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Bigelow Cinnamon Spice Herbal Tea Review

An interesting cinnamon flavored herbal tea

Summary : Not a bad tea, but not the greatest. The tea has a surprisingly weak cinnamon flavor. The aroma was strong, but the tea lacked a flavor to match. Still, it was an enjoyable tea to some extent.

Review : I've had my fair share of disappointments with teas from Bigelow. But, after opening up the foil package that the tea came wrapped in, I had some lifting hopes for this particular cinnamon tea from Bigelow. Reason? The tea had a rather nice aroma about it - with a nice, rather strong smell of cinnamon. And as I love cinnamon, I thought I might really like this tea.

The aroma of cinnamon even got a bit stronger during the brewing process, lifting my hopes even further. Which is why I was bummed by the taste when it was all said and done.

Bigelow's Cinnamon Spice tea contains the following ingredients : Ingredients: cinnamon, rose hips, hibiscus, apples, orange peel, lemon grass, spice, peppermint leaves, chamomile, carob, licorice root, barley malt, natural flavor.

Now, to be fair to this tea, as you can see in its ingredients, this is not a pure cinnamon tea. Instead, it is a cinnamon tea "jazzed up" with other ingredients to add some "spice", for lack of a better word. So, the moderately strong taste of cinnamon probably should not be a surprise.

What I did find interesting, however, was that I was unable to find any of the other flavors that go into this tea once I looked over the ingredients. Basically, I tasted a weak to moderate flavor of cinnamon and nothing else.

At the end of the day, what this tea basically is is a moderately strong tasting cinnamon tea. While the tea contains a motely crew of other ingredients, either these flavors were added in "trace amounts" to add that elusive spice or they were overwhelmed by the cinnamon in the tea (and most likely having the sad effect of weakening the cinnamon taste in the process!).

Still, this tea isn't that bad. I enjoyed the flavor. But, if you are looking for a true cinnamon tea, find yourself a "true cinnamon" tea - not one like this that is infused with all sorts of ingredients.

Recommendation : Yes. This tea does indeed have a pleasant cinnamon taste to it. The problem is that it isn't that strong. But if you like your teas on the weaker side, I suspect you'll enjoy this tea. The tea also has a complete lack of after-taste, too.

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Cinnamon Spice Herbal Tea
  • Manufacturer : Bigelow
  • Available from : Bigelow Teas at Amazon.Com
  • Type of Tea : Herbal Tea
  • Leaf Type : Bagged
  • Date of Review : October 20th, 2006
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Pour 1 cup boiling water (for Bigelow teas, 1 cup = 8 ounces) over the tea bag. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

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