harney & sons

Tea-rrific Tuesday: Hot Cinnamon Spice

Hot Cinnamon Spice
Manufacturer: Harney & Sons
Type: Black tea with spices and fruit
Leaves: Dark brown tea leaves with chips of cinnamon bark and dried orange peel.
Liquor: A lovely medium brown with faint hints of orange.
Aroma: Spicy with notes of citrus.
Flavor: Cinnamon, orange, and sweet cloves
Body: Medium bodied with satisfying sweetness.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Brewing Time: 4-5 minutes
Brewing Temperature: 212° F
Sold As: Tea bags, loose tea, sachets
Where To Buy: Harney & Sons site, though I purchased mine at Target.
Rating: fivestar

John Harney created this tea in the early 1980’s and, according to the Harney & Sons site, it is their most popular tea. After one cup I know why. This tea is amazingly delicious and one of the finest blends I’ve ever been fortunate enough to try. It is spicy with strong notes of cinnamon but also has a pleasant sweetness that is remarkably sugar free! (Making it safe for those on a no sugar diet!) The first sip was startlingly in the rich blend of cinnamon and cloves that electrified my mouth. It left my tongue tingling but the after taste was sweet and a welcome clash to the spice. This has become one of my favorite teas and one I will continue to drink for years to come.