|"Comforting and high-quality. Warning: may bring back memories: "|
I hadn't thought about my "Corley" days in years. But this tea, with it's dark liquor and it's sultry aroma, took me instantly back to Arizona State University.
Always a fan of spicy stuff, I often served my dorm guests hot cinnamon tea. It became rather famous, and for years after college, it was known as "Corley Tea." My friends asked for it by name.
If Cinnamon Vogue (CV) had been around back then, their tea would have saved me the time-consuming work of steeping cinnamon sticks. I could have just poured boiling water over their silky, pyramid bags stuffed with cinnamon-infused chunks of Ceylon leaves.
The smell of this tea brewing was all cinnamon. The flavor, though, was expertly balanced for a person who loves both cinnamon and strong black tea. It was neither too astringent, or too spicy. It was simply a comforting cup of tea that was easy to brew. CV recommended using one bag for a small pot, claiming that a bag makes 2 cups. I used an eight-ounce mug, because I like tea on the stronger side.
Cinnamon Vogue specializes in high-quality cinnamon--not tea. This cinnamon tea is the only tea they sell. But after trying it, I doubt I could find a better version. Even my own recipe was a slapdash combination of cheap orange pekoe and even cheaper cinnamon. Still, my memories of those days and those friends are precious. I thank CV for producing this excellent product and for a heartwarming trip down memory lane. I rate the tea an 8.5.
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