From the GCTTB. This is another one from Della Tera that I’ve been wanting to try. I love cinnamon buns but since I’ve discovered a gluten intolerance I’ve not been able to have anything more than a bite every blue moon. So if I could find a tea that tastes like them I’d be in heaven.
Dry the tea smells quite nice, like a cinnamon bun though not as yeasty. (I personally like my cinnamon buns to be a bit yeasty but that’s just me :D). The liquor is a dark medium brown and smells of sweet cinnamon and butter. There’s a few darker notes from what I’m guessing is the black tea but nothing particularly distinct.
I ended up having to oversteep this to get close to the kind of flavor that I was hoping for. So after 7 minutes it ended up being a bit bitter but it was pretty close to a mild cinnamon bun. Lovely buttery notes blended well with the sweet cinnamon and the black tea gives off a few yeasty tones as well. It just wasn’t as cinnamon bun like as I was hoping it would be… The yeast notes fom the black tea didn’t quite translate into the baked goodness that a cinnamon bun is but it was pretty close.
A pretty decent tea overall, though it doesn’t quite live up to its namesake, but that’s ok.