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72
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
237 tasting notes

Digging through the tea cabinet and trying to clean out. A friend gifted this one to me in a holiday mug last December. Managed to have a few quiet sips before the rest of the house started their day. I steeped it for a long time as there was a fish tank mishap and then a dog needing attention.
For some reason, I saw the word spicy and couldn’t figure out what the spice could be. When I opened the packet, it was very clear. The cinnamon is the most prevalent scent and flavor. I don’t detect any orange or citrusy flavors. It is quite sweet, definitely no added sweeteners needed.
I did just check out their website. Wonder if the company is struggling. Most of the teas on there are sold out and commentors indicate this has been the case for months.

Flavors: Cinnamon

gmathis

Sorry to hear that. The Sweet & Spicy has been a winter favorite, even among my non-teaist friends, for years.

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I’ve made an impact on the tea stash this week and working on the last bag from the tea swap months ago. I’ve been trying to avoid cleaning these out too quickly, but it’s time to accept that they are a part of the tea sipdown pile and they must be sipped! It’s cold(er) and rainy today in NE Ohio. I’ve been spoiled with daily walks across the street at the park until today. However, I shall get my fix by heading to the grocery stores before work. I want to take advantage of the weekend, whenever it arrives, and enjoy my time working on yardwork and binge watching the remainder of the Fallout tv series.

Anyway, to the tea…this is heavy in cinnamon and has a nice heavy spice kick. It’s fitting for the cold misty day. I’ll probably open a ripe puerh cake later on since my body has decided it’s cold enough for the ‘warmer’ teas.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices

Cameron B.

Yay tea stash progress! I’m actually sipping Hot Cinnamon Spice right now, so I guess great minds think alike. :P

MadHatterTeaReview

It’s nice to have that hyper fixation of getting the stash depleted a little…on the account there may be opportunities to add to it once companies begin releasing their teas. Ha-ha. Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney and Sons? That’s one of my go-to teas, too!

Cameron B.

I’m only making progress in increasing my stash lately… XP

ashmanra

I was just about to ask if you had tried HCS from Harney when I saw the comments. It is a bit strong for me, but guests adore it.

Cameron B.

I mostly only drink it with milk, as otherwise it’s too sweet for me.

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75
drank Creme Earl Grey by Good Earth
401 tasting notes

Coconut and creme flavouring give a really interesting twist to an otherwise classic Earl Grey tea. They give it richness and depth, but are subtle and don’t conceal the basic bergamot and cornflower character. Tasty and drinkable.

Flavors: Bergamot, Coconut, Cream, Earl Grey, Flowers

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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60

Backlog

Another bag received from the tea swap a while ago. This was less enjoyable, but not terrible. Imagine Big Red chewing gum in a weak state—toward the end of the chew—and that’s what you get with this tea. Sweet and slightly cinnamon spice.

Flavors: Cinnamon

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60

Mango, flowers, leaves, generally very warming and pleasant aroma.
Slightly sweetish taste, with no sourness but with complex fruity and flowery character. Only a trace of green tea in the back, but it’s not a surprise, since it is only b5% of the whole. ANd it’s too bad, because it would gibe this blend balance and even more complexity.
Not bad, but could have been better.

Flavors: Apple, Blackberry, Dry Leaves, Flowers, Mango, Straw, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

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77

This elderflower and pear tea is pleasant but relatively weak in flavor. The flower and chamomile notes come through somewhat, but pear is inherently a very subtle flavor and does not shine brightly enough here. Still, this tea is enjoyable, even if very light.

Flavors: Apple, Chamomile, Elderflower, Honey

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank Elderflower & Pear by Good Earth
47 tasting notes

I liked the idea of a pear tea but unfortunately the flavor in this one is very weak.

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67
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
104 tasting notes

A work friend gave me thjis tea bag to try. The cinnamon really comes through nicely with hints of chai. I did not detect any orange or mint. I would drink again but not buy for myself.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
763 tasting notes

Still an absolute fave. An old friend (we’ve known each other since 1977!) came to stay last weekend. She doesn’t drink caffeine so I introduced her to this tea. She loved it. We went shopping and she bought 3 boxes! I really enjoy it too, and the weather was cold and rainy last weekend. Fall in North Dakota is not especially pretty without trees to turn color, but I still love it. This weekend will be warmer, but we all know what happens on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota after September. Soon it will be true hot tea drinking weather. I can’t wait!

I have not been on Steepster much for the past few months. I found out in June that my cancer has returned and spread to my liver and kidney. I have been and will continue to be in and out of various treatments, scans and doctor visits. The most recent treatment I had was an Ablation of the tumor on my liver. It appears to have been successful so nothing more until December, when I’ll get another scan and see how the liver is doing and see what the three spots on my kidney are up to. All things considered, I am doing really well. I am very much looking forward to enjoying my tea stash this winter.

