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I have a caffeine sensitivity, so I’m stuck drinking only decaf tea. The packaging on this tea seems to have changed since the tin is now light brown. It is titled “Decaf Hot Cinnamon” and contains decaf black tea, orange peel, natural & artificial cinnamon flavor, cinnamon, cloves.

It’s been a good 15 years since I drank a cup of the old stand by Good Earth spiced black tea that you could buy in their restaurants. It’s a dead ringer for my memory of that tea. (The company has since changed hands and I imagine the recipe for their teas have changed over the years.) And like that tea, you aren’t drinking this for the quality of the black tea, but rather for the rather brutal kick of cinnamon and clove that comes with it. There’s nothing subtle about this tea, that’s for certain! Perhaps it will mellow in the canister over time. For what it is, it’s great. I don’t always want to be dragged out to the back 40 and cudgeled with an oversized cinnamon stick, but when I do, I know what tin to open.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Orange

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 15 OZ / 443 ML

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Several years ago I developed a caffeine sensitivity, and can no longer have it. Believe me, no one regrets this more than I do!

As a result I am on the lookout for good decaffeinated teas. Ginger disagrees with my digestion horribly, so that is a hard no on the ingredient list. Not a big fan of flavored teas – prefer the old traditional varietal teas. I wish to god there was a decent decaf oolong… but perhaps the decaf processing precludes this? If you know of one, please clue me in!


West coast USA

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