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Friday, January 15, 2010

The Republic of Tea loose leaf herbal 'Cardamon Cinnamon'

Tea: Cardamon Cinnamon
Type: herbal
Packaging: loose leaf
Company: The Republic of Tea
Amount: 3 scoops
Additives: none
Water: boiling, 1 teapot full
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot
Purchase: Here

Description: "A blend of cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pink peppercorns, and star anise."
"Cardamon has the gentle, airy taste of the forest itself – reminiscent of ginger with a pinch of pine. Cinnamon brings a fresh, spicy depth."

Notes: kept taking sample sips from 4 minutes on until it was strong enough since it is a sample size.

Militiajim wants to use this as an additive to another tea or beverage because it seems more like a spicing or mulling flavor than a stand alone tea. In fact he is excited to add it to apple juice.

Smell: mostly cardamom and a hint of cinnamon
AmazonV Flavor: peppery and spicy (the cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pink peppercorns and cloves come out)
Militiajim flavor: cardamom and some other spices.
AmazonV Body: light
Militiajim Body: watery)
Aftertaste: warm, cinnamon, then a burn (ginger)

Rating: 1.5/3
Militiajim: 1/3

Update: added honey, didn't help, may even have hurt

Update: re-brewed same leaf with a black twinings decaffeinated english breakfast tea bag, was awful

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