Review: Culinary Teas Cinnamon Spice Black

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Thumbs up!"The cinnamon is assertive and undeniable, far over-powering the orange flavor which seems content to make a much smaller contribution to the flavor profile. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8.2/10
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Cinnamon tea is a fairly common flavored tea offering and, in my opinion, is one that any self-respecting tea company should offer. There are some variations on this type of tea, and the Culinary teas offering suprised me in that this tea also contains orange peels, but there is no mention of this in the tea name. The full ingredients list reads: "Luxury black tea, Natural dried orange, Cinnamon pieces, Triacetin oil, Natural flavors". I have never seen triacentin oil in a tea before, so I looked it up online and it appears to be a solvent that helps disperse oil-soluble flavor ingredients, which I am guessing includes the "natural flavors" listed in the ingredients. The Ceylon tea leaves are large and broad, seeming to be of fairly good quality. Orange peels and cinnamon bits are both generously distributed throughout the tea. The cinnamon scent of this tea is STRONG, without a doubt. I brewed this tea using boiling water and a three minute infusion. The tea is a translucent coppery brown color. The brewed tea also offers a pretty strong spicy aroma. The tea's flavor is fairly intense by cinnamon spice standards. The cinnamon is assertive and undeniable, far over-powering the orange flavor which seems content to make a much smaller contribution to the flavor profile. Because the spicy flavor is fairly intense, this tea accomodates milk and/or sugar without having the flavor compromised or diluted much. I found this to be a great brew and one that I would reserve for cold winter days. I would happily recommend this to others.

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