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One of my friends who moved away sent this to me in a letter, which I recieved today. I have tasted it before, but thought I would review it now. The cinnamon and allspice is POTENT in this !! Very spicy!! Not many other notes, but when you are jonesing for a sugar free cinnamon heart this is the tea for you!!
Steeped 10 mins. Drank plain. Caffeine free.
This is the first time I have tried a tea anything like this. I loved it. Even if it didn’t taste good, I probably would have used up the box steeping it for the smell. I was pleasantly suprised with the taste. I think it tastes a lot like Big Red chewing gum. It has the same feel on the tongue. I was a little concerned that it would give me indigestion or heartburn, but it was very soothing. I probably would only drink this in the winter. It is great after coming in from shoveling snow.
The name pretty much says it all! This tea is supposed to have orange in it, but all I taste is super sweet, super spicy cinnamon, as if I melted a bunch of Red Hots into my cup. A bit too over-the-top for me.
Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon, Spicy, Sweet
Good Earth Original’s Sweet & Spicy blend is to this day the best tea I have ever tasted. It is a blend of a of herbal (chamomile, peppermint, jasmine green tea) and black tea. The tea can be brewed to taste preference and only gets stronger (not bitter) the longer you leave it in. I’m partial to the full body flavor of the cinnamon and orange and let the tea steep overnight. It has a very pleasant cinnamon aroma that will undoubtedly attract the attention of fellow tea drinkers. I have nothing but good things to say about this product!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint
Wowza! Sweet, indeed! Red hot candy sweet. (Note to self: lighten up on the steep time.)
This was a treat from a friend; it’s her new favorite office go-to. May be a good’un for cold and flu season, as you can feel the heat radiate down your throat. Have been improvising for the better part of the week with microwaves and Keurig water and this is strong enough to overcome it.
Since I keep my bagged tea in a different location from my loose leaf tea, I almost forget I have them. Decided on this one for tonight. Couldn’t smell it, dang it. I remember it smelling like red hots. It still tastes sweet and spicy, just like the name. It actually tastes just like a red cinnamon candy heartI’m glad I went with this one instead of the peppermint herbal tea.
I’ve loved this tea for the past 20 years. Even before I was a tea lover I loved this tea. Naturally sweet, spicy, warm and comforting, this is the perfect evening tea. It steeps very quickly, and I prefer a weaker tea. This one is just about perfect in a minute, and I usually get two or even steeps from one bag. Even that short steep produces a rich, flavorful cup. When I say spicy, I mean, it tastes like liquid cinnamon red hots. Yum!
i’m someone who really loves super strong, super spicy teas, so this is PERFECT. It steeps really really quickly so be on your toes, but it’s amazing! It’s got a lot of kick but a good bit of sweetness too. I usually only need 1 packet of stevia for it, but it’s super delicious, especially in the morning with some orange slices :D
Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Spicy, Sweet
The main flavor is cocoa (not “chocolate” but if you’ve ever tasted unsweetened cocoa powder it tastes like that). The other spices emerge after longer steeping. It’s not what I typically think of as “chai” (which is heavy on the cinnamon and cardamom), but it’s “chai-like”.
If you’re looking for something more chocolatey, try this instead: http://steepster.com/chai-mera/posts/299406
Flavors: Cardamon, Cocoa, Tea
One of my favorite teas. I think it was this tea. Good Earth has changed things up a few times over the years. I was first introduced to this tea in January of 1998, before I completely lost my sense of smell. I drove from North Dakota to Minneapolis during some horridly bad weather. I arrived 3 hours late, exhausted from white knuckled driving and my hostess made a pot of this tea. I remember the great burst of delicious cinnamon that scented the air. Drinking it was like drinking liquid red hots. I’ve loved it ever since. Even now, when my sense of smell is completely gone, I can remember how lovely it smelled and I still enjoy it.
This is definitely a comfort tea, to steep all day and drink when I’m out hiking or when I’m not feeling well.
