Cinnamon Roll Honeybush

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200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 g 11 oz / 335 ml

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  • “Thanks again Emilie for the generous sample so I could play around with it. I also got this in my grab bag, so I am happy. This was a cold brewing. DaisyChubb was right, the cream cheese icing...” Read full tasting note
  • “SIPDOWN! oh yeah baby! One of the first 52 teas i ordered and i’m finally finished the bag. While i thoroughly enjoyed this one, i find that i like the balance the strawberry pie gives to the...” Read full tasting note
  • “My initial thought when opening this package (first one I’m reviewing from the grab bag sale), was that it seems to have the same sort of spicing as Strawberry Pie honeybush! That’s exciting, since...” Read full tasting note
  • “Started this last night/this morning, and just finishing it now. Whatever was bugging my stomach last night has now moved lower on down, and while I feel better, I’m still a bit off. Going to take...” Read full tasting note

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Yeah, we went there. And I’m going to warn you guys now, I DO not have all of the ingredients I need to reblend this one right now–though I imagine I will be ordering them soon–so don’t drag your feet or you’re going to miss out on something incredible.

We took our caffeine-free African honeybush and blended it with organic cinnamon chips and natural flavors (including the essences of butter, brown sugar and cream cheese frosting to name a few). This is the real deal: You’ll swear someone just baked a batch of ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls.

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1355 tasting notes

My first cup of tea today and it’s already dinner time. I’ve just had one of those days where I just haven’t been able to stop and relax with a cup of tea.. until now that is. And I chose this Cinnamon Roll Honeybush as my first well needed drink of the day and in latte form. It’s delicious! Much more cinnamon roll like and much sweeter and creamier. I might have to have more than one latte tonight, I need the comfort since I’m by myself for the next five nights. :(

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1768 tasting notes

Now that the mornings are a bit cooler, I’ve been drinking this a lot at work. It’s delicious! The cinnamon is just right — not overpowering, not too subtle. There’s also a sweetness that really does remind me of icing. I’m not reaaaly tasting the pastry element, but I guess I’m not concentrating all that hard. I’ll write a better note when I get chance to breathe — it’s been a pretty manic week. I’m really enjoying this one, though. It tastes amazing!

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514 tasting notes

Revisiting this one and lowering the rating..

It’s been tart and plastic-like lately… I’ve tried a lower temperature, but I really think it’s the honeybush. Just not jiving with me lately.


Same fo me.. I want to like this tea but I don’t know why it tasted like soap the couple of time I tried it ..:s


Hmmm… My order of it is on the way. And I ordered 2 pouches of it. I am expecting to live it. Here’s hoping…


I think you’ll like it Nina! It’s just not my favorite is all, 82 is still an awesome rating in my books :)


I think the Cinnamon Roll is delicious… a great dessert tea!


I have a hard time with this one too. I love the smell but brewing it is a challenge…

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2360 tasting notes

Well, this steep IS fresher than the previous sample I’ve tried, and it’s having the same problems anyway. This cup is from the Bestsellers Sampler. I’m trying to taste some others again from 52 because they have reblended some of my favorites! I must order them! Especially since I mentioned I would definitely buy the Lemon Meringue Chai if they reblended it, even though Dustin generously just sent me a pouch that I received the DAY before the reblend was announced! I can deal with more of it though. :D

Steep #1 // a few minutes after boiling // 2 min
I just love the honeybush blends! Maybe I’m not remembering, but this one does seem a bit different. Mostly honeybush flavor, that would add to the sweet/butter aspect of a cinnamon roll, but sadly, even the cinnamon doesn’t seem like it is here anymore. I was expecting oodles of sweet cinnamon.. the sugary cinnamon type… but really there is only a hint of spiciness. Really isn’t a frosting type flavor either, though even that could be hinted at with the honeybush itself. Again, there is probably a science to brewing these 52Teas blends. I figured the two minutes wouldn’t make the honeybush overshadow the other flavors though. The second steep went for longer/hotter but seemed to have even less flavor.

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3656 tasting notes

This is a good cinnamon roll tea for the most part and its caffeine-free which is a plus but I find myself wanting just a bit more of warming cinnamon flavor. I think the fact that the tea cooled from steeping for so long might have something to do with that but oh well.

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304 tasting notes

Lowered the brewing time to 5 min. That was the Loooongest 5 min! The smell emitting from my cup made me look over my shoulder to see if anyone thought I was baking:)
added 1 tsp milk and 1 tsp raw sugar…OMG, I am in love with this tea. Come on Frank, move this one over to the permanent collection:)

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I just finished a huge travel mug of this and so second the request that it be made permanent!

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127 tasting notes

This sample came from a swap with teapot1. Sipdown!!

