I love tea. I always have. I grew up drinking tea. My mom was from the United Kingdom. We always had “tea time” in our home. I loved it when we had tea time with my great-grandparents. Tea was never served in a mug or any old cup. It was served in my great-grandmother’s beautiful Royal Albert fine china tea cups.
The way my mom and great-grandmother made tea was to boil water on the stove in a tea pot/kettle. Then they would pour the hot water into a smaller tea pot that had tea bags in it. The tea was left to steep for a few minutes before serving.
My mom and great-grandmother always put a little bit of milk in their tea cup BEFORE adding the tea. Then after they poured in the tea they would add a little sugar, stir and enjoy.
It’s been a long time since I had tea that way. I still enjoy tea. I drink it just about every day. But I drink my tea in a mug and I rarely use milk and sugar. I usually drink it black or with a splash of lemon.
Whenever my family gets together we ALWAYS have tea. My husband’s family is different. When they used to get together they wanted coffee, not tea.
Many years ago my sister received a gift from her husband of a tea box. The box has several different sections, each one housing an individually wrapped tea bag in a variety of flavors. It was a beautiful gift. I always wished I had one just like it so that I could offer guests a variety of teas for them to enjoy.
The Mighty Tea Leaf Company reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to do a review. Since I love tea it was a definite YES!
I received to review something I have wanted for many years – a box of assorted, individually wrapped teas. They sent me to review their popular Master Tea Pouch Sampler. It might not be the fancy wooden box that my sister received year ago, but it was great nonetheless. Now I can offer my house guests a delicious variety of teas.
The box came with the following individually wrapped tea bags. The number in parentheses is how many tea bags for each variety;
Black Tea – Organic Darjeeling Estate (10), Organic Earl Grey (10), Orange Dulce (10)
Green & White Tea – Green Tea Tropical (9), Organic Spring Jasmine (10), Organic Green Dragon (10), White Orchard (10)
Herbal Infusions – Organic African Nectar (10), Organic Detox Infusion (10), Chamomile Citrus (9), Organic Mint Mélange (10)
I was so excited for this box to arrive. I normally buy Earl Grey or Breakfast Tea and the occasional herbal tea. My daughter loves green tea. She drinks a lot of that.
I couldn’t wait to sample each of the flavors. There are so many to choose from.
The black teas I made with a little milk and sugar or black. The Green & White teas, and Herbal Infusion teas I drank “as is”. I didn’t feel the need to add anything to them. I felt it would take away from their flavors.
I’ve tried every tea in the box. I have enjoyed each and every one of them but a few of them stand out as my top favorites – Organic Darjeeling Estate, Organic Mint Mélange, Organic Spring Jasmine, Organic Green Dragon and the Organic Earl Grey (you can never go wrong with an Earl Grey tea). My daughter loved the Green Tea Tropical so much she drank ALL of the teas (except the one I tried). I learned my lesson. Whenever I have several things to sample I always make sure to set aside at least one of each and keep it out of reach of my kids or they will gobble things up before I have a chance to try them.
Sometimes boxed teas can have a bland taste. I’m not sure if it’s the low quality ingredients or the fact they have been sitting on a shelf for a long time. Even though these are boxed teas they sure did not taste like it. They taste like the kind of teas you would be served at a fine restaurant. They have a gourmet quality to them. They are also fresh tasting. They are very flavorful. I have tried flavored teas in the past and they usually just have a hint of flavor. The Might Leaf Teas are very flavorful.
What makes these teas special is the way they make their tea bags and the fact that they use real ingredients, not dried, crushed up leaves. These are the same ingredients as the loose tea varieties, with the only exception being you don’t have to strain out the ingredients or use a diffuser ball.
Check out this detailed image of the Might Leaf Tea bag and what sets it apart from the rest.
I cannot wait to offer such a great variety of teas to my holiday house guests. I plan on taking a few of each variety and arranging them in a nice serving dish. If only I had some Royal Albert tea cups to go along with them.
I’m sure if my mom and great-grandmother were still alive they would enjoy these teas as much as me and my daughter have.
The Mighty Leaf Tea Company has other varieties of boxed tea sets. They even have a holiday boxed set which consists of Green Tea Tropical, Chocolate Mint Truffle, Vanilla Bean, Organic Early Grey, Bombay Chai and Chamomile Citrus.
The Mighty Leaf Tea Company offers individual teas, loose teas, tea accessories and more. They offer plenty of products that would make a great gift for the tea lover in your life. Their sets would make great hostess gifts or house warming gifts. Personally I would buy the products for my own personal use and so that I have a variety of great teas to offer company when they stop by. The beauty of tea is that you can enjoy it year round. Don’t forget about ice teas too.
Currently they are having a sale on great holiday gifts. They also offer FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more. If you sign up for their newsletter you can get an additional 15% off.
The company even has a rewards program. For every $100 you spend you get $10 in “Tea Bucks” back. Just for signing up for their rewards program you automatically get $10 in Tea Bucks which you can save and use towards future purchases.
For more information or to check out their varieties of teas and accessories, visit www.MightyTeaLeaf.com. You can also find them on the various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Have you ever tried any products from the Mighty Tea Leaf Company? Do you have a favorite flavor/variety of tea? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and no influenced in any way.