Hey there, Steepster! It’s been a while. I picked this one up on a whim after spotting it at my local Whole Foods. It is very cold and snowy here in Bend and a nice spicy cinnamon tea sounded like the perfect cup to warm me up a bit. I have had Harney’s loose leaf “Hot Cinnamon Spice” tea quite a few times before and always enjoyed it. I notice that this one is called “Hot Cinnamon Sunset” and find myself wondering if it is a different tea, or if it was just given a name that is a bit more appealing since it is for retail distribution.
Well, after sipping it a bit, it seems to be the same blend as Hot Cinnamon Sunset…and that’s a good thing. I don’t usually go for flavored teas, but this one is just so pleasant and simple. A mild, smooth black tea base with strong cinnamon flavor, light clove undertones, and a nice orange flavor to add brightness and round out the relatively intense spiciness. Very enjoyable.