Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mighty Leaf Tea Taste of the Tropics Review and #Giveaway Ends 4/21/14

DISCLOSURE: I received a Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler and TeaTop Brew Mug.  I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here in are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item(s).




You all know by now that I'm rather addicted to coffee.  You may NOT know that I am drinking more and more tea -- both hot and cold.

After never being much of a tea drinker, I've discovered over the past year just how much I really do like it.  Of course, being Southern, I do tend to prefer my tea cold and sweet!

I was given the chance recently to try some new tea from one of my favourite places: The Mighty Leaf Tea Company!  I've been blessed to try their teas before, so I delighted when they offered me their Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler.

This sampler pack contains three amazing tea blends:




 Green Tea Tropical: Green Tea Tropical green tea boasts smooth green tea leaves that harmoniously blend with sweet tropical fruits to create a sensation as uplifting as a breeze off the isle of Papenoo. A healthy and refreshing blend, Green Tea Tropical makes an ideal introduction to green tea.  We sourced the finest loose leaf green tea to infuse our silken tea pouch, our twist on the gourmet teabag, with an extraordinary flavor experience.




How do I choose a favourite of the three? Good question! I think, maybe, the Green Tea Tropical is my go-to for a thirst-quencher! It's just slightly citrus-y tart. Notes of pineapple and lemon.  I love it.  It brews up to a nice pale green colour.  I brewed two tea bags to 4 cups of water because I was making cold tea.  10 minutes brew time and it was ready to go!  I added 3/4 cup of sugar (I like mine sweet.)





Vanilla Bean: Vanilla Bean black tea, a deep blend of black 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 flavored black tea, a blend of Ceylon and China black teas, makes a deeply satisfying impression. 



The Vanilla Bean I saved for bedtime. I drank it hot with just a bit of honey to sweeten.  Lovely, soothing, mild flavour.  The vanilla shines in this tea. And the fragrance... tropical flowers! Perfect for a bedtime treat.  

This evening tea is fast becoming my tea ritual: A little Stevie Nicks music, lights turned low, wrapped up in my afghan and a cuppa. This is bliss. For someone with chronic insomnia, it's a blessing. 

African Nectar: Savor the finest rooibos when you journey to the fertile tropics with our Organic African Nectar rooibos tea and savor the fruits of the "Alluring Continent." Made with naturally caffeine free Organic African rooibos tea, also known as red tea, this Mighty Leaf signature rooibos blend teems with tropical fruit and blossoms. It promotes calm and relaxation.





The Organic African Nectar is a kick! More robust than the Green or Vanilla, it hints of Hibiscus and dark honey. I prefer this tea brewed cold.  I also added a 1/4 cup of cream to the cold tea for a really amazing "tea shake".  Isn't that a gorgeous, deep red?  So inviting!




These special teas are a true gift for the tea aficionado.  For those of us just beginning our tea journey -- it's a great start.  You will not be disappointed.

I also received a TeaTop Brew Mug.  This is the perfect addition to a tea-lovers collection!
This double-walled, stainless steel mug is a traveling teapot! Guaranteed not to over-brew your tea, but still keeps your tea nice and hot! 





I must admit... I think my Mother-in-Law might abscond with it when she sees it! :)

You can now save 15% off of your tea when you sign up for the Mighty Leaf Newsletter and you can earn rewards when you refer-a-friend! (If you sign up today, please tell them I sent you!)

Mighty Leaf Tea is offering one of my readers the chance to win a tea sampler and travel mug for their very own!

Choose from the package I received, the Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler, which contains Vanilla Bean, Green tree Tropical, and Organic African Nectar, or the World Flavors Gift Sampler which contains Ginger Twist, White Orchard, and Organic Detox infusion.

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69 comments:

Lindsay Giedosh said...

I would love to try the pomegranate berry tea!

Lindsay Giedosh said...

Taste Of The Tropics, I love anything fruity!

Lindsay Giedosh said...

I honestly don't have any tea rituals and that's sad! I'd love to start one with some #mightyleaf though!

Kelly Tupick said...

So many good flavors but one that caught my eye that I would like to try was Chocolate Mint truffle.

Kelly Tupick said...

I would choose the Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler.

Kelly Tupick said...

My daily ritual includes making a green tea first thing in the morning with my keurig and later after I get to work, I'll usually make a regular lipton tea. #mightyleaf

Denise Adams said...

I'd like to try the Garden of Herbals gift sampler.

Denise Adams said...

I would prefer the World flavors gift sampler

Denise Adams said...

A cup of herbal tea at the end of the day after the house is quiet while watching a little tv before bedtime

Janice Crespo said...

