Mount of Olives Treasures Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

Light in color. No scent. Doesn’t have much taste.

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91

delicious interesting about the healing properties of olive leaves. very refreshing and i feel better having a cup. i think it helps with keeping my diabetic blood in check

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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37

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.

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63

Moderately grassy green tea flavor, tinted with the characteristic, vaguely peppery herbal bouquet typical of the Mount of Olives tea (grape and olive leaves, hyssop…) and a subtle hit of floral aroma. The jasmine flavoring is much lighter than usual, but still recognizably jasmine.

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78

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.

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85

This tastes nothing like Earl Grey and nothing like pomegranate. It’s very mild with almost no fragrance to it. That said, it’s earthy and smooth and goes well with a little honey.

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69

English Breakfast from Mount of Olives Treasures. Its tea… its not awful tea and to be fair i rather enjoy. A little sugar and a splash of Land o’ lakes Cream. I like is

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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82

I don’t find the mint or the fruitiness overpowering in this tea. I think they blend together well. I only had 1 bag, so I would like to try it again to see if I agree when I make the second cup.

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27

Another tea decupboarded. Received this from a friend. Not one I would choose to drink again. It’s pretty weak in flavor even though it’s bright in color.

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31

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!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Meghann M

Oh, no! I didn’t know licorice was in this. A friend at work gave me a bunch of this to try. I may have to open it tonight to see how bad it is!

AmazonV

why do people toss licorice in everything :(

gmathis

Wish I knew! (I’m not a big sweetener fan in general.)

Jillian

The same reason they put hibiscus in everything, I guess.

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25

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!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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45

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.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
amandajo

Aww…that’s just sad. Have you tried Adagio’s Masala Chai? I have a bunch and could send some your way…

Jaime

I don’t think so. I think I have a sample of the Thai Chai at home, and the spiced apple chai, but not the Masala.

Jaime

I’ve had somebody’s Masala Chai, though. Can’t remember whose at the moment, though.

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67

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.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
JacquelineM

sweetened to the point of hummingbird feeder syrup = great!!!

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36

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.

K S

Late afternoon is the perfect tea bag time. I breathe funny at the thought of using loose leaf when I only have time for steeping one cup.

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36

m – a – y – b – e just a hint of the herbs and fruit on the back of your tongue as you swallow. No scent to speak of, but it’s not a bad tea if you’re just needing some hot leaf juice.

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70

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.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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70

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!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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63

This was a surprise … looked weakly pink in a clear 12-oz tumbler, so I didn’t expect much from it, but has a nice cidery flavor. I think it’ll do even better when I use a smaller mug.

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59

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.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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29

A great aroma for fall, but I didn’t like the taste of it at all.

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100

This is one of my favorite teas! I always brew it longer because I prefer the stronger taste, but I’m always in the mood for this one! :)

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75

Drinking this as I catch up on my tealogging. I like the not-too-overpowering fruitiness, and it’s even good cold! (I let it cool off before I finished it—oops!)

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