I was a little worried about this one because the dry leaf visual sorta just looks intensely like finally chopped up cinnamon pieces with very little else to contribute flavour and the aroma is very aggressively cinnamon in the “red hot” kind of way that doesn’t exactly translate to cinnamon buns, which should have more of a bakery-style woody cinnamon note. However, steeped up I found myself impressed with the surprising amount of balance that was present! It’s still definitely majority cinnamon, but I think it would feel wrong is that wasn’t the case for a cinnamon bun profile. Plus, despite the smell coming off as red-hot cinnamon, the taste was _definitely the right type for this flavour direction. More warming with a softer sweetness. Very, very bakery.
There’s other things in the ingredients too like moringa and orange, but ultimately I don’t taste them at all. I think it would be weird if I did taste them but it also then begs the question of why they’re included. If I had to guess, the moringa is probably just to be able to loop in that superfood buzz word and give more of a wellness feeling to a generally perceived as decadent profile. The orange, on the other hand, really does puzzle me.