Review of Mighty leaf organic earl grey tea

Our first part of our journey on the California Zepher started in Chicago. We got complimentary use of the lounge whilst we waited to board the train. My friends went exploring to find out what food and wine they could sample I went straight to the hot drinks section. To my amazement there was a little selection of teas and it wasn’t Lipton. It consisted of earl grey and decaffeinated breakfast teas from a company called Mighty leaf. As you can as you imagine I was a little excited. So I got a cup added the hot water and grabbed a teabag, or silken package as I later found out.
I Googled the Mighty leaf website to check the ingredients and it consists of organic black tea leaves and organic bergamot oil. No allergens are highlighted in the ingredients list and there is a no may contain warning. It is also listed as being gluten free and suitable for vegans.
On opening the package there was a delightful aroma of bergamot intermingled with a slightly strong black tea. I was unable to work out what tea this was. Not only was this a posh teabag it smelt wonderful. This was looking promising. It had a recommended brewing time of 4 minutes, so I let the tea infuse with the hot water for this time. What I noticed was the lack of aroma it had simply disappeared, even on my close up sniff test it just about smelt like a weak everyday black tea. On sipping the tea it tasted like a reasonable quality black tea, what had happened to the bergamot ? I was a little disappointed to say the least. On a positive note I preferred it to the Lipton tea that had been on board the train on our trip from New York. So I had another cup as I knew that I was about to embark on a long journey with limited access to tea. I also grabbed an extra one to have on the train after my dinner. I put this somewhere so safe that I couldn’t find it. I found it once I had unpacked at home. So I gave it another try to ascertain if it tasted any different with freshly boiled water and in a nice tea cup. Sadly, its the aroma and flavour were just the same as I remembered.
So would I recommend this earl grey tea ? I’m afraid not. The initial exciting aroma just seemed to disappear and I was unable to taste the bergamot. Sorry Mighty leaf this tea just wasn’t for me.


  1. Sophie
    October 13, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    I don’t normally like Earl Grey but I’m guessing j wouldn’t like this one either! That’s so sad after all the hype too 🙁 xx

    • October 13, 2016 / 5:01 pm

      Hi. Thanks for taking the time to read my review. At least there is lots more earl grey tea I can try, Chloe.

  2. October 13, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Mhmmm, seems tasty! I want to try this, actually my mom might like this because she’s a “tea” person more than me! Hahaha Lovely post!??

    • October 13, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment much appreciated, Chloe.

  3. November 8, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    I’m sorry this tea disappointed you, I’ve drank a lot of Mighty Leaf and the flavors have been there. Their mint tea is much better then their black tea.

    • November 9, 2016 / 6:27 am

      I love mint tea. What a shame that I couldn’t find any. I shall try and find find on my next visit.

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