GREEN HOT CINNAMON SPICE
Caffeine: 40-60 mg
Steeping Suggestion: 175° for 3 minutes
Green Hot Cinnamon Spice, is one of over 275 tea blends from the well renowned tea company, Harney & Sons, which sources their teas from the most reputable, established estates and gardens worldwide. Harney & Sons claims to only accept the exceptional, and considering that I am almost never disappointed with their teas, I believe it!
As part of the master tea blenders selection established in 1983, Green Hot Cinnamon Spice is a loose leaf tea blend of green tea, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and natural and artificial flavors. It requires filtered water (according to most tea brewing suggestions) with 1 teaspoon for each cup of tea desired. Green Hot Cinnamon Spice comes in a 4 oz. tea tin that makes 30-40 cups of tea.
I chose this beautiful textured yellow background because, to me, it mimics the hues in Green Hot Cinnamon Spice tea. The tinted yellow hue with speckles of cinnamon looks like the unfiltered juices from a ripe peach. The color is so rich in Green Hot Cinnamon Spice tea that it almost looks like a syrup.
A sweet cinnamon scent that is slightly mellowed by the green tea and orange peel; reminds me of a candy I used to eat as a child called red hot cinnamon candy
A soft and pleasant cinnamon scent; not spicy or pepper-y
One would think that Green Hot Cinnamon Spice tea would be too spicy to sip, after all, it contains cinnamon and cloves, two very potent spices. Cinnamon, however, has the tendency to sweeten when blended with other ingredients and this is exactly the taste of Green Hot Cinnamon Spice tea. There is absolutely no need for honey or any sweetener considering that the tea has an seemingly natural sweetness sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. I thought that perhaps some of the natural and/or artificial ingredients may have contributed to the sweetness because it really is such a sweet tea tasting like a spiced orange juice beverage.
Green Hot Cinnamon Spice with Honey:
Green Hot Cinnamon Spice is so sweet that I was convinced that adding honey would be over-kill. Surprisingly, the honey did not alter the sweetness of the tea but lent to a smooth and silky feel with each sip. I also noticed that, upon initial sip, the cinnamon seemed to be hindered by the honey and made an exciting debut at the finale of the sip. Having sipped Green Hot Cinnamon Spice tea with and without honey I can say that both are exciting mouth-feel experiences!
Green Hot Cinnamon Spice is so heavily spiced that it looks almost like a black tea. Once the tea steeps in a bath of water the green hue of the leaves shines through and beautifully compliments the rich hues of cinnamon and clover.
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