Kitchen 173

    Published on October 3rd, 2006 | by Greg


    Truffle Teas from Mighty Leaf

    It’s beverage week here on Truly Obscure, and we’ll start with a look at a great product heading on into Fall and Winter- chocolate teas.

    It might not sound good, and it certainly takes some getting used to if you are accustomed to the Asian style of tea. But these sweet, nicely flavored teas from Mighty Leaf come in a few varieties, and each one is fairly distinctive. They are best suited to after-dinner/dessert or instead of your morning mocha. Think “hot chocolate” with a bit of black tea flavor, and you can understand- if it works for coffee, it can work for tea.

    Chocolate Chip Truffle, Masala Chocolate Truffle (chocolate chai, essentially), and Chocolate Orange round out a six-part collection that ranges from a little too citrusy (the Orange) to surprisingly rich (the Chocolate Chip). While the chocolate wasn’t quite as good as you might hope, the tea is excellent, and works best with some spice (like in the Mayan Chocolate, the best of the bunch).

    All in all, the Mighty Leaf teas are quite good; 4 ounces for $6-$8 is reasonably priced for top-quality tea. It might not replace the mocha anytime soon, but is a great alternative, and is available online.

    About the Author

    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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