I want to begin this tasting note by apologizing to the entire tea drinking world. Apparently I am the only person ANYWHERE who doesn’t care for this tea! I have never liked red hots, the candy one sees ubiquitously around Valentine’s Day, and that is all I taste when I drink this. I respect all of you who love it, I just can’t bring myself to do so. And get this….I have somehow ended up with three tins of it! One was bought as a gift for a friend whom I haven’t seen to deliver it (I already know it is her favorite so I am not giving away something I don’t like just to be rid of it!), one I bought for myself to try, the other came in the tea chest and I wanted the chest and the other three teas but not this one! I do like to make tea and grind my own cinnamon in it, but that is MUCH milder. A friend says that the organic cinnamon tea from A Southern Season is milder than this one and, in her opinion, therefore better than this one. We’ll see. I may give it a try.

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Doulton

I like some spice, but too much cinnamon can ruin a good tea.

S

I didn’t like it either, but I gave it to my mom and she loves it. :)

ashmanra

Great that your mom likes it! I like to see tea go to a good home where it can be appreciated. Everyone is different, which is great! I have mixed it half and half with a plain black tea and found it drinkable that way. I just have to cut that cinnamon flavor back a bit. Maybe now that I am starting to like a lot of teas without sweetener I will try it again and love it. Who knows?

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Doulton

I like some spice, but too much cinnamon can ruin a good tea.

S

I didn’t like it either, but I gave it to my mom and she loves it. :)

ashmanra

Great that your mom likes it! I like to see tea go to a good home where it can be appreciated. Everyone is different, which is great! I have mixed it half and half with a plain black tea and found it drinkable that way. I just have to cut that cinnamon flavor back a bit. Maybe now that I am starting to like a lot of teas without sweetener I will try it again and love it. Who knows?

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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