Dry: Smells primarily like cinnamon with a faint background of coconut, malt, and chocolate. Pretty loose tea with visible coconut and chocolate.
Steeped: Cinnamon scent more than anything else. Pretty light brown color, has a little bit of a film on the top.
Taste: Cinnamon! With nothing added, I was overwhelmed by the cinnamon taste from the first steep. If you love cinnamon, this is for you. I like it generally, but do not love it so I was hard pressed to truly love this tea. The second steep was a slightly weaker version than the first, but I started to detect the tea itself along with chocolate, but cinnamon still dominated. With a splash of milk added after a sip of the second steep, the tea actually became much more pleasant for me- I could taste the chocolate more prominently and a hint of coconut and creamy vanilla. I’m not sure about the overall flavor combo for my palate- might just be too many things competing with the cinnamon. I added a splash of milk to the third steep also and it was similar to the second, but significantly weaker.
This tea makes me think of autumn. I enjoyed the second steep with milk much more than the first once I was able to get over the cinnamon punch. It would not be a staple in my house, but it wouldn’t be amiss for those rare cold nights when I want hot cinnamon and chocolate in front of the fire.