|Didn't crop the photo, I though it looked pretty cool as is!|
Cinnamon Stick and Bigelow Vanilla Chai. Remember when the Bigelow teas came in tins? Early 80's, I had them lined up along the top of my not-used-much stove. They looked really nice. One of them was the Cinnamon Stick (the others, Lemon Lift, Constant Comment, and, and, one other...oh! Plantation Mint).
Cost: $1.49 - $2.49 at Kroger and Target. Can usually get on sale for around $2
Type of tea: Black
Steeping time: 3-5 minutes
Add ins: Natural Bliss Sweet Cream. I tried the Vanilla with the chai and it was too sweet.
Tea fragrance: Cinnamon for Cinnamon Stick, and caramel for the Vanilla Chai, oddly.
Ingredients: Cinnamon: Black tea and cinnamon, Vanilla Chai: Black tea, spices, natural and artificial flavors
Opinion: I always thought Cinnamon Stick tasted like a mug of cinnamon toast. Talk about comfort tea. I like it when I'm feeling a bit under the weather and when the weather is a bit drab outside. I should also try it iced in the summer. This is one of my favorite cinnamon teas, surprisingly.
The Vanilla Chai was a disappointment. It didn't have a lot of oomph, so I doubled and put two teabags in. That made it stronger, but jeepers, I'm about to use three next time. I don't know why it is so weak.
Rating: Cinnamon Stick: 4, Vanilla Chai: 2 because I need to double/triple the bags.