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drank Red Hot Cinnamon by 52teas
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: a bit over 750ml filtered water brought up to 212°
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (Black, i forget)
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: more like a Cracker Barrel cinnamon broom than red hots (not a bad thing)
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, cinnamon stick
Flavor: black tea, cinnamon stick
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly astringent, bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-red-brown

The name makes me expect Harney & Sons hot cinnamon spice, instead I get a nice black tea with a very natural and not candy like cinnamon flavor.

Next time I think it needs sugar.

If your not looking for candy, but a natural flavor this is what you want.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/05/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-red-hot.html

Stephanie

Thanks for comparison to H&S. I think I would prefer a more candy-like cinnamon!

AmazonV

I should have been more specific, black H&S not green, green isn’t as candy, it’s in the middle of the candy scale here

Stephanie

I have a sample of the black tea H&S version and I’m looking forward to its candy red hots deliciousness!

Meghann M

Ooh, I might just have to get this as I love cinnamon but not the cinnamon candies ala hot cinnamon spice. The green was to candied for me so I didn’t even sample the black. Just my tastebuds though. Glad to read your review on this.

AmazonV

@Meghann M it sounds like this is the tea for you! (i hope it dones’t make your cupboard overflow)

Meghann M

Just ordered some along with the Buttered Pecan:) Trying to drink through some samples today to make room!

AmazonV

I can’t wait to hear about the butter pecan, it was tempting but i just got in 3 teas from 52 teas already!

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Stephanie

Thanks for comparison to H&S. I think I would prefer a more candy-like cinnamon!

AmazonV

I should have been more specific, black H&S not green, green isn’t as candy, it’s in the middle of the candy scale here

Stephanie

I have a sample of the black tea H&S version and I’m looking forward to its candy red hots deliciousness!

Meghann M

Ooh, I might just have to get this as I love cinnamon but not the cinnamon candies ala hot cinnamon spice. The green was to candied for me so I didn’t even sample the black. Just my tastebuds though. Glad to read your review on this.

AmazonV

@Meghann M it sounds like this is the tea for you! (i hope it dones’t make your cupboard overflow)

Meghann M

Just ordered some along with the Buttered Pecan:) Trying to drink through some samples today to make room!

AmazonV

I can’t wait to hear about the butter pecan, it was tempting but i just got in 3 teas from 52 teas already!

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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