Ingredients: South African rooibos, cinnamon, cloves, natural spice oils.
It's Spice Week during The 23 Teas of October!
Wow, the cinnamon flavor in this is STRONG. You can see the large chunks of cinnamon in it. It has a thick body after steeping, too. There's some kind of flavor backing up the cinnamon--my husband guesses vanilla or peppermint? But it's probably the earthiness of the red tea and cloves.
It tastes similar to the herbal Good Earth tea, but better because of the smooth rooibos. It is so cool that rooibos is not a tea plant, but a South African redbush plant. This will be my husband's designated tea, because he's crazy about cinnamon and this is just SO much cinnamon. I'll probably mix it with my Autumn Apple black tea.
Drink this hot if you're sick or need some real comfort. Under no circumstance should you add sugar. None!
Update: I just tried this tea with 1.5oz instead of 2oz. I can stand to drink it now! It's thinner and lighter. Whew.
Small rooibos pieces and big cinnamon chunks.
Glass jar from Trader Joe's salsa. I used baking soda, vinegar, and bleach to get the smell out of the plastic rim in the lid. Pretty result!
A very deep red color!
Pretty in the cup!
Come back tomorrow for another try at fall's favorite flavor.
(Win tea! Rules here http://allteanocrumpets.blogspot.com/2014/09/tea-giveaway.html)
What's your favorite food with cinnamon?