Cinnamon spiced tea: flavor highlights
Cinnamon spiced tea brings the warm, welcoming, and well-loved goodness of cinnamon into your daily brew. Spicy and sweet all at once, cinnamon works equally well with strong Ceylon black teas, earthy pu-erhs, refreshing oolongs, and in caffeine-free herbal blends with licorice root, orange peel, ginger, rosehips, cloves, and plenty more. Cinnamon is added to loose leaf teas and tisanes either as whole or ground cinnamon bark or as a natural cinnamon flavoring.
A little history
Cinnamon is a key ingredient in Masala Chai, a strong, spicy black tea with Indian origins. The warming spices in masala chai (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger, and more) have been traditionally used to treat colds and sore throats, relieve headaches and fight fevers.
What is the best time to drink cinnamon-spiced tea?
You don’t have to try very hard to fall in love with cinnamon-spiced tea. And it helps that you can drink cinnamon tea at any time, provided you don’t go overboard with it. If you’re looking to support your weight management plan, have a cup of cinnamon-spiced tea about an hour before your bedtime. This is a great way to get the metabolism-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, and anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon. Of course, if you have your cinnamon-spiced tea at night, it’s best to keep it caffeine-free. Not that that’s difficult, because some cinnamon power, brewed with black pepper, lemon, and honey, makes for a delicious flavored beverage all by itself.
Tasting notes and reviews
Cinnamon can add multiple dimensions to loose-leaf black tea. In the company of fennel or licorice root, it makes a full-bodied black tea “fragrant and delicate.” When blended with pepper, it can enable the same black tea to “wake up your taste buds.” Generally speaking, cinnamon-spiced teas make for excellent winter brews, their “festive, holiday feel” capturing the essence of “Christmas in a cup.” Cinnamon flavored matcha teas also tend to be popular among beginners, the cinnamon (along with fruit additives) “hiding the strong green tea taste of matcha.” The warming, autumnal flavors of loose leaf cinnamon-spiced teas are “complementary to anything sweet.” They can generally be consumed without sweeteners, thus serving as “great substitutes for fattening desserts.”
Try pairing the spicy sweetness of cinnamon with fruity flavors such as apple, peach, or fig. If you prefer more invigorating, warming teas, consider cinnamon black tea blends containing cardamom, ginger, or pepper. Cinnamon spiced tea will also let you avoid sugar or sweeteners on account of its naturally sweet taste. You can enhance the sweet, welcoming cinnamon notes by adding a splash of milk to your tea.
7 best Cinnamon Spiced teas to buy online
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Aztec Spice Tea
Chocolatey, earthy, spice. Spice up your palate with this rich, exotic blend of cinnamon drenched chocolate, elevated gently by the warming kick of spicy chili flakes and grounded by the rich, earthy character of our favorite pu-erh tea. Sip this chocolate pu-erh tea anytime you need a dessert pick-me-up. This product contains the following allergenic ingredient(s: Milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat
Blend of smoked green tea, spices and saffron from the valley. Kahwa is a traditional green tea preparation made with exotic spices. Our signature blend features fine green tea which has been combined with rich ingredients, including cardamom, almonds, cinnamon and cloves. Its signature flavor is derived from the use of saffron strands, that are included in the blend. A truly celebratory tea, Kahwa is best served during brunch hours.*contains allergens: almond
In the Middle Ages, having cinnamon in one's home was a status symbol for Europe's elite. A combination of spicy cinnamon with bright, full Ceylon black tea, having our Cinnamon Black tea in your cabinet today is equally as prestigious. Very warm and high cinnamon flavor, with a clean, richly aromatic freshness. Spicy, crisp finish. Great blended with other teas, too!
Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea Tisane
A quintessential winter blend, reminiscent of mulled wine, has a luscious mix of crunchy red apples and woody cinnamon. This appetizing herbal blend is bound to become an instant favorite. Brews 100+ Cups. The full-bodied liquor is a deep wine red color. The top aromatic notes are of woody Cinnamon and of Apple cider. The liquor starts out on a dominant citrusy and tart-like character of juicy red apples, that blends effortlessly with the warming and sweet notes of Cinnamon. One can experience the undertones of tropical fruits like hibiscus and apple-peels and the spiced undertones of star anise. The crisp liquor finishes on the sweet notes of cardamom and cinnamon.
Sweet Cinnamon Masala Chai Tea
The signature flavor of strong Assam tea blended with freshly crushed cinnamon and cardamom. We present to you a signature chai blend of robust, flavourful Assam black tea with the splendid, discernible flavours of freshly crushed cardamom and cinnamon. The malty flavour of bold Assam teas with the sweetness of cinnamon and hints of cardamom in the background to balance the brew- altogether a joyous experience! A smooth cup of tea with the right hit of tanginess to give you a refreshing and delectable cup of tea!
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Isabelle is a freelance writer, self-taught tea nerd, and tea blending enthusiast. She is a herbalist with a strong interest in Ayurveda. Each year Isabelle travels extensively, returning with tea samples from around the world. She is a big fan of handmade teaware and Japanese green teas.