I love the dry leaf aroma of this tea, it is warm and spicy from the cinnamon and habanero, and there is a crisp, minty note from the peppermint. There is also a fruity note that I detect … which at first I thought that might be from the green tea, but, I don’t think I’ve ever smelled a fruity note in a gunpowder green … so perhaps the fruitiness comes from the habanero also (peppers are berries, after all).
A really tasty tea. So far, I’ve tried two teas from Pelican Tea and I’ve enjoyed both. The habanero is a little intimidating when I read the label, but once I’m able to get past that and actually taste the tea, I’m very delighted with it.
A very harmonious cup. The spice notes meld beautifully with the cooling peppermint. A good balance without competition for attention.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/04/07/cumulus-green-tea-pelican-tea/