7 Cinnamon Spiced Teas To Drink In Fall (or any time of the year)

Last updated: August 22, 2020 at 9:17 am

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 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’re having 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 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”.

Tea tips

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 notes of cinnamon by adding a splash of milk to your tea. For more tea making tips, read our article on what to add to your tea for extra flavor.

Pears and Cinnamon Herbal Tea

Pears and Cinnamon Herbal Tea

Pears & Cinnamon Tea was the winner in our recent customer appreciation month vote – it won by a landslide, which tells you how good it is. The combination of pears and cinnamon in an herbal tea makes for a healing brew – in fact, so much, it has historical significance.
Sweet Cinnamon Masala Chai Tea

Sweet Cinnamon Masala Chai Tea

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!
Comfort Blend Decaf Black Tea (Orange / Cinnamon)

Comfort Blend Decaf Black Tea (Orange / Cinnamon)

Everybody loves a good cup of orange spice tea — and here at Plum Deluxe, we have our own simple recipe that we make whenever the moment calls for a classic hot or iced tea. We start with a fresh decaffeinated Ceylon black tea that has a wonderful vanilla aroma to it and add dried orange peel, the best cinnamon chips we can find, and just a pinch of clove and ginger. With a little extra orange extract for added citrus, it’s got a gentle balance that will leave you feeling tranquil and revitalized.
Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea Tisane

Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea Tisane

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.
Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon Tea

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!
Kashmiri Kahwa

Kashmiri Kahwa

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.
Aztec Spice

Aztec 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.

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