Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mighty Leaf’s Orange Dulce (Iced) Review

Type: Mix of Black and Green
Origin: China, Sri Lanka
Price: Sample (regular price - $9.95 for 15 Pouches)
Vendor: Mighty Leaf
Brewing Method: Per Instructed - 1 teaspoon of leaves, 1 cup of filtered water, heated to 200°F-205°F, steeped for 3 - 5 minutes, let cool to room temperature then added ice
Overall Score: 3.8 out of 5

Orange Dulce is Ceylon and China black and green teas mixed with jasmine flowers, citrus fruits, and vanilla flavors. I can smell the citrus and the vanilla as soon as I tear open the package. It has an overall sweet, floral aroma. The blend is mostly dark, small leaves with a few yellow and white jasmine flowers.

After the tea is steeped and iced, I can noticeably smell the vanilla while the citrus hangs out in the background. The liquor is a deep orange color.

The taste is quite sweet and refreshing. I taste the vanilla throughout and the citrus settles with the jasmine in the aftertaste. I don’t think this would need any sugar. The vanilla makes this blend extremely sweet on its own.

This tea is called Orange Dulce, but I taste the vanilla way more than the citrus. The tea was a refreshing treat overall. However, I wish I could have tasted more of the individual flavors like the citrus and jasmine instead of having to actively look for those flavors through the overwhelming vanilla.

1 comment:

Shanti said...

Interesting...I could taste the jasmine so strongly it gave me a headache!