Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas (this tea was a limited edition tea and is now sold out)
This is not your grandma’s cinnamon tea! We got some special ordered red hot cinnamon flavoring for this blend, and it burns sooooo good!
Our premium Indian black teas blended with real cinnamon stick pieces AND red hot candies!
Prepare to be blown away!
To be honest, this was not a tea that I was immediately excited about and had to order right away. I mean yeah, I like cinnamon, and I love red hot candies, but, I’ve tried a few hot cinnamon-type teas and I didn’t think that this would be much different from those.
I was wrong! (Just don’t tell my husband I said that!)
This is really good, and MUCH different from the other cinnamon teas I’ve tried. This one doesn’t taste as much like red hot candies as I thought it would. It has a spicy cinnamon-y taste, but, unlike some of those other cinnamon teas, the black tea base is not overwhelmed with cinnamon flavor here. Rather, the black tea base is the dominate flavor. I like that a lot!
That’s not to say that the cinnamon isn’t strong here, it is plenty strong. But, the black tea taste is equally as strong. It is a full-flavored, robust black tea. The black tea base that 52Teas uses in most of their black tea blends is a combination of Blue Mountain Nilgiri and Assam teas. And even though this is the black tea blend that is used in most of 52Teas blend, it seems like with every blend, the black tea tastes just a little different. The flavorings bring out different aspects of the tea and this is something that I’ve really come to appreciate about 52Teas.
Here, I can taste more of the sweet, fruity tones of the Nilgiri and I love the way these notes play with the cinnamon flavor. This is really much more flavorful and delicious than I expected from this tea, and that’s coming from someone who is a BIG fan of 52Teas! Bravo!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!