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Came home, with headache again. I was drinking so less? I had whole thermos of tea. Anyway, time for caffeine tea. I took this one I received from Derk. TY!

When opened strong cinnamon aroma struck my nose. It reminds me some kind of sweets, or some tea – Harney and Sons I had few years back in train? I wonder, but it smells familiar. Brewed for 4-5 minutes, nice darker golden (maybe honey) colour. In aroma it is very sweet wtih cinnamon. Maybe little notes of “fresh” – peppermint.

Anyway when it comes to flavour – it is artificial, sweet with little notes of cinnamon. Black tea non existent. I don´t say I don´t like it, but it is not really my cup of tea – as I am drinking teas plain. It tastes like two cubes of sugar are in. I hope I don´t get heartburn. Somehow unlucky tea day today.

Anyway, quote is quite nice: “Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom” Hugo de Groot (1583 – 1645)
But I can ignore that sweetness Mr. de Groot.

Flavors: Artificial, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
Kawaii433

:( to your headaches. I hope you can see a doctor (if you haven’t already). I once had headaches (which I never have) and it was cause I had high blood pressure during a stressful job. Feel better soon.

Martin Bednář

Kawaii433: Thanks, I am not making big deal of it, as I still have runny nose with nosebleed (common in family). More over as semester starts I am stressed about school I guess. If it doesn´t get better soon I will try to solve it somehow for sure.

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This is some old ass tea. Best by Jan 2013.

Made a pot using three bags for me and the two housemates after dinner. The pineapple, mango and peach flavorings were pretty strong and melded well while still allowing the earthy and grassy green tea to come through. I also tasted a light jasmine breeze underneath, though there’s no mention of jasmine flavoring being in this tea. The lemongrass, flowers and cinnamon were not detectable but maybe they served as a bridge between the taste of an earthy green tea and brighter fruit flavors.

For a flavored green tea, this was pretty good.

With a quick search of the webz, it looks like this tea has been discontinued.

Flavors: Earth, Grass, Jasmine, Mango, Peach, Pineapple

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One of my school thermos teas today. Not much black tea character was discernible but it did have a good body. Here and there, fleeting hints of butter and orange emerged. I wish I could tell if the herbs and spices were a good blend but the artificial cinnamon flavor overwhelmed my senses.

True to it’s name, the tea was (lightly) Sweet and Spicy. Compared to the caffeine-free version and the Good Night blend, the artificial cinnamon flavor wasn’t as strong, which I appreciated. That could be due the age of the bag, though. One thing this tea did have going for it besides the body was it couldn’t be oversteeped, sitting in 205F water for an hour, nor did it have a dry finish like the Good Night.

Not something I’d buy but I can see it appealing to fans of cinnamon teas.

Flavors: Artificial, Butter, Cinnamon, Orange, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet, Tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

Similar to stash licorice tea, but more spicy. Good with honey. Smells like red hots. Very soothing and nice on the stomach. Tried 12.2018

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Spices

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 9 OZ / 266 ML

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drank Sweet and Spicy by Good Earth Teas
24 tasting notes

One of my friends who moved away sent this to me in a letter, which I recieved today. I have tasted it before, but thought I would review it now. The cinnamon and allspice is POTENT in this !! Very spicy!! Not many other notes, but when you are jonesing for a sugar free cinnamon heart this is the tea for you!!
Steeped 10 mins. Drank plain. Caffeine free.

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94

This is the first time I have tried a tea anything like this. I loved it. Even if it didn’t taste good, I probably would have used up the box steeping it for the smell. I was pleasantly suprised with the taste. I think it tastes a lot like Big Red chewing gum. It has the same feel on the tongue. I was a little concerned that it would give me indigestion or heartburn, but it was very soothing. I probably would only drink this in the winter. It is great after coming in from shoveling snow.

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30

The name pretty much says it all! This tea is supposed to have orange in it, but all I taste is super sweet, super spicy cinnamon, as if I melted a bunch of Red Hots into my cup. A bit too over-the-top for me.

Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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9

I think I bought this by accident once. EW. Did not like.

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100

Good Earth Original’s Sweet & Spicy blend is to this day the best tea I have ever tasted. It is a blend of a of herbal (chamomile, peppermint, jasmine green tea) and black tea. The tea can be brewed to taste preference and only gets stronger (not bitter) the longer you leave it in. I’m partial to the full body flavor of the cinnamon and orange and let the tea steep overnight. It has a very pleasant cinnamon aroma that will undoubtedly attract the attention of fellow tea drinkers. I have nothing but good things to say about this product!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

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50

A couple of years ago, they changed the artwork on the box and bags and the flavor seems to have changed along with it. The original blend was a tea that I’d been drinking off and on since the late 80s. I care less for the new blend – too bad!

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drank Sweet and Spicy by Good Earth Teas
2126 tasting notes

Wowza! Sweet, indeed! Red hot candy sweet. (Note to self: lighten up on the steep time.)
This was a treat from a friend; it’s her new favorite office go-to. May be a good’un for cold and flu season, as you can feel the heat radiate down your throat. Have been improvising for the better part of the week with microwaves and Keurig water and this is strong enough to overcome it.

OMGsrsly

I steep this one for hours when I go out hiking or snowshoeing when it’s cold.

gmathis

I can totally see that!

