I sampled this tea at the Toronto Tea Festival 2017 and brought home a 55g bag for $10.
I really like the flavour, which is definitely cinnamon-forward but not overpowering. It doesn’t taste like a spicy cinnamon heart, it just tastes like a nice herbal tea with some cinnamon and clove flavours coming to the front. I can sense that there is a bit of green tea in there as the base. Kind of like a green or white tea with chai flavours.
This tea would probably mix great with some (non-dairy) milk or made into a tea latte, if that’s your taste. I’ve been drinking it black. Works great for a second steeping as well, so 2tsp has gotten me an entire day of tea drinking at work which I like. (I haven’t tried more than 2 steeps yet so far)
I’ve been sipping this for the entire day at work and haven’t got sick of the taste at all like can happen with some teas. It’s very nice, there’s no bitterness or astringency or tannin taste. The cinnamon makes it taste almost kind of sweet on its own. I love the smell which reminds me of ginger snaps or cookies or holiday baking.
I would definitely recommend this tea. I do actually feel relaxed yet energized at the same time which surprised me a little. Usually I am VERY sensitive to caffeine so I look for teas that won’t make me jittery or give me a headache. I like that this has a little caffeine so it has been helping me stay awake and alert while I’m at my (sometimes boring) desk job without any negative effects from caffeine. After finishing my first cup I felt somewhat uplifted and slightly happier and peppier than normal. I was able to concentrate more and accomplish tasks faster. No crash or headache in the afternoon. I’ll definitely be finishing this bag of loose leaf and will likely repurchase since they are local to Toronto where I live.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Cloves