Martin Bednář

Sorry to hear what are you going through, but on the other hand I am happy that you are doing well!

Maddy Barone

Thank, @Martin. I am doing great.

Michelle

I hope you enjoy your tea stash and that you knock out those other cancer spots! Keep posting to steepster so we can send some good vibes.

gmathis

Oh, Maddy! Praying for you. So glad you were able to spend time with your friend.

ashmanra

Ditto to what gmathis said – praying for you.

Maddy Barone

Thank you everyone. This fall will be lovely! I am in the minority here but I hate summer. Not too fond of winter either, but I love fall!~

Martin Bednář

Actually we are two at least Maddy. I love fall as well, dislike summer (too hot) and winter (too cold and I don’t like freezing myself). And it’s perfect weather to drink tea!

tea-sipper

Just seeing your note now – I’m wishing you all the cancer fighting power! I’m so sorry you’re going through it.

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85
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
763 tasting notes

I went to Walmart yesterday and picked up a box of this tea. It’s ridiculous how fixated I was on this tea. But I was very happy to have a cup last night. I love this tea!

I was talking to a gal at work and she said she’s had it but doesn’t like it. The cinnamon is too strong for her and it gives her mouth a dry feeling. I get that. It is really heavy on the cinnamon. But it is also naturally sweet, and I love that.

OMGsrsly

Oh I love this one, especially hiking in the winter. I should see if I can find a box. :)

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85
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
763 tasting notes

I’ve had this as my evening cup for he past two nights. Now it’s gone! cue wild sobs I really like this tea, especially now that it is cold out. I’ve been to two stores looking for it but they do not have it. Grr. It’s not like I don’t have any other teas to drink. But this one is a fave. It is rainy and cold here (and I doubt it will get much warmer for the next 4.5 months) so a nice spicy herbal tea is what I want. I do have some chai teas, but they are black based, so possibly not as good for evening. I will see.

ashmanra

I have seen it at Sprouts. Do you have a Sprouts nearby?

gmathis

I’m not sure I knew they had a caffeine free version. Based on the black tea variety, I agree that it’s perfect for raw weather.

Maddy Barone

Ashmanra We do not, but I know Walmart carries it. I just hate to go to Walmart. But I will. Maybe over the weekend.
gmathis They do! They also have a half herbal/half black version which is nice.

gmathis

We’ll be near a really good Dillon’s (Kroger stepchild) in a few days. I’ll have to look there.

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85
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
763 tasting notes

Ah, this is such a nice tea. It is exactly like the name: sweet and spicy. I had this one before bed last night and enjoyed it greatly. Re-steeped for a second cup but a lot of the flavor had gone. This is a pretty inexpensive grocery store tea. I think I paid $3.49 for 20 bags. What a great deal for a tea I really enjoy. I decided to bump my rating because reaaly, this tea is great.

The weather is really turning around here. It was 17 yesterday -ABOVE zero!- and I heard we could hit 40 next Tuesday. Weird, just weird. Not complaining though!

Martin Bednář

I see this tea have its duplicate counterpart too. Ah well, it seems it is hard to track down all…

I am glad that you liked the tea & indeed it looks affordable. I have seen the tea bags, and maybe I even have one in my collection :) The weather sounds quite comforting and it is quite similar here.

gmathis

I like this one, too. Performs exactly as advertised. Woo hoo on the weather! We’re gunning for 41 today!

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85
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
763 tasting notes

I’ve had this for the past two nights. AFter a spell of lovely warm weather we had over 5 inches of snow and the temps dipped to 5 F last night. Good tea drinking weather. It’s sunny and warm-ish this afternoon (28F) but I may have another cup tonight.

I like this one. It is exactly what it says: sweet and spicy. Warming. a comfort when you are stuck inside not only because of the pandemic stay at home order, but also because of the weather.

ashmanra

Snow! Oh,dear! I hope you like snow! The warm sunshine is about all that is getting me through this stay at home order without becoming an insufferable hag! I hope you are well, and may sinshine brighten your days!

gmathis

I think this one tastes exactly like cinnamon red hots. Hope the thaw comes quickly!

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90

I drank the last cup. My tea bags are gone sob I really enjoy this tea on chilly winter evenings when I don’t want caffeine. I really think this is one of the very best bagged herbal teas you can find in a supermarket. I might have to pick some more up.

tea-sipper

If it’s sob worthy, you should def buy more. :D

Kittenna

^^ that!

ashmanra

Hmmmm, I have seen this locally. May have to bring a box home…

gmathis

To me, it’s extremely similar to Harney & Son’s Sweet Cinnamon/Hot Cinnamon (whatever they call it :) and quite good; although I’m not sure I’ve tried the caffeine free variety.

