Four O'Clock Organic

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VariaTEA provided this one to me and i’ve had it a couple times now. I am always a fan of a good orange tea….though this one is not it. No matter how i seem to brew this up, it always comes through as really subdued. not a bad thing…but man i need to find an orange creamsicle tea

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80

I have been so excited to try this one, because I love banana teas! :) This is actually really good. I get a distinct banana flavour, and it pairs nicely with the cinnamon and spices as well. Definitely will get more of this one!

Flavors: banana, Cinnamon, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I really don’t like chamomile but this seemed like a good choice for someone who should be resting and hydrating. However, I might have avoided drinking this too long because now its cool. Also, I thought I was adding a strawberry honey straw to this but I think it ended up being cherry which isn’t helping this tea any. All in all, this is probably getting tossed into the swap box because it’s just not something I care to drink. Even with my tastebuds being off I am getting chamomile and it’s just not for me.

Sil

you’ve been sick forever!

VariaTEA

That does feel true…but only since Friday

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74

Okay so I was saving this teabag for a special time so I could try & review it. Then my mom assumes that the box I put it in was my dads tea so she makes him a cup of it without asking. I’ll be honest I’m a little bit peeved. But luckily she didn’t throw the bag out so I am having a cup of it steeped a second time. I obviously let it sit longer than I usually would. But I have to say, it’s pretty good! I wasn’t planning on having it tonight, but I didn’t really have much choice. I’m glad I did, though. I’m really tasting the chocolate in this the most. It’s almost like a distinct dark chocolate taste. The mint comes in second, which I don’t mind at all. I really hope I can find this in a grocery store somewhere, cause I would definitely drink it again.

Flavors: Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

I was sent a free sample of this tea by the company and was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I am a dedicated loose leaf tea fan but this tea was great. It smelled like a hot chocolate and tastes just like mint hot chocolate. I would definitely consider getting more of this tea to keep on hand in the future.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Mint

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

Don’t usually reach for bagged teas, but spotted this at Bulk Barn last night and thought it looked promising. Plus: cute penguin on the package. Brewed up, this tea is okay. It has a kind of campfire smokiness that I would associate more with a pu’erh – like, it really smells like a campfire. Mild, slightly sweet flavour. Could go for a longer steep to get some more of the “natural black forest cupcake flavouring” to show up.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

This is an ancient teabag… but somehow I can definitely taste MAPLE with this sturdy black tea. I could swear I also smell and taste mint but that might be because it was stored with mint teas? I don’t think there are any obvious mint teas with it though. A tasty tea bag I was happy to try!

Flavors: Maple

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70

Not a strong enough bergamot flavour for me. Just a bit too mild.The black tea flavour overtakes it and is bitter. Still pretty good, just not my favourite Earl Grey.

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98

For quite a while, i drank the classic lipton green tea. Ive tried many others and have too many kinds in my pantry that just did not please me. I was at the grocery store and thought i had a little bitnof hope to try a new tea out. So i picked it up and made it a few minutes ago. I loved every sip of it!! The price wasnt so bad but im asking for a bigger box for christmas! The ingrediants are minimal which i love to see! I drink one a day and i cant get enough! looks like i found my new favourite tea! Even if you guys have questioned buying it but arent sure, i would still give it a try!

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95

This is one of my favorite teas! A really tasty dessert tea, just enough strength and a nice depth of flavour.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Mint, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Meh.

When I went to Ottawa a few months ago I got a ridiculous number of samples of this and other Four O’Clock teas foisted upon me at a Winterlude celebration. Goodness knows that I love flavoured tea, but this is tea for namby-pamby beginners – overly flavoured and sweetened, meant to be cute and candylike.

It honestly does smell like black forest cake when it’s brewing. But when it cools down, it smells and tastes very chemically, with a metallic sweetness on the back of my tongue and in my sinus cavities thats’ hard to avoid. I’m seriously considering tossing what I have left of this since the flavouring is so obtrusive.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I’ve seen the brand on corporate “nutrition break” trays.It’s generally bad.

Chey

I’ll have the tea, if you don’t want it! laughs I think I see what you’re saying, though. The initial brewing scent is a lot nicer than the cooled cup.

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THE RUNDOWN
1) Pre-Taste: I love chai that doesn’t have a too-powerful clove smell. There should be more chai then clove. I also like the bright red color, and that’s after 3.5 minutes of steepage. This was a sample taken from a hotel ages ago, so hopefully it hasn’t gone stale.
2) First Taste: I sense all of the seeds and fruits: cardamom, star anise, and the bush rooibos. I also get that earthiness of clay – like red mud. Dirt but clean dirt if that makes sense. I always tend to add ‘dirt’ to reviews of bagged teas. Not surprising.
3) Second Sip: Oddly, I taste more of the black pepper and clove this time around. Odd, but in this caffeine-free blend I’m not missing the actually tea leaves. I thought I would, but it’s nothing I’m really sensing is lacking.
4) Final Thought: There’s definitely something good int he tea, maybe the sweetness. Unfortunately, this wouldn’t be top among my list of recommendations of rooibos chai. Stick with loose for fuller flavor and less confusion in the recipe.

Flavors: Anise, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clay, Clove, Dirt, Ginger, Herbs, Pumpkin, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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1

We usually use Lipton bag green tea. My husband bought Four o’clock green tea from costco. We hated the taste. It is a kind of sour with no taste. You can never fill a fresh taste of newly brewed tea of this tea. I will use lipton green. I like Lipton’s taste.

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80

It’s a yummy dessert tea! It smells nice. I have to steep it longer to bring out the flavours, but the spice isn’t overpowering and pairs well with the chocolate. It’s a nice caffeine free alternative to my favourite: Chocolate Chili Chai

I said I used 1 tsp, but it’s a bagged tea, so I used one bag.

Flavors: Chocolate, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

Firstly — incredibly cute packaging! I love opening my cupboard to see a sweet little wintry penguin!

But on to the tea itself… This would be a hit if you are the type of person who likes chocolate cake. It is rich without being sugary, and it definitely has the smooth and creamy texture of a black forest cake. It isn’t too rich that you feel sickly, yet it satisfies your sweet tooth. I am not often a fan of “dessert” style teas, but this one is smooth and comforting. Perfect for a snuggly night on the sofa!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cake, Cocoa, Smooth, Vanilla

nachell

I bought this tea at christmas time and it was delicious. I make it with a shot orange brandy or ameretto in it and its great. I can’t seem to find it anymore. If anyone would know where to find it. I have people asking for me to pick some up for them.

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80

One of my favorite chocolate teas. The smell is amazing, but I often find dessert teas smell great but sadly lack in flavour. Not this one!

yyz

This one is pretty good:-)

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75

If you like Black Forest, and have a sweet tooth, you’d probably like this tea. The flavour is uncannily like a vanilla cupcake with some notes of black forest (hints of cherry, chocolate).

Its a novelty tea thats would be great in an assorted sampler or swap, but not something I’d want to buy in larger quantities to drink regularly.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cake, Cherry, Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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

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81

The word gingerbread comes with some real connotations. Some, like the snap of a cookie and the crunchy texture of it and thick frosting are not going to be replicable with tea. The taste however… one can try.
This tea smells and tastes far closer than I expect. While I will admit that I ate a candy cane not long before, and still have the taste of mint in my mouth, the scent of gingerbread is still coming through, and the taste pleasantly hints at the original.
Could it be stronger? Yes. But can I see how it lives up to its name, and be pleased by it? Also yes.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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