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This tea tastes exactly like those Atomic Fireball hard candies I used to get on Halloween when I was a kid. I adore sweet/ spicy flavor combos. It’s sweet without being artificial or cloying and has the perfect little kick of spice without being irritating. My one complaint about it is that I can’t really taste the black tea base a whole lot. I steeped it for longer than I normally would for a black tea, which helped a bit; I can detect a bit of mild malty earthiness characteristic of Ceylon, so I /think/ that’s what the base is. It’s just a tiny bummer because Harney & Sons uses high quality leaf and the spices and added flavor elements like the orange peel in this blend almost totally mask it.

Cameron B.

This tea is like liquid Red Hots to me. And yet I like it anyway, even though I never sweeten my teas… I have the Hot Apple Spice version, which is mostly the same but with a bit of apple.

teaqueen

Ooooo, apple would be nice with these flavors.

Cameron B.

To be honest, the apple is a bit more subtle than I would have preferred. :P

gmathis

It’s been around for a long time, but this one is suddenly a hot property around the non-teaists at my work…a canister near almost every heating utensil, and I have coworkers who love to share :)

teaqueen

I gave a tin of this to a colleague last year for Christmas, and her entire team loved it, too, even though they aren’t super tea drinkers. I think it’s because you can’t really taste the tea and it’s sweet and cinnamon-y, like candy. Just an all-around good cup of cheer for all.

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Cameron B.

This tea is like liquid Red Hots to me. And yet I like it anyway, even though I never sweeten my teas… I have the Hot Apple Spice version, which is mostly the same but with a bit of apple.

teaqueen

Ooooo, apple would be nice with these flavors.

Cameron B.

To be honest, the apple is a bit more subtle than I would have preferred. :P

gmathis

It’s been around for a long time, but this one is suddenly a hot property around the non-teaists at my work…a canister near almost every heating utensil, and I have coworkers who love to share :)

teaqueen

I gave a tin of this to a colleague last year for Christmas, and her entire team loved it, too, even though they aren’t super tea drinkers. I think it’s because you can’t really taste the tea and it’s sweet and cinnamon-y, like candy. Just an all-around good cup of cheer for all.

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Hello! 28, female, American. A total hopeless bookworm— I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in English. I also love dogs, all things that are colored purple, and sarcasm. I work in the Information Technology field at present.

I’m not a swapper, but I hope we can still be friends :)

Favorite tea types: Black, pu’erh, oolong, kombucha, genmaicha, matcha, rooibos, honeybush (recent change of heart there), and floral greens.

Favorite flavor notes: Roasted, fermented, earthy, floral, nutty, bread-y, umami; dessert-inspired flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and maple.

I’m very picky about chai and spice/ spicy blends as well as fruit-flavored teas; they really need to be done right, IMHO. I’m iffy about mate, as well as herbal teas, although there are a few tisanes that I enjoy (roasted dandelion root, chamomile).

Flat-out dislike: White tea, most unflavored green teas, hibiscus in high quantities, plain peppermint.

90-100: Perfection and heaven and magic, all in one cup.

70-89: Good.

50-69: Meh.

49 and below: Blerg.

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