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This China green tea’s flavor balances the ethereal fragrance, like drinking the nectar of fresh flowers.
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Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, this tea is grown at high elevation where the cool air slows leaf growth and develops fine character. Sweet, winy, with a floral aroma that seems to reach right out of the cup.
Peet's Organic Darjeeling Kalimpong is now a Mighty Leaf tea. Same origin, same flavor, same quality.
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• Start with a preheated cup or teapot.
• Measure 1 spoonful (3g) of tea for each cup of water.
• Bring the water to a boil; let it cool for 30 seconds (200° F) before steeping tea for 4 minutes.
• Strain leaves while pouring.
5 of 7 Reviews |
I am giving Organic Darjeeling Kalimpong far more Stars than prior reviewers, though I agree that Mighty Leaf (allegedly the same tea source as for prior Peet's teas) is a much poorer quality than Peet's loose teas of the past. That said, of the Mighty Leaf loose teas, we've found this Darjeeling to be the best of a bad lot. It has decent Darjeeling fragrance, though it is definitely not up to par with older Peet's Darjeelings, and it is organic.
If Peet's wishes to retain its tea customers, it had better return to its former good quality and selection. Dumping Peet's teas and morphing into Mighty Leaf tea seems to have been a "corporate decision" to throw tea customers under the bus... in favor of more lucrative coffee income? Those who desire quality loose teas, especially good organic Darjeelings, should try Chado Tea (order online), such as Risheehat Estate Organic or Makaibari Estate Organic Darleelings.
Get with it, Peet's! Admit that a mistake has been made and restore good loose teas to loyal Peet's customers. Don't make loss of your tea business a "self-fulfilling prophecy" by offering inferior quality teas and selection! And, while you are at it, get rid of the plastic "tea pouches." Bring back, non-toxic, unbleached paper tea bags for those who wish the convenience of tea bags at work or for travel.
For every bad review and online complaint, there are many, many more disappointed customers out here who are so bummed about Peet's decision to essentially dump quality tea business that those persons have not bothered to write! Read the tea leaves! Please bring back Peet's Tea quality!
I've been drinking the Peets Darjeeling Extra Fancy Kalimpong tea since 2005 (before it changed to organic darjeeling kalimpong) and even when the tea changed to the organic variety, i tolerated the change in taste. But the mighty leaf version is truly flavourless. Agreed with all the bad reviews. About ready to give up and stop patronising Peets. I miss the good old days before that corporate-minded company took over the Peets of old.
It used to be great before MightyLeaf - And,when you tell'em about the catastrophic degradation of tea quality, you get lectured on "how agricultural products are different" - Anyone knows another source for quality teas?
Anyone know where else can pre-mighty leaf quality Darjeeling Kalimpong can be found?
Agree w/ the last review - Mighty Leaf has destroyed the Peet's quality and reputation - Anyone knows where else can Darjeeling Kalimpong can be found?
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