While yesterday I had two citrus fruits in tea, now I have two types of cinnamon here! Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon.
Actually it is not long ago since I found out there are different cinnamons and their flavours are, often, very different. Sometimes we have the sweet, similar to Harney’s Hot Cinnamon Spice and then there is another type, which has got more earthy flavour. Sadly, here you never know which one you are buying, when buying spices. It’s usually labeled just “cinnamon”.
Anyway to the tea. I came home almost frozen (well, it is not that cold, but strong wind gusts), in the office maximum was 19°C (66°F). I decided not to move to the warehouse and back, so I almost spent all the work-time in the office. Also, between 10 pm yesterday and today 11 am about 15-20 cm (min. 6 inches) of new snow.
Ah, sorry; I digressed again. The tea. Warming up spices on first sniff, cinnamon being most prominent, naturally. When brewed it was really cinnamon, but with something that reminded me oolong a bit. Maybe lemongrass-blackberry leaves combo? I don’t know.
While sipping, it is indeed nicely warming up my body, but cinnamon was quite flat in flavour, with little herbal undertone and that’s it. Coconut flakes and lemon peel wasn’t apparent in taste at all. If I wouldn’t check the ingredients for this entry, I would say there is none of them in.