Dry: I was surprised at how much this smells like a cinnamon bun! I’m only picking up a little of the honeybush scent (totally fine with me, as I’m not a huge fan). The cinnamon is the most prominant, followed by the sweet icing smell! Yum! I’m so excited for this one!

Brewed: Seriously. I am getting liquid cinnamon bun. This smells so good! The cinnamon and icing smells are so right on target here. A little of the honeybush scent is present, but thankfully it isn’t overpowering or strong. It fades into the background, and I actually think the sweet smell of it works nicely with the cinnamon.

Taste: Not 100% as good as the smell, but it’s pretty close. The cinnamon is definately front and center, with the icing being more subtle than in the smell. I’m also getting a slight smokey flavor (?) that I’m a little confused about, but it isn’t awful: just unexpected. The honeybush is present in the beginning of the sip, but as I said, it kinda works well with the cinnamon and the sweet icing so I don’t mind it much.

Overall, this is probably one of the better honeybush blends I’ve had. I love the smell, and wish the brew tasted just like it, but the taste isn’t too far off. I love the cinnamon and icing notes, and am impressed at how close to a cinnamon roll they are. Yum! The smokey flavor – puzzling, but it fits in alright with the rest of the flavors. It just isn’t what I’d expect in a cinnamon roll tea. UNLESS the cinnamon rolls were baked over a campfire flame. Spot on cinnamon roll? No. Tastey cinnamon roll-esque brew? Yes.

Thank you, teapot1 for sending this to me. I enjoyed it, and was very happy to have gotten the chance to try it.

UPDATE: The smokey taste lessens a bit as it cools off.

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WOOT! Yay for sipdowns!

Emily M

I’m moving right along!

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6770 tasting notes

First – thanks Azzrian for this one!
2nd…I FINALLY had to switch cups/mugs! I just might have to start buying some neat ones I find. I need more for work :)

I believe the one I am using now – I have used before but it’s been a while – is from Tea Forte.

Anyhow…on to this tisane!

Dry – it smells like pure cinnamon.
Wet – I can see how it would resemble a Cinnamon Roll (or a Cinnamon TROLL – as I almost typed)

Yum! This is Niiice! Yup! That’s NICE with 3 i’s – so you know I mean business!

Sweet honeybush and delightful cinnamon…ratio to ratio…this is the perfect pair!

I’m loving this!

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985 tasting notes

Wow! I am so glad I snagged a pouch of this at the last reblending. This is soooo good. The cinnamon is just the right level for a cinnamon roll, and I get the bready taste as well as the icing. A wonderful replacement for the sweets I should not be eating.

Please, Sir. I want some more!

24 oz teapot, 4 actual tsp blend, freshly boiled water, lightly sweetened.

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I am expecting my pouch any day now…I cannot wait to taste this honeybush blend:) I hope Frank puts this one in the permanent collection!!!

Ashley Bain

my favorite from 52!!


Also my favorite from 52, and I am so hoping it becomes permanent!


Yum, one of my favorites too!

Erin Hurley

I can’t see ANY good reason he wouldn’t make it permanent. Not to would be a HUGE business mistake.


My resteep at 10 minutes is still very enjoyable, although it is not as super yummy as the first.

Ashley Bain

come on franky! per-ma-nent!


I’ll add my plea to the permanent cause! We need our cinnamon roll honeybush!


They just revived this one! Go go go!

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871 tasting notes

This one came from the bestsellers sampler of the Zoomedweebies kickstarter. This one has been on my shopping list for quite a while so I am glad I have had a chance to try it.

The dry tea smells like cinnamon cake, or cinnamon pastry, or a cinnamon bun. Its cinnamon with some kind of sweet bread mixed in.

The brewed tea smells exactly like a cinnamon bun, I am getting a strong cream cheese smell.

The tea tastes like the cinnamon bun/pastry/bread but I am not getting any cream cheese or any other icing. It is still very good. I think next cup I am going to add some sugar to see what happens. The taste is definitely becoming more distinct as it cools.

Edit: Brewed again and this time added some brown rock sugar. It was ok. I don’t think it really changed the taste profile at all. This one is reminding me a bit more of a Christmas spice cake/cookie with the cinnamon and spice.

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I just ordered the best sellers sampler last night, I was going to try to wait but there are too many that have been on my list for too long :) happy to hear this one is good!


I think this sampler is great. All of the blends are good. I am finding there is between 2-4 tsp of tea in each depending on the type of tea. So it is not too much but it is enough to try it to see if you like it.


Yeah it sounds perfect to me, I debated just getting a few bags of the ones that sound good but it takes me so long to finish 1 oz bags that I might as well just get samples, and try 12 kinds!

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