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I saw VarieTEA had a tasting note for this and I wanted another black tea this afternoon so I grabbed it. If you read my tasting note a bit ago, you’ll know I have a cold and can’t taste much, so don’t take my note as completely accurate :)

I’ve had this one several times before.. a sample I bought from Della Terra. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but still a good tea. I imagined a red hot or cinnamon disk candy when I ordered this one, but I get sweet candy cinnamon of a different kind, no heat, and maybe it’s the strawberry from the pop rocks that give it the odd sweet un-cinnamon smell/taste… ??

I don’t know if I’ll find that red hot/ cinnamon disk candy flavored tea, but I think I’ll be ok w/o it until next fall. I’m dreaming of warmer weather and Spring right now… even though the temperatures have fallen yet again and we are expecting heavy snow Sunday/Monday next week Ugh!

keychange

When you do get around to wanting it, you should try H and S’s Hot cinnamon spice. I have some sachets I could send you if you’re interested.

Suziqzer

Thanks keychange for the offer! I have the decaf version of Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon… One of my first purchases after finding Steepster & looking for spicy cinnamon teas. :).

I like it, but the black tea overpowers the cinnamon for me .. & I generally like blacks. I’ve tried steeping it at different temps, some are better than others. I’ve considered trying their herbal version sometime.
keychange

That’s so interesting! I can’t taste the black base at all! (although I have the caffeinated version, so perhaps that accounts for the difference, although you wouldn’t think so)

Suziqzer

I wondered too if it had something to do with it being the decaf version, but I wouldn’t think so.

It might be because I enjoy spicy and cinnamon things.. Maybe I’ve developed a tolerance to the stronger flavors of it and it just doesn’t come across as strong to me .. ?

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keychange

When you do get around to wanting it, you should try H and S’s Hot cinnamon spice. I have some sachets I could send you if you’re interested.

Suziqzer

Thanks keychange for the offer! I have the decaf version of Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon… One of my first purchases after finding Steepster & looking for spicy cinnamon teas. :).

I like it, but the black tea overpowers the cinnamon for me .. & I generally like blacks. I’ve tried steeping it at different temps, some are better than others. I’ve considered trying their herbal version sometime.
keychange

That’s so interesting! I can’t taste the black base at all! (although I have the caffeinated version, so perhaps that accounts for the difference, although you wouldn’t think so)

Suziqzer

I wondered too if it had something to do with it being the decaf version, but I wouldn’t think so.

It might be because I enjoy spicy and cinnamon things.. Maybe I’ve developed a tolerance to the stronger flavors of it and it just doesn’t come across as strong to me .. ?

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37 yr old wife and mother who left her day job to take care of our son. Now running a property management business with my hubby.

I grew up on Lipton -hot w/milk & sugar, Lipton iced w/fresh spearmint and sugar, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime … Don’t criticize.

I came across Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy out of chance and it spurred my interested in trying new teas because it was a flavor I had never had before in a tea. I’m now new to the world of loose leaf teas and looking forward to learning what I like as I journey through some new flavors. Hubby has always enjoyed the occasional cup when we’ve been out and about at restaurants.. now we will find out what good teas are really all about! On with the adventures!

Still relatively new to loose leaf, but I’m learning… Coconut, cinnamon, chai, chocolate, mint, & pineapple are just a few of the flavors I enjoy. I have found that I can do green teas so long as there are other flavors as well and it isn’t the primary flavor. I have only found 1 rooibos blend that was too woodsy for me, most of the time the base is hidden or blends well enough w/flavored versions for my liking. I’m beginning to enjoy fruit teas more and more. I occasionally like a straight black tea.

Hubby likes milder flavors, any base, berry flavors, sweet aromas, sometimes tart, and or floral, and chocolate to my surprise! Almost the opposite of me.. go figure!

My 8 year old just took interest and loves root beer.. so far Butterbeer is a hit, but we haven’t tried any root beer or cola teas yet.. soon thanks to the Marvelous MissB for sending some samples. He enjoyed Winter Nog (Della Terra) recently, but turned away something else I gave him.. darn if I can’t remember now what it was!

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