea bag as seen in the picture I pulled from the Mighty Leaf website. The visual was not as clear as I would like, but this tea resembled potpourri – full of greens, yellows, reds, and orange.

Dry Aroma: A very dominant citrus smell.

Flavor: Chamomile Citrus is a wonderful blend of chamomile and fruit. I typically am not a big fan of herbal fruit teas, but Chamomile Citrus is the exception to the rule. No one flavor dominates this brew – they each co-exist in perfect harmony. Naturally sweet, you can enjoy Chamomile Citrus either with or without sweetener. Today, I choose to enjoy without.

Liquor: Not quite peach, not quite amber, not quite rust, but somewhere in between.

Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 5 minutes.  I brewed for the recommended 5 minutes.

Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea

Caffeine: No.

What is Nana Mint and Lemon Myrtle?

Mentha spicata (Nana Mint, Spear Mint or Spearmint; syn. K. burkhardtis) is a species of mint native to much of Europe and southwest Asia, though its exact natural range is uncertain due to extensive early cultivation. It grows in wet soils. Backhousia citriodora (common names lemon myrtle, lemon scented myrtle, lemon scented ironwood) is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, genus Backhousia, native to subtropical rain forests of eastern Australia. Indigenous Australians have long used lemon myrtle, both in cuisine and as a healing plant.

Chamomile Citrus is delicious. A great summer tea that I believe can be enjoyed as an iced tea as well – I’m thinking with a healthy orange slice floating in the glass. Not to mention, the lack of caffeine makes Chamomile Citrus great for drinking in the late afternoon and evening hours.

Until my next review… Happy Tea Drinking!

References:Mentha spicata. (2008, July 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:55, August 21, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mentha_spicata&oldid=224485255

Backhousia citriodora. (2008, July 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:54, August 21, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Backhousia_citriodora&oldid=227347326

Read Full Post »

In the mood for something new and refreshing, I decided to brew and sample Green Tea Tropical. I have been drinking so much white tea that I was in need of a change – fast! Nothing is more exciting than trying a new brew! Tea that is…

Composition: A Chinese green tea blend with pineapple, guava, and flowers.

Dry Visual: Green Tea Tropical is a loose tea in a silken tea bag. Check out the picture I pulled from the Mighty Leaf website – isn’t that teabag pretty cool looking! The visual was not as clear as I would like, but this tea was a burst of color – predominantly green with reds, blues, and yellows interspersed.

Dry Aroma: Absolutely delicious! If I could eat the dry tea leave whole I would if the taste equalled the smell…

Flavor: Stronger than I anticipated, Green Tea Tropical did not have the vegetal taste that accompanies many green teas. Very robust the tropical flavors of pineapple and guava are predominant in this brew with more subtle floral hints. Green Tea Tropical was accompanied by a tartness that required the addition of a sweetener to round out. My sweetener of choice was Sugar In The Raw – I did not want to alter the taste by using honey. Perhaps if brewed for slightly less time than the recommended time the tartness would be less pronounced. 

Liquor: A rich amber.

Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 3 minutes.  I brewed for the recommended 3 minutes.

Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea

Caffeine: Yes

Minus the tartness, Green Tea Tropical is a fantastic summertime tea. I look forward to the opportunity to brew and drink as an iced tea. Possibly even serve with a slice of fresh pineapple floating in the glass. This would no doubt transport me to a tropical paradise.

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 75 other followers