This is my first review from the Here’s Hoping TTB! I don’t think I’ve had a cinnamon-fruit flavored black tea before (the closest thing I’ve had would be chai, I guess) but I expected to like it and I did, so no disappointment here.
The leaves have a cinnamon smell and a mellow fruity smell, which is just as expected. The tea tastes mostly of cinnamon, but not overpoweringly so. I drank a few sips and wondered where the black tea flavor was and then discovered that I could still detect it under the cinnamon if I tried. The pear flavor was very pleasant but it kind of hid under the cinnamon at first, until I added sugar and milk. The milk muted the cinnamon flavor considerably and complemented the pear flavor, but I also discovered that adding sugar and milk to this flavor combination creates a tea that reminds me of nothing so much as a really good apple-cinnamon oatmeal. :) But if you don’t object to that mental association, it’s a very enjoyable tea. I could see myself drinking this on a semi-regular basis (although I couldn’t find it listed on the 52 teas website, so I’m not sure if it’s actually available or not).