Their Orange Dulce tea sounds delicious. I will have to check this out more :)

Janice Crespo said...

I would choose the Taste of the Tropics although they both sound delicious

Janice Crespo said...

My favorite cup of tea is when I first wake up, before the others. I enjoy the quiet and my tea :) #mightyleaf

Sherry Conrad said...

I think I would really like the Organic Sunburst Green Tea. I love iced tea, and green teas are my favorite.

Sherry Conrad said...

I'd love the Taste of the Tropics sampler.

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway… we would like to try the Black Currant Iced Tea

Brian E. said...


Yes, Please ---> World Flavors Gift Sampler

Brian E. said...

Daily Teas Ritual ---> several cups of strong Irish Breakfast Tea each morning with breakfast !

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wizardewu said...

I would like to try the Organic Green Dragon.

wizardewu said...

i want the Taste of the Tropics sampler.

wizardewu said...

My daily ritual is to have a cup of tea in the morning and another before I go to bed. #mightyleaf

susie king said...

I would love to try Vanilla Bean.

susie king said...

I would love to try the World Flavours Tea Sampler.

susie king said...

My favourite Daily Tea Ritual is to have orange spice tea in the mornings. #mightyleaf

Willow Moon said...

I would love to try the Chamomile Citrus tea.

Willow Moon said...

I would love to try Taste of the Tropics.

Dana said...

i want to try the orange dulce tea
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Dana said...

Taste of the tropics
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Dana said...

no tea rituals for me but i drink it all day long #mightyleaftea
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lipglossaddict75 said...

I'd love to try coco chai rooibos!

lipglossaddict75 said...

I would love the world flavors sampler!

lipglossaddict75 said...

My daily tea ritual is loose green dragonwell tea 3 times a day!

lipglossaddict75 said...

My daily tea rital is loose dragonwell green tea 3 times a day! #mightyleaf

lipglossaddict75 said...

I also entered the smelly towel cleaner giveaway!

jdine said...

I want to try Bombay Chai.

jdine said...

I would choose World Flavours Tea Sampler.

Howell said...

I would like to try the Pu-erh tea.

Howell said...

I woukld like the Taste of the Tropics sampler.

Howell said...

I like to have a cup of tea in the evening,

Chic Southern Charm said...

I'd like to try the Island Breeze.

Chic Southern Charm said...

Taste of the Tropics

Chic Southern Charm said...

#mightyleaf I trunk sweet iced tea all day.

Sky Evans said...

I'd like Chamomile.

Sky Evans said...

I drink warm tea in the morning every day #mightyleaf

Sky Evans said...

I'd like World Flavours Tea Sampler.

annemarie562000 said...

I would love to try the Orange Dulce Tea!

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annemarie562000 said...

I would love the Taste of the Tropics set!

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annemarie562000 said...

I usually have a cup in the morning and the night! #mightyleaf

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Linda Kish said...

I would like to try the Herbal Infusion Variety.

Linda Kish said...

I would like the Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler.

Linda Kish said...

I don't have a daily tea ritual. I do enjoy a cup of tea to relax with a good book. #mightyleaf

Kim said...

I would love to try the Bombay Chai.

Kim said...

I love fruity teas so I would love to try the Taste of the Tropics!

Kim said...

I love to relax at the end of a long day with a hot cup of tea! #mightyleaf

Anne said...

One Mighty Leaf Tea flavor I have yet to try is the Orange Dulce black tea. It sounds so good!

Anne said...

Between the Taste of the Tropics and the World Flavours Tea Sampler, I think I'd prefer the Taste of the Tropics, especially after reading your review.

Anne said...

My #mightyleaf tea ritual involves making a large pot of tea first thing in the morning, then sitting down to enjoy the first cup. The rest of the pot lasts me the rest of the day.

blew415 said...

Tahitian Green

blew415 said...

World Flavours Tea Sampler.

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Organic Spring Jasmine.

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janetfaye said...

I would like Taste of the Tropics Gift Sampler.

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janetfaye said...

I have a cup of tea when I wake up in the morning and I also like one in the afternoon. #mightyleaf .

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Brutus Duffy said...

I really love their Organic Breakfast tea. I try to keep some in stock.

Brutus Duffy said...

I would prefer the taste of the Tropics sampler as I like those types of teas better. Thanks.

Gala said...

I'd like to try Organic African Nectar

Gala said...

I'd like World Flavours Tea Sampler.

Gala said...

I always drink tea in the morning. Usually I wake up very early and enjoy "me" time with a cup of a tea and a book or newpaper #mightyleaf

jennifer57 said...

classic black

jennifer57 said...

the World Flavours Tea Sampler

jennifer57 said...

#mightyleaf I always have tea first thing in the morning.