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Bag and brewed, it smells like Big Red chewing gum, so like serious cinnamon flavor. On the sip, it’s a good light level of sweetness with apple-cinnamon but then it finishes pure Big Red and drying. My tongue feels weird. I guess I can taste the dragonfruit flavoring. To me, that’s not something you’d mix with this level of cinnamon since fresh dragonfruit tastes to me like an incredibly light and delicate pear. Part of me likes this tea because of the flavor profile. The other part says wtf because it makes me think of drinking liquid potpourri or a Yankee candle. My uncle loves it with half a teaspoon of honey, though.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

Interesting. A friend gave me some of the regular Good Earth Sweet & Spicy a while back (tastes like cinnamon red hots). I believe I’d like this combo a little better. Will be watching for it locally.

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gmathis

Interesting. A friend gave me some of the regular Good Earth Sweet & Spicy a while back (tastes like cinnamon red hots). I believe I’d like this combo a little better. Will be watching for it locally.

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Wuyi and Taiwanese oolong, GABA oolong, sheng and shou puerh, Yunnan and Wuyi blacks, Laoshan green. I also appreciate Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Darjeeling and Nepali teas, bagged tea and herbal teas/tisanes.

I take my teas without milks or sweeteners except sometimes chai and the rare London Fog or matcha latte. I generally steep a tea until it has no more to give.

I’ll try anything once because it helps me learn. Not opposed to well placed herbs, flowers, fruity bits and flavorings. Just nothing cloying especially banana, caramel, coconut, cinnamon or maple. And no added sugars, sweeteners, candy or chocolate.

Preference reference:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again. Some could be daily drinker teas.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

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