this is the cinnamon bark potpourri sachet your grandmother warned you about;
a fiery tisane with stentorian sinus-clearing capabilities, and a rabble-rouser at that.
i wouldn’t be surprised if Celestial Seasonings started bagging wasabi powder (the new matcha?)
okay, this is not that bad, but it is strong and packs quite a punch, though it’s not a problem for me considering i love spice. if you’re in the mood for something extreme and enjoy cinnamon, you’ll love this.
to stave off a cold, i brew 2 sachets in one cup, and add the juice of half a lemon, a few slices of fresh ginger, as much cayenne pepper as i can stand, and plenty of honey. well, you might want to go easy on the honey since this tea is already naturally sweet but really, do what you like because it’s your tea. i mean, assuming you decide to follow this recipe for chasing away an upper respiratory infection. it may not work in time, but i think it’s worth a try.
actually, 2 bags of this stuff on its own will probably do the trick.
but i’m not even sick (or on the verge…knock on wood), yet somehow this makes me think of medicinal home remedies. the flavor is pretty nice too…it’s sweet, spicy, and has an apple note that no doubt gets overpowered by the Vietnamese (Saigon?) cinnamon, but i’d say this is good for what it is. if you’re hoping for warm, comforting apple pie, this may shake you! ;) try Teavana’s Caramel Almond Amaretti, instead.
life hack: if you ever find yourself in the throes of a struggle and are short on mace, throw a hot cuppa this on your assailant! come to think of it, i might keep a box of this in my purse…