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drank Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney & Sons
2277 tasting notes

I was afraid it would be like drinking red hots candy. That is sort of the flavor up front, but there is also a natural sweetness to it, plus I get a hint of the clove and orange in the background. Not a tea I would normally choose, or necessarily drink again, but am hoping it will clear my sinuses! If you like cinnamon gum or candy, you will love this tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Gander

My friends are in love with this tea, and I know it’s one of H&S’s best sellers, but I’m always mixed about cinnamon. Sometimes I love it, sometimes it’s… bleh. It sure look pretty though!

Janefan

I was impressed by the balance of sweetness and spice, but ultimately I just don’t like cinnamon enough to enjoy this tea.

Jillian

Does it have quite a burn to it?

Janefan

well, there is cinnamon oil in it. I wouldn’t say it burns necessarily, but it tastes more like “red hots” cinnamon candy than actual ground cinnamon (although that’s in there too).

Janefan

Just found out that about Harney sachets – “Each sachet brews a 12oz cup of tea” ( I probably only used 8-10 oz)
There’s nothing on the wrapper to indicate this – NO brewing info at all! No suggested temperature or steeping time or amount of water. Presumably you get that info if you buy the whole box, but these were singles/samples from a tea shop.

S

Sigh…I don’t like this tea. It’s too sweet, and it tastes too much like red hot candy or big red gum to me. I like both of those things, but not in my tea.

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Gander

My friends are in love with this tea, and I know it’s one of H&S’s best sellers, but I’m always mixed about cinnamon. Sometimes I love it, sometimes it’s… bleh. It sure look pretty though!

Janefan

I was impressed by the balance of sweetness and spice, but ultimately I just don’t like cinnamon enough to enjoy this tea.

Jillian

Does it have quite a burn to it?

Janefan

well, there is cinnamon oil in it. I wouldn’t say it burns necessarily, but it tastes more like “red hots” cinnamon candy than actual ground cinnamon (although that’s in there too).

Janefan

Just found out that about Harney sachets – “Each sachet brews a 12oz cup of tea” ( I probably only used 8-10 oz)
There’s nothing on the wrapper to indicate this – NO brewing info at all! No suggested temperature or steeping time or amount of water. Presumably you get that info if you buy the whole box, but these were singles/samples from a tea shop.

S

Sigh…I don’t like this tea. It’s too sweet, and it tastes too much like red hot candy or big red gum to me. I like both of those things, but not in my tea.

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