Mount of Olives Treasures Tea
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This is a weak tea – if you’re using one bag, go for a 6 oz. cup, not a big mug! It steeps a pretty pale pink color, but the paleness is telling. The berry aroma is perfectly pleasant, but the flavor is light, more of a washed out rose hip/hibiscus/berry combo with a greenish-peppery-herbal tea underpinning. Not my favorite from this brand, their signature herbal blend does not seem to mesh particularly well with the tart flavorings here.
This doesn’t really taste like a “green tea chai with pomegranate”, but it does taste good! The base of the tea is like a sheer black tea, lightened with the green. The spice profile is not typical of chais – the herbal flavor of olive leaf and hyssop, the anise, and a lingering hint of cinnamon-warmed rose come through most for me. It has a bit of natural sweetness to it. Once I stopped expecting this to taste like a chai, I rather enjoyed it. I liked it best as-is, no creamer or sweetener.
Found a forgotten bag in the bottom of my work tin and needed an afternoon pick-me-up, but it was getting late enough I didn’t want to waste a cup of really good stuff … so I tried it again after some months.
Must have accidentally found the sweet spot for time and temp (I sure wasn’t paying attention) but it was really pretty tasty. Just enough of the pomegranate came out to make it a nice, fruity afternoon tea.
The Mount of Olives varieties I’ve tried up to this point have been surprisingly nice. This one doesn’t live up to the standard, but only because I am not a licorice fan. They’ve used it as sweetener in an otherwise nice chamomile and now I feel like somebody’s rubbed a glue stick on my tongue!
I keep having to add these Mount of Olives teas…this one is just plain English Breakfast rather than the one with pomegranate (though I really need to find some of that one to try).
Bag says it’s flavored with orange…I’m not getting much in the way of that in the actual tea. It’s a bit bitter, and definitely not all that grand. It’ll work for caffeine consumption!
I’ve had this one lingering in the back of my work stash for a while. Finally decided to brew it up, since I’m no longer afraid of chais and in fact, find them quite delightful.
This, however, is not so delightful.
It smells like cinnamon and some other spices. It tastes…old. Not old-tea old or stale-old. No, this tastes old like a really elderly person’s house just smells “old”. Or how old books smell “old”. The tea itself tastes fine, but the flavors…old.
I think my general aversion to jasmine teas comes from the fact that the only prepared samples I’ve ever tasted are sweetened to the point of hummingbird feeder syrup. This one doesn’t come on nearly as strong and is rather pleasant. Not getting any pomegranate, really, but maybe it’s just toning down the flowery flavor.
This is another of the Mount of Olives Treasures that a vendor gave our purchasing manager forever ago. Not sure if it’s the age of the bag, or the true taste of the tea, but the jasmine is very mild. The taste is much more a sweet green tea (and a pretty good quality green, at that), with just a hint of floral at the finish. Extremely, surprisingly good for a bagged tea, especially one this…aged.
Our purchasing manager was cleaning out his office this morning, and found a sample set of Mount of Olives Treasures teas that some vendor had given him. Yup, the samples are now mine. That being said, who knows how old these bags are, but it’s new to me, so I’m definitely going to give it a shot.
5 minutes with water from the Hot Shot (so no clue on actual temp), then let cool for a bit whilst we had an office meeting. It’s surprisingly good. I can actually taste both the spearmint and peppermint, which really shocked me, because I normally can’t do that. The black tea base isn’t the strongest or best that I’ve ever had, but it’s not too bad either.
Considering I’m not a fan of mint at all (unless it’s in chocolate), this is really good! I may have to find a fresher batch of this to get a true idea, but I’m definitely going to be drinking these bags up!
Two bags of this tea was included as part of a swap I did on Ravelry, the online knitting community. I received the most beautiful purple knitted teacup cloth! My partner really took the time to see what I liked :)
Good apple flavor! It reminds me a little of apple cider. The spice is light, and I can’t really taste pomegranate but I do taste a sweetness. I’m doing the whole leave the bag in the cup thing, and it is staying enjoyable throughout my sipping. I’ve never seen this brand in my local stores, but it has inspired me to get a Celestial Seasonings or Bigelow herbal apple spice once the weather turns for lazy, chilly nights.