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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.

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VariaTEA

I think it is awesome that the box has teas you have been hoping to try. I am sorry it wasn’t what you hoped it would be.

Dexter

If you ever get a chance you should try Brioche American Tea Room – it’s really close to real yeasty cinnamon bun. One of the only teas that actually tastes like bread to me. The other one that is really good – different than Brioche, but really good is Cinnamon Swirl Bread sTEAp Shoppe. Brioche is yeasty bread – Cinnamon Swirl Bread is goooey caramel frosting sticky buns. I would recommend you giving both of them a try. :))

Kirlika

@VariaTEA. It’s been great, I’ve really been enjoying myself! And don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed all of the teas that I’ve tried so far, some just not enough to purchase for myself. :) Honetstly I think my palette is changing a bit too. I’ve been drinking a number of straight teas lately and I’ve been noticing that when I go back to some of my favorite flavored teas I’m just not liking them as much as I used to (though there are others that I like just as much, so I’m not totally turned off of flavored teas :))

@Dexter. Awesome! Thanks for the reccomendations, I’ll have to see if I can track those down to try.

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VariaTEA

I think it is awesome that the box has teas you have been hoping to try. I am sorry it wasn’t what you hoped it would be.

Dexter

If you ever get a chance you should try Brioche American Tea Room – it’s really close to real yeasty cinnamon bun. One of the only teas that actually tastes like bread to me. The other one that is really good – different than Brioche, but really good is Cinnamon Swirl Bread sTEAp Shoppe. Brioche is yeasty bread – Cinnamon Swirl Bread is goooey caramel frosting sticky buns. I would recommend you giving both of them a try. :))

Kirlika

@VariaTEA. It’s been great, I’ve really been enjoying myself! And don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed all of the teas that I’ve tried so far, some just not enough to purchase for myself. :) Honetstly I think my palette is changing a bit too. I’ve been drinking a number of straight teas lately and I’ve been noticing that when I go back to some of my favorite flavored teas I’m just not liking them as much as I used to (though there are others that I like just as much, so I’m not totally turned off of flavored teas :))

@Dexter. Awesome! Thanks for the reccomendations, I’ll have to see if I can track those down to try.

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Ever since I discovered the wide world that is loose-leaf teas, I haven’t been able to go back. It doesn’t seem to matter what type it is or if it’s “straight” or “flavored” tea is my thing. It’s actually quite funny as I’m surrounded by coffee lovers who just can’t quite grasp why, to me, tea is better than coffee. :D (which considering it’s less-than a 5 minute walk to each of 2 separate Tim Horton’s, a Starbucks AND a Second Cup… that’s saying something!)

On the whole I tend to prefer my tea strong and “au natural” with no sweeteners, milk or other additions, but like most everyone there’s always exceptions to the rule… just not many of them.

Aside from tea I love reading (especially if there is a fireplace or campfire involved), camping/hiking, horseback riding and Healing Touch (similar to Reiki). Oh and computers and board games (euro style, is there anything else? ;)) and… and… chuckles OK so I have a large variety of interests.

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