This will be the first tea to try in my new Kati tea brewing system from Tea Forte.
The leaves remind me of Tea Forte’s Sweet Orange Spice, which is also very cinnamon-y and festive.
Because the tumbler is smaller than my Starbucks/Bodum double-walled glass, I used only 1 teaspoon of leaves instead of my typical 1.5 – 2 teaspoons.
Steeping gives off a slightly concerning pale cinnamon scent, akin to the pale character of typical teabags, which makes for a more slight disappointment.
The flavor is interesting; there is a very barky spice that tries to follow through, but you also have that underlying pale taste. There is also a dull sweetness, which somewhat improves the pale flavor, but not significantly.
This is not bad, better than your typical teabag, but not on par with how delicious the Sweet Orange Spice surprised me.