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Mighty Leaf teas
Mighty Leaf Tea was founded by a husband-and-wife team with a passion for bringing quality and innovative tea blends to tea lovers in the United States. Here's some of their tasty teas offered by Old Town Coffee and Chocolates.
Chamomile Citrus (herbal) no caffeine — A unique mélange of Egyptian chamomile, citrus slices, lemongrass, rose hips, hibiscus, and mint. Delicate, fruity, and soothing, this blend is loaded with Vitamin C.
Earl Gold (black tea) — Perfection of a classic. Gold tipped buds of rich black teas with a twist of citrus notes of Bergamot.
Earl Green (green tea) — A post modern perfection of a classic. The finest China green tea leaves blended with a twist of deep first press Bergamot oil.
Ginger Twist (herbal tea) no caffeine - A mix of lemon grass, tropical fruits and mint, fueled with a touch of ginger & ginseng. A blend of Australian ginger, orange and lemon slices, lemongrass, wintergreen mint, papaya, apple, ginseng and licorice. Ginger promotes focus and is a powerful antioxidant.
Mint Melange (herbal tea) no caffeine — Peppermint and spearmint mingle together for a soothing herbal infusion. This fragrant blend lingers on the tongue and in your mind like a fine wine. Renew and refresh with the finest mint leaves from the lush mountains of Morocco. A well-rounded infusion with sweet lingering notes.
Organic Darjeeling Choice Estate (black tea) — The silver tips indicate the exceptionally high quality of this rare, certified organic tea. Sweet and floral with a lively aroma. Mighty Leaf’s seasonal pick of the finest organic Darjeeling available.
Rooibos (organic) — This gift of nature from South Africa is laden with antioxidants. Yet, unlike green teas rooibos is caffeine free and certified organic. Documented to contain very high levels of antioxidants, Vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc other minerals and fluoride, this is health in a cup.
Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong) — This Chinese classic carries the story of a local farmer instructed by the iron goddess of mercy in a dream to look in the cave behind her temple. There he found a single tea shoot that he planted and cared for. This meditative, deep rich tea fills your palate with fruit-like flavor and a heady aroma. Good for multiple infusions.
The Republic of Tea
The Republic of Tea is a socially- and environmentally-responsible company promoting the tea lifestyle to the world.
Darjeeling (black tea) — "The Champagne of Teas." This Darjeeling tea blend has the smooth character of second flush leaves with the deep qualities of third flush leaves, resulting in a round cup.
Ginger Peach —"Longevity Tea." Best-selling tea has the sweet lushness of a fancy peach with spicy ginger. Voted "Outstanding Beverage" by the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade./p>
Tea of Injuiry (green tea) — "Green Tea with Toasted Rice." Fire toasted rice and large green Sencha tea leaves are blended to produce this smooth, toasty brew. Finest grade produced.>
Guayakí Yerba Maté
Guayaki: Guayaki Yerba Mate — 100% Organic — A stimulating beverage from a life-giving tree; hand-picked below its native rainforest canopy and cedar wood aged for a deep, rich full-bodied flavor. Nature’s nutritious stimulant. Feel the Good Energy of Guayaki. We carry the following:
- Traditional Yerba Maté
- Smooth Unsmoked Mendo Maté
This is only a partial list of our teas. We sell all of our loose teas by the cup or by the ounce.
Brewing Tips for Tea
- Always use clean utensils. The typical brown coating in a teapot will harm the taste.
- Use cold, fresh water. Cold water contains a lot of oxygen, which gives the tea its full flavor.
- Do not over fill the strainer. Tea leaves need room to swirl to give off their full flavor.
- Add one teaspoonful per cup, then add one for the pot.
- Pour water onto the tea the moment it starts to boil. Do not allow it to "over-boil" since the oxygen is boiled off.
- The amount of time tea should stand and draw will vary depending on the variety of tea. Less time for green tea and more time for black tea. Letting green tea draw for too long will make it bitter.
A brief history of the brew. Next to water, tea is the most affordable drink in the world. According to Chinese mythology the first cup of tea was made in 2737 BC, when the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, scholar and herbalist, was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water. A leaf from the tree dropped into the water and Shen Nung decided to try the brew. The tree was a wild tea tree. The first time tea is recorded in England was 1644 when sailors bringing back packets of tea from the Far East as presents led to its introduction into London’s coffee houses.