Tea #1 from Another Traveling Tea Box
Since I got a pretty late start with the traveling tea box tonight I thought I would start off with something herbal. The box has a surprising lack of herbal teas, so I may toss a few in before I pass it on.
The dry leaf of this smells strongly of cinnamon and cloves and reminds me of Christmas. Honestly, I was surprised that I was able to smell it at all, my head is still stuffed up from my cold. The more I sipped this tea the clearer my head got, I may pull this out just based on the fact that it unstuffed my head and for the first time all week I can breath normally. This tea is wonderful when you’re sick!
The taste isn’t like any other chai I’ve had before and I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not. The first thing that I noticed about it was how sweet it was, there is a lot of sugar hidden in here, but that is typical of many Teavana blends. After the sweetness there is a spicy kick from the pepper and ginger, followed up by the cinnamon. I can’t really taste the coconut, but my sense of taste is only operating at about 75% right now. I’ll have to give this another shot next week once everything is back to normal.
I attempted a resteep, but it was noticeably lighter in color and tasted mostly of rooibos.
I just realized that I forgot to take any allergy medication before I started drinking something with cinnamon in it. I’m going to really regret that in a little while. Stupid food allergies.