Montana Tea & Spice Trading LLC

Recent Tasting Notes

100

Yes it is very soothing and tranquil to sip and enjoy

Flavors: Fennel, Licorice, Mint

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40

I’m not sure if I’ve ever even had a huckleberry before. I was surprised to see that there is cinnamon and clove in the teabag, and that’s actually what the teabag smells like. The tea has a sweet clove and berry aroma. It has a very earthy flavor at first, almost as if it is a little stale. The aftertaste is what I suppose huckleberry is supposed to taste like, although it seems very artificial and fake-tasting. It’s almost like a heavy, syrupy-sweet artificial taste. It does get a little better as the cup cools, but I can’t see myself finishing the rest of these teabags or ordering more. Into the swap pile it goes! Thank you to Skysamurai for these samples!

-Square teabag without a string.
-Teabag smells like cinnamon and cloves with a faint floral note. Tea liquor aroma is of cloves and sweet berries.
-Tea liquor is a cloudy medium golden brown color.
-Earthy flavor and finish. Sweet artificial berry aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Fair tea. Heavy and sweet artificial berry flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Serenity

Blech…Sounds like some sort of Victorian cough remedy! Dr Hiram Wentworth’s Zeppelin Anti- Cattarh Infusion for the Grippe, Gout, Rheumatic Complaints, & Frigidity!

Veronica

Lol. I have to agree with Serenity!

Josie Jade

Lol, I agree too. Good thing I didn’t like this tea because I definitely would be thinking creepy medicine the entire time I was drinking the next cup!

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35

All I can taste is the Sencha and a very slight additional flavor. It is so slight, I can’t even confirm it is cherry. I’ve tried this tea with various seep times and amounts of tea. The flavor doesn’t seem to change.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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68

The hibiscus is the dominate flavor, but you can still catch a hint of mint mixed in the background. I don’t like an in-your-face mint flavor, and this blend gives me the mint benefits without the minty taste.

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49

A very unique tea. It was the Sarsaparilla that made me curious to try it out and its what makes this tea what it is. The after tastes is also quite interesting. If your looking for a root beer tea this is close to it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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1

This tea tastes like dill. The ingredients make it sound quite interesting but it’s not quite what the name says it is. I’ve tried it a couple different times to see if it was the cup or the water but each time has been just as bad as before.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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93

This tea has so many wonderful flavors going on!! A great relaxing tea right before bedtime! I as well picked this up at Cup and Kettle in Leavenworth WA!!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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100

One of my absolute favorite teas, perfect for right before bedtime!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89

This is my go-to calming tea or nighttime blend. The scent is amazing, like everyone says, very sweet but balanced. Happily, though, the tea itself isn’t as sweet as it smells. The chamomile blends with the sharper ingredients so well, and the peppermint balances it perfectly. It also stands up to a lot of abuse (varying steep times and temps) so I take it everywhere.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85

I received this tea from a friend. It smells wonderful! The wintergreen mixes well with the other spices and almost has a sweet scent. This tea does have peppermint in it and it does not over power it (which I find important). The layers are balanced and no herb over powers the other. The cup isn’t anything mind blowing, but I really enjoy it’s hearty herbal-ness! Just a tried and true herbal blend that really helps me unwind from my day. Also, the blend is awesome from a health standpoint. There are herbs for hormone balance, nerve tonic, digestion, and immunity(cherry bark and hyssop are great for lung health in particular). This will always be a staple in my tea cupboard.

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100

I have been drinking this tea for several years. I first bought it at the “Beyond Necessity” gift shop in Anaconda, MT. It is absolutely delicious. It is wonderful hot or iced. I would hate to be without it in my cupboard. Not only does it taste great, when it is brewing it perfumes the house with the most amazing fragrance.
Connie

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 45 sec

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35

The hibiscus definitely overshadows the mint by miles.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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76

My boyfriend is from Montana and honestly that’s why we grabbed this tea while on vacation in Leavenworth, WA. Much to my surprise (but not his) it was amazing! The Cup & Kettle is worth checking out if you’re ever in town.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85

home town brew. can never go wrong with this one. not dramatic good, but good.

Preparation
Boiling

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76

I was desperate for some tea that gave me a “feel good” familiarity, so I popped over to Montana Tea & Spice Trading company to check out their teas. They have a large selection of teas and tisanes, not to mention that decaf stuff I won’t touch, rooibos and yerba mate. I picked up Cinnamon Spice, falling into the desperate hope it would remind me of a much better Bigelow’s Cinnamon Stick. One whiff and thought, “oh no — not hot cinnamon.” But I forged ahead and after a flash rinse (when in doubt, flash rinse) and brewed up a pot.

The first pot had a bit of red-hot cinnamon flavor to it, but it wasn’t obnoxious. The second steep proved to be the gem — a smooth flavor of cinnamon shines through. I’d give it a much higher rating if the first pot had done that. Overall, it performed pretty well and I’m brewing a fresh pot tonight.

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100

I finally made it back to Missoula to replenish my tea stash, and I picked up a sample of this at Butterfly Herbs. Everything I’ve tried from this company I’ve loved.

It must be the carob that gives this the mocha flavor and aroma. There are lots of chocolatey overtones as well. I feel like I should be getting the coffee jitters, but there’s no caffeine (or the bitterness coffee has, ew)! The hazelnut is there, but very subtle.

If you like mocha, you’ll love this. Even better than mocha in my opinion!

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94

The first thing anyone will notice about this tea is the heavenly aroma. It’s this wintergreen-anise type smell that will smell up your whole kitchen if you leave the bag open! It doesn’t taste quite as good as it smells, but it is still one of my favorite teas ever. Plus, I love everything about Missoula, and this tea is no exception.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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61

For any licorice lover, this tea has an even, smooth flavor. The hints of peppermint and orange peel balance out the strong anise and licorice.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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75

I love this tea. Very soothing at the end of the day.

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