Sadly, today I’m not out hiking. Instead, I have cold #2 for the month.
It’s been steeping about 8 hours, and I love it. Super sweet, cinnamon, a bit of mint, a tiny hint of other spices. Yum.
(1 tea bag for 12 oz)
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Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Maple, Nutmeg, Pepper
I got excited when I found this on sale for $1.80 a box. I recognized the name and immediately thought “The guys who make Sweet Chai Of Mine!! Awesome!”. But after checking out its profile here on Steepster, I realized this one might not be a winner like the other. Also, it says “Overflowing with pure pleasure” on the packet… that’s awkward.
However, upon opening one of the little pouches, I’m greeted by a very nice aroma. Cinnamon, sweet vanilla, clove, cardamom, ginger root. It actually smells a lot like Sweet Chai Of Mine. Or a cinnamon bun.
The flavor is a little heavy on anise, which I’m not really into. The same goes for the cinnamon, which gives it a Red Hots candy flavor. I’m not getting as much vanilla as I had hoped. The ginger and cardamom are very weak, but present. They add a sort of gingerbread man taste when combined with the vanilla. Anyway, this isn’t a bad chai. It’s just mild and not very interesting. I’ll be happy to finish it, but I know I wouldn’t buy it again.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Vanilla
I consumed many gallons of the original Good Earth tea back in Boulder, Colorado, where I went to college. Way back then, there was even a restaurant by the same name which served this tea and offered free refills. Naturally, I took advantage of the policy…
I found an old box of Good Earth filterbags in my cupboard while moving and was looking forward to a steep-off with Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice, because it smells EXACTLY like my memory of Good Earth. Alas, the steep-off will have to wait, as my bags have turned stale and I had to toss the brew…
This is going to be a hard tea to review. But first, I’d like to say that my Hapa-tite tea swap from Hapatite arrived today! Well, yesterday, but I only got it today. I am so excited!! All of the teas look very interesting, and I can’t wait to try them all.
I had arranged to go out for coffee with my partner before the swap package arrived, but wanted to stay in and drink tea instead, so as a compromise I picked this bag out and went for coffee with him, and asked for hot water at the shop.
Like Nicole stated in her review, I wish I’d read the recommendations on here before making this tea! A short steep would definitely have been enough, but as it is, I left the bag in the water for a good 4 or 5 minutes. I had a sugar sachet ready which I definitely did not need, as it was overpoweringly sweet, and actually probably the first tea I’ve had which had lived up to its ‘sweet’ promise. The cinnamon taste is also very powerful, and tiny sips reminded me of cinnamon fireball sweets I ate as a child. However, if you drink this is anything larger than little sips, the flavour becomes seriously strong. I could not believe just how strong it was. By the end of the cup (which wasn’t even that big) my lips were tingling and the inside of my mouth was on fire. This is a seriously intense brew.
I have a feeling it would have been nice had I steeped it only for a short time, and I actually put the teabag in a cup of iced water to see what that would do. The result was a pretty tasty, mild, crisp version of the hot cup I’d just drank. I didn’t think there would be much flavour to it but the same flavours were obviously present, which was good. In the second/cold steep, the sweetness was more apparent than the cinnamon, instead of the other way around, which was definitely better for me. I could also taste the orange a bit this time, which was completely lost in the cinnamon first steep. It’s worth noting that there wasn’t even a hint of black tea in either steep.
I really don’t know how to rate this tea, because if I’d just had the iced version, I would have rated it better than average. However I struggled to finish the first cup so much I actually started to think I was having an allergic reaction because my mouth was burning so bad. I usually go with the rating based on my best experience with the tea, but this time I feel like I have to take the first steep into account. I think it’s going to have to be half way between the two.
Thanks for the try, Nicole! Sipdown.
I wish I would have read the tasting notes for this tea. This tea is similar to Harney & Son’s Cinnamon tea because it is sweet and has a very strong cinnamon flavor. Personally, the tea was too overpowering for me, but I was glad I got to try it from a recent swap with Suziqzer