There is a new health food store that opened up near my office and they have a HUGE organic tea section. Most of them are bagged, but they all look pretty high end. I was intrigued by the combination of Cinnamon and Rose, which is something I’ve never heard of before so I bought this one at lunch.
I laughed when I opened this up because the description describes this tea as “delicate”. I would not describe the aroma or taste as delicate at all! It is strong. You can smell this very far away and my co-workers were remarking on how great it smelled. It reminds me of herbal teas they sometimes give you in spas (not that I’ve really been to many).
I can make out the cinnamon and tulsi immediately. It takes me a while to find the rose in all of this. I couldn’t help thinking “Poor, rose! You’re a little bullied by these other scents and flavors.”
I had intended to leave the bag in my cup (I can be lazy about my tea at work), but the smell and taste got so strong I had to take it out after about a minute. The taste is very sweet and like the aroma, the cinnamon and tulsi take the front seat. Rose is there, but it just adds a light headiness to the tea. It supports the other flavors rather than standing on its own.
Overall, I found this a pleasant sweet tisane, but I don’t think I would have it often and only in small amounts. Tulsi is a bit overpowering! It might be interesting to try iced to see if it mutes the flavors some.
I’ve been thinking about trying everything iced lately! :-) 90 degrees today!