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55

When first brewed it has an overwhelming cinnamon smell. After it cools down for a bit I’m tasting mostly cinnamon with an aftertaste that I think is the rooibos. It might be good if prepared chai-style with milk/sugar, but taken plain it’s rather underwhelming.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Rooibos

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90

I am exhausted. Spent a little over 4 hours at mom’s tonight washing walls and going through the crap my sister and her daughter left behind when they moved. Progress is being made. Very good progress. The move has been postponed from Saturday to Sunday because we are expecting snow on Saturday. So, one more day to do some sorting and packing at my apartment. One thing I need to pack is my tea stash. Oy!

When I came home tonight I was dragging, and a migraine had developed on the drive home. I took a shower and put on a clean flannel nightie and I made a cup of this tea. I know its a bagged tea, but it is one of my favorites. The name Sweet &
Spicy is the perfect description of this. If the red hots candy could be liquified, they would taste just like this tea! I know I already have too much tea, but I’m down to only one more bag of this. I will need to pick up another box.

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90

Since I keep my bagged tea in a different location from my loose leaf tea, I almost forget I have them. Decided on this one for tonight. Couldn’t smell it, dang it. I remember it smelling like red hots. It still tastes sweet and spicy, just like the name. It actually tastes just like a red cinnamon candy heartI’m glad I went with this one instead of the peppermint herbal tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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90

I’ve loved this tea for the past 20 years. Even before I was a tea lover I loved this tea. Naturally sweet, spicy, warm and comforting, this is the perfect evening tea. It steeps very quickly, and I prefer a weaker tea. This one is just about perfect in a minute, and I usually get two or even steeps from one bag. Even that short steep produces a rich, flavorful cup. When I say spicy, I mean, it tastes like liquid cinnamon red hots. Yum!

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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90

i’m someone who really loves super strong, super spicy teas, so this is PERFECT. It steeps really really quickly so be on your toes, but it’s amazing! It’s got a lot of kick but a good bit of sweetness too. I usually only need 1 packet of stevia for it, but it’s super delicious, especially in the morning with some orange slices :D

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75

The main flavor is cocoa (not “chocolate” but if you’ve ever tasted unsweetened cocoa powder it tastes like that). The other spices emerge after longer steeping. It’s not what I typically think of as “chai” (which is heavy on the cinnamon and cardamom), but it’s “chai-like”.

If you’re looking for something more chocolatey, try this instead: http://steepster.com/chai-mera/posts/299406

Flavors: Cardamon, Cocoa, Tea

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One of my favorite teas. I think it was this tea. Good Earth has changed things up a few times over the years. I was first introduced to this tea in January of 1998, before I completely lost my sense of smell. I drove from North Dakota to Minneapolis during some horridly bad weather. I arrived 3 hours late, exhausted from white knuckled driving and my hostess made a pot of this tea. I remember the great burst of delicious cinnamon that scented the air. Drinking it was like drinking liquid red hots. I’ve loved it ever since. Even now, when my sense of smell is completely gone, I can remember how lovely it smelled and I still enjoy it.

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This is definitely a comfort tea, to steep all day and drink when I’m out hiking or when I’m not feeling well.

Sadly, today I’m not out hiking. Instead, I have cold #2 for the month.

It’s been steeping about 8 hours, and I love it. Super sweet, cinnamon, a bit of mint, a tiny hint of other spices. Yum.

(1 tea bag for 12 oz)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Yum! This is the tea that got me into drinking tea more than coffee. You’re right.. super sweet, heavy cinnamon, spices, .. Yum! Easy to through in my purse for that emergency tea need too. :)

OMGsrsly

I was introduced to it on a winter hike – one of the people pulled out a thermos and it smelled SO GOOD. :)

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Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Maple, Nutmeg, Pepper

Preparation
1 min, 45 sec

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75
drank Vanilla Chai by Good Earth Teas
733 tasting notes

I got excited when I found this on sale for $1.80 a box. I recognized the name and immediately thought “The guys who make Sweet Chai Of Mine!! Awesome!”. But after checking out its profile here on Steepster, I realized this one might not be a winner like the other. Also, it says “Overflowing with pure pleasure” on the packet… that’s awkward.

However, upon opening one of the little pouches, I’m greeted by a very nice aroma. Cinnamon, sweet vanilla, clove, cardamom, ginger root. It actually smells a lot like Sweet Chai Of Mine. Or a cinnamon bun.

The flavor is a little heavy on anise, which I’m not really into. The same goes for the cinnamon, which gives it a Red Hots candy flavor. I’m not getting as much vanilla as I had hoped. The ginger and cardamom are very weak, but present. They add a sort of gingerbread man taste when combined with the vanilla. Anyway, this isn’t a bad chai. It’s just mild and not very interesting. I’ll be happy to finish it, but I know I wouldn’t buy it again.

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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I consumed many gallons of the original Good Earth tea back in Boulder, Colorado, where I went to college. Way back then, there was even a restaurant by the same name which served this tea and offered free refills. Naturally, I took advantage of the policy…

I found an old box of Good Earth filterbags in my cupboard while moving and was looking forward to a steep-off with Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice, because it smells EXACTLY like my memory of Good Earth. Alas, the steep-off will have to wait, as my bags have turned stale and I had to toss the brew…

Flavors: Cinnamon

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