The pictures above show another part of this months Mighty Leaf order. I’ve had a sample of the Vanilla Bean. This is one of the few Mighty Leaf Teas I feel actually comes close to the flavor description. The Brazilian Fruit is not the flavor explosion I was hoping for. I’d order that tea again but I wouldn’t describe the taste as anywhere near fruity.
My experience so far has been no matter how I brew these teas I don’t get the desired flavor. Maybe my taste buds aren’t properly trained. Personally I’ve always wondered what wine drinkers are going on about when describing flavors. Very few of the wines I have tried lived up to the hype.
I have yet to find a Mighty Lea Tea or other brands that have my mouth screaming I want more. However for the price and prompt shipping I will continue to order from Mighty Leaf. The flavors I have purchased I would drink again. I’m just not going to be one of these people raving about how flavorful these products are.
Maybe most people prefer flavors to be subtle. I prefer bold flavors that stand out. Every package of Mighty Leaf Tea I have opened smells wonderful. Unfortunately for me I haven’t figured out how to get that smell to transfer to taste. I wish the flavor profile was as strong as the smell before and after brewing. For me it’s not.
Here are the descriptions for both teas.
Vanilla Bean black tea, a deep blend of black loose tea leaves with Madagascar vanilla, conjures up images of inhaling the heady aroma of wild vanilla as you hike the tropics near Mt. Maromakotro. A full-bodied and fruity cup, Vanilla Bean, a blend of Ceylon and China black teas, makes a deeply satisfying impression.
Black tea blended with Brazilian fruit, our Brazilian Fruit black tea is reminiscent of a fine dessert liqueur that intoxicates with its smooth and delicate flavor profile. Scented with chunks of passion fruit from Brazil, and a base of Chinese black tea this blend is slightly sweet and can be enjoyed throughout the day.