My husband is feeling sick today, and asked me to make him a cup of tea. He wanted something with a lot of cinnamon, so I brewed him up some h and s hot cinnamon spice, and he loved it.
For myself, I chose this one. The dry leaf in-store kind of smells the way I imagine a rich person’s living room at Christmas to smell. Spicy, sweet, and of high class. When I opened up the bag I brought home though, there was more of a candied, bubble-gum type of sweetness that made me do a bit of a double-take. I brewed it up for about six minutes, and found the taste to be heavily spice-dominat, still with the sweet orange taste. The orange in this tea kind of reminds me of the orange smell/flavour in a mid summer night’s dream, so that was kind of distracting, because it felt a bit at odds with the rest of the taste. Also, it felt as though there was a bit too much ginger and cloves, and I think a bit of sugar might have calmed that down some, although by the time I realized that, I was mostly done the cup. Maybe next time. The oolong base, which I was actually curious about and looking forward to, was virtually undetectable, which is too bad. This might as well have been an herbal. All in all, it was alright, although I’m not thinking i’ll need to get more at this point.