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- like the mornings it takes three times as long to get your eyes open and twice to get dressed because nothing feels cozy enough - you just need to grab the first bag that doesn’t require anything but hot water. This fit on a bad clothes day when nothing else did (beverage or apparel, either one.)
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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!
Too tired after work to fuss with loose leaves tonight, so this is the first bagged herbal I grabbed out of my tea chest. Cringed a little when I saw “licorice powder” in the ingredients, but surprise! it’s hiding behind the nice fruit flavor. This one’s worth repeating. I’ll have to go paw through my collection to see if there are any extra bags lurking around.
Finishing up a sample; this is really not a breakfast tea—-there’s too much there for half-awake tastebuds to have to think about it. But light and fruity and nice.
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Good for a chilly morning. Reminding me a little of PG Tips in consistency—ground fine, but a little less tang to it, more earthy and still a little sweetness dancing around in the background.
Didn’t want anything herbal, but also want a good night’s sleep tonight, so I popped in some fresh mint leaves from Peppermint Patty (the potted mint plant we’re coddling through frost weather by hauling it inside every night) … that helped fill in the flavor gaps.
This morning’s quote on the bag tag: “My home is where my books are.” (Looking forward to spending some time there this weekend.)
Still a fair-to-middlin’ morning breakfast tea requiring no preparation thought whatsoever.
There’s a lot going on here! About one taste bud zing to each item in the lengthy ingredient list: pop, pop, pop! Curiously stimulating for an herbal.
I’m going to call my first try “user fail.” May not have prepared it long and strong enough; just couldn’t get much more out of it than spicy water flavor, even with a little milk. Won’t be so chintzy with the leaves next time and maybe we’ll get some real chai-itude out of it.
Just enough left to enjoy between now and Thanksgiving. A good fall tea, but at this point (returning from travel), I’m just thrilled to be drinking ANY tea that doesn’t taste like burnt hotel coffeepot and chlorine!
Made on a rainy Sunday afternoon … dark red-brown, deep and winey. I think this one needs a bit of care; I can see how it would go bitter really easily.
Haven’t had this for a while, nor have I had it served to me by Starbucks in the big sachet. So it’s stiffer and stronger than I recall. That’s not a disadvantage on a very sleepy Monday a.m. That wouldn’t be darjeeling I’m tasting in the background? Nahhhh….
Light on the leaf, light on the time, and this is wonderful!
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.
Another one for future full review on www.itsallabouttheleaf.com. General first impression: While rolling around possible adjectives for this tea, stout and robust didn’t make the list at all, but there’s still enough character for it to stand up to the “breakfast” category. No milk needed, but a.m. additives don’t weaken its taste or personality.
Tried to perk up my aging stash with a hint of mint from my home-grown Peppermint plant (Patty). I think I needed to hint louder, but it’s a nice combo.
Bought this in bulk, so I don’t have a label to refer to … may not have the title quite correct. Tiny little grains that steep up a little dark, a teeny bit earthy, and sweet. Nice.
Just catching things up…reviewed in full now at http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1239/tea-review-golden-moon-sugar-caramel-oolong-2/.
It was goooood!