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How to Video: Making Traditional Green Tea Matcha

April 1st, 2011 by admin

Making traditional matcha green tea is fun and easy. We are big fans of matcha, the premium Japanese powdered green tea that inspired the Japanese tea ceremony and provides the main ingredient in a variety of tea treats, including green tea lattes, smoothies and ice cream. Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, its complex and addictive flavor may quickly become a favorite of yours too. It also contains an amino acid, L-theanine, that is know to promote calm and a relaxed mind.

By using a tea bowl (“chawan”), bamboo tea scoop (“chashaku”) and bamboo whisk (“chasen”), you will be whipping up bowls of froty matcha in no time. Find your inner tea master and check out our video for more details.

Organic Earl Grey Named Best in Class

January 28th, 2011 by admin

Mighty Leaf’s Organic Earl Grey was recently selected by “Everyday with Rachel Ray” magazine to compete in its Black Tea Taste Test. The results were announced in the February 2011 issue and it named our Organic Earl Grey as the “Best Earl Grey”. One of our best sellers, this tea is known for its well balanced blend of organic black tea and citrusy bergamot.

The magazine said:

“Earl Grey (black tea flavored with bergamot citrus oil) can sometime taste bitter or astringent, but this brew is perfectly balanced. ’It has a smoky orange flavor–mmm,’ one panelist cooed as she savored this complex earthy blend. After taking a sip, another enthusiastic taste deemed it ‘pure perfection’. ”

Our Organic Earl Grey is perfect not only in the morning but throughout the day. A great alternative to coffee, it delivers an energetic boost with a unique depth of flavor and body. Organic Earl Grey 15 Count Tea Pouches are available in supermarkets and online. If you are interested in purchasing in bulk you can also find 100 Count Tea Pouches and loose tea options on our website.

Go ahead and introduce yourself to the “Earl” – we’d like to think that the original “Earl” would be proud to drink our version of this classic. Happy steeping!

Celebrate National Hot Tea Month with a Healthy Cup

January 12th, 2011 by admin

January is National Hot Tea Month. You may wonder why this month receives the honors? It’s a cold time of the year, and hot tea is perfect for not only warming up after shoveling some snow out of the driveway but helps fight flu and cold season. You probably already have your favorite teas that keep you toasty and in good spirits, but perhaps it’s time to kick of the new decade with something new and healthy. Freshening up what goes in your mug might just help you beat the winter blues.

Signature Biodegradable Tea Pouches:

Whether you are on the go or at home our Organic Detox Infusion Tea Pouches provides a refreshing and relaxing way to detox. With a unique list of ingredients including, mint, basil, licorice, burdock root and dandelion root this is a tasty blend that promotes calm, aids in digestion, and acts as an overall body tonic. For an energizing pick-me-up try Rainforest Mate Tea Pouches – a delicious and healthy blend of green yerba mate, rosehips, green anise, mint, licorice, cloves, apple pieces, cornflowers and marigold petals. Yerba mate may assist in curbing your appetite while providing a natural source of caffeinated energy.

Whole Leaf Loose Tea:

If you are looking to kick your coffee habit, rooibos (pronounced ROY-bos) or sometimes called Red Bush is an herbal plant grown in South Africa that provides an ideal caffeine-free alternative. Literally the national drink of South Africa, people have been drinking rooibos there for centuries and swear by its health benefits, including using it for nagging headaches, combatting allergies, insomnia and infants suffering from colic. High in antioxidants it’s also rich in vitamins and minerals. For a rich and flavorful introduction, try our Coco Chai Rooibos – a sweet and tasty blend of rooibos, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, red peppercorns and shredded coconut.

Another legendary herb known for its healing properties is tulsi or what in India and traditional Ayurvedic medicine is called “holy basil”. This Ayurvedic tea is thought to assist with promoting overall balance within the body including relieving stress, boosting immunity and supporting general well-being. As an introduction try Tulsi Rose – a unique well balanced blend of tulsi, coconut, rose petals, lemon myrtle, chamomile and stevia leaf

A Feel Good Bank Ad with Mighty Leaf

Mighty LeafOctober 1st, 2010 by Mighty Leaf

Nothing like a feel good banking ad to make you aspire to be more. We thought you might enjoy seeing a local ad that was produced by the Bank of Marin, our local bank, highlighting their relationship with our company. It provides a quick peek into Mighty Leaf and introduces you to our CEO, Gary Shinner. The Mighty Leaf footage was shot at our headquarters in San Rafael, California (about 20 minutes north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge).

Green Tea Ice Cream Sound Good?

Bliss DakeAugust 3rd, 2010 by Bliss Dake

Green tea ice cream is one of my favorites. Before I worked for Mighty Leaf, I always wondered how they made it so green and tasty. Matcha, a green tea powder made from ground Japanese premium green tea leaves, is the wonder ingredient. Rich in taste and flavor, Matcha is a versatile ingredient that can be used to make beverages like lattes, frappes and ice cream.  Some chefs  (more…)

Rooibos Renewal in South Africa

Bliss DakeJune 29th, 2010 by Bliss Dake

Soccer fans attending the World Cup 2010 in South African may be introduced for the first time to a comforting cup of Rooibos tea (pronounced ‘roy-bos’ – Afrikans for red bush). Grown only in the Cederberg mountains of South Africa’s Western Cape, a semi-desert like geography, Rooibos is a wild shrub or herb that is naturally green. But after a fermentation process involving oxidation similar to that of black tea, it develops a red color and rich flavor.  (more…)

Breakfast Tea: Jump Start Your Day

Bliss DakeMay 3rd, 2010 by Bliss Dake

Mornings are slow for me. Having two kids with a third on the way will do that to you. So I jump from bed to the kitchen, and fire up a cup of something black – a strong breakfast tea, perhaps a spicy chai or I will admit sometimes even coffee. You know the drill, I am not alone. Every day tea fans around the world tame their mornings and energize with tea rituals ranging from tea cups of English Breakfast with a spot of milk to mugs of earthy Rooibos. The question arises then as to what exactly constitutes a breakfast tea? (more…)

Lapsang What?

Bliss DakeMarch 18th, 2010 by Bliss Dake

Lapsang Souchong is either a love or hate thing for tea fans. A familiar refrain is that it’s like drinking a campfire. If Smokey the Bear had a favorite tea, perhaps this would be the one. With its famous smokey taste and aroma, Lapsang Souchong is produced in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China by smoking black tea in bamboo baskets over pine fires. (more…)

Flowering Tea: A Valentine’s Day Twist

Bliss DakeJanuary 19th, 2010 by Bliss Dake

Flowering tea, also commonly known as display tea, exhibits some of the best artisanship that China has to offer with hand-crafted tea leaves that unfurl and blossom into unique flower shapes. When steeped in a glass teapot, flowering teas look like something you would see in the movie Avatar on the planet of Pandora. (more…)

Green Tea: Classic Japanese Teas

Bliss DakeNovember 18th, 2009 by Bliss Dake
Japanese Tea Fields

Green tea is well known for it’s pure, sweet and delicious taste in addition to potential health benefits.   In Japan, green tea is the beverage of choice whether it’s paired with food, drunk on a subway platform or in connection with the ancient Japanese tea ceremony started during the 15th century. In general, Japan only produces green tea, much of which is consumed internally.  Boasting a distinctive fresh green character and appearance, Japanese green tea is processed differently than the Chinese green teas.  After the tea is picked, it’s steamed to neutralize oxidation (more…)