Review: Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Sunset (HT Tea Blends)

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4.5 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Temperature: @200 (just below boiling point)
Steeped: 4-5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

A blend of black teas, sweet cloves, cinnamon and orange peel, this tea has a hint of sweetness and is prefect for the fall season.  The taste is warm, sweet and cozy, just what the cooler weather calls for.  While pretty strong spiced tea, there is absolutely no artificiality whatsoever.  It is by far the best cinnamon tea I’ve tried.

Another reason to love this tea is the way it is packaged. It comes in a beautiful orange tin (love) and is individually packaged in tea sachets (love, love).  Because a sachet is used instead of a tea bag there is more room for the tea  so you can blend 12 oz of tea AND  you can actually see the lovely blend.  This, in combination with pleasure of drinking it really makes it a winner!

If you are looking for a robust tea for the autumn (and winter, too) with genuine cinnamon and spice flavor, this is the one.  Just beware, it is a black tea blend, so it does have caffeine.  Great with breakfast, but is flavorful enough to drink alone as well.

Taste: 5 of 5 tea leaves – Outstanding!  A MUST try!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: @200 (just below boiling point)
Steeped: 4-5 minutes
Served: Nothing added at first, then with hot apple cider

When you open the box this tea smells almost overwhelmingly of cinnamon. It’s no wonder, look at the photo above to see all of the nice large chunks of cinnamon that are in the tea bag! As you steep this tea the cinnamon aroma fills your kitchen (office…or car!). I wasn’t sure what to expect with the first sip but I enjoyed the subtle black tea and strong cinnamon notes that swirled together in the cup. I kept thinking that this tea reminded me of something. My first thought was chai but that wasn’t it. Finally I settled on the flavor being like the spice of mulled cider…but in a tea. That gave me an idea. I drank half as regular tea and then heated hot apple cider to mix with the second half. The result was amazing! What could be better than tea and hot apple cider in one? You simply must try it this way. I’m rating this tea a 3 of 5. I enjoyed the flavor but did find the black tea underneath to be a bit week for the amount of cinnamon spice that’s included. Steeping tip: Let this one steep a while! Some black teas recommend only 3 minutes but this one needs more time. With cider I rate this a five of five and suggest to use this similar to a mulling spice. I mixed half tea and cider but you could also put the tea bag right in the hot cider for a cinnamon-filled fall treat.

Taste: 3 of 5 on it’s own but 5 of 5 tea leaves as mulling spice with cider.
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

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