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90

This tea was a favorite years ago. 30 years ago I was served this when I was staying with a friend in Minneapolis. At that point in my life I wasn’t much of a tea drinker. Probably because to me, tea was Lipton. I’m sure there are plenty of people who enjoy LIpton, but to me it is bitter and astringent. So this herbal tea came as a pleasant surprise.

Yesterday I did my grocery shopping and I saw this tea was on sale for $2.19 a box. I completely ignored my vow to buy no more tea and put a box in my cart. Last night I brewed a cup. Ah. Just as cinnamon-red-hot-candy as I remembered. I just really like this tea.

Flavors: Cinnamon

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drank Matcha Maker by Good Earth
2387 tasting notes

This tea smelled pretty awesome. I didn’t expect it to be so sweet, so I added sugar. I wish I hadn’t. Boy was it too sweet. The flavor was light and kind of like creamy orange and not very green tea-ish. There was a strange artificial flavor at the end of the sip. I will wait to leave a numerical rating until I can try this tea again. Maybe brewed for a shorter time without sugar, it would be decent. The way I made it, though, I had to pour it out. The flavor had pleasant elements for sure. I look forward to trying it again!

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61
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
1578 tasting notes

I like this caffeine-free blend a lot more than the Sweet & Spicy Good Night. In that blend, I don’t think I like the mix of dragonfruit flavoring with that strong Big Red cinnamon flavor that’s also present in this tea. This one is also not nearly as drying even with a longer steep time.

Sweet and cinnamon spicy. As for the other ingredients, I can’t pick up on them individually probably because they’re overridden by the cinnamon flavor. Regardless, they seem well blended. This tea is a lot like Celestial Seasoning’s Bengal Spice but tastes… deeper? and fresher.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Lexie Aleah

Agreed! I don’t like the dragonfruit + cinnamon combo as much as this one either.

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92
& Spicy by Good Earth

This is by far my favorite tea. I usually make this at least once a day. Initial sweet taste of cinnamon followed by a nice warming aftertaste.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy, Sweet

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling

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91

I’ve had expensive Assam and I’ve had…well, this offering from Good Earth. I rescued a tin of this loose leaf tea from a clearance rack as I wandered the aisles at Sprouts. Pretty much everything else I’ve seen from Good Earth is some wildly exotic or flavored blend. Maybe that’s why it didn’t sell at full price. It’s tea. Actual tea. And it’s good.

I’m a fan of Assam tea to begin with, and this is surprisingly smooth and sweeter than some I have in the cupboard. Just enough of a malty edge to remind you it’s from Assam, this organic tea is one I’ll replace when it’s gone. At full price if necessary.

Flavors: Dates, Honey, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
ashmanra

Good to see you here again! And good tea on clearance? Bonus bonus bonus!

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36
drank Sweet & Spicy Good Night by Good Earth
1578 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
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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15

This tea was alright, I did not taste many different notes and it seemed somewhat flat to me. I will try others from the brand, just was not the biggest fan of this one.

Flavors: Berry

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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97

This is one of my very favorite teas to drink when the weather is becoming colder, when there’s a nip of winter in the air. I love the full bodied aroma that pours out of this in the tea cup, people can smell this as they walk by, and the aroma is too good for people to NOT comment on. This is an outstanding blend. I truly LOVE this one!

I wish that it didn’t have bleached tea bags though, would probably drink this more knowing that it was healthier without a bleached tea bag.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Spicy, Sweet

ArtzGirl8

Since finding out that Tumeric and Ginger are good for your health, I’ve been steeping this with the Trader Joe’s Organic Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea. This doesn’t change the original flavor very much, but adds some health benefits. Google Tumeric and Ginger – and you’ll quickly see why I add this to the blend!

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60

This tea was drinkable but to me it was sweet in an off-putting way

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71
drank Matcha Maker by Good Earth
1321 tasting notes

Got this at a coffee shop thinking it was regular matcha and was worried when I saw it had citrus since I don’t like citrus. Although I was pleasantly surprised. I like a few of the other teas this brand has to offer and actually enjoy stevia sweetened teas unlike most people.

Tasting:
-It smells very creamy and orange-y quite reminiscent from my childhood but I cannot place my finger on it . Also the smell reminds me of orange dreamsicle bars and the flavor comes through as that also. I’m mainly just getting sweetness creaminess and light notes of orange. I’m going to have to try this another time with less water and as a latte Yum!.

Flavors: Creamy, Orange, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 15 OZ / 443 ML

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