The two most prominent flavors — spearmint and cinnamon — provide a very interesting contrast to one another and create a unique flavor combination that is neither too minty nor too spicy. Instead, it is a very well-rounded and smooth, yet lively and vibrant experience when these two flavors meet. The finish is minty, with a hot cinnamon aftertaste, leaving the palate feeling very invigorated and clean.
The other flavors in this tisane – orange, vanilla, cloves & cardamom – are not as strong, especially the vanilla. Normally, I’d be pretty disappointed by that, but, this tisane is so flavorful and delicious … I can’t really say that I am disappointed.
That’s not to say that these other flavors are not detectable, I can taste them. They just aren’t as powerful a presence as the cinnamon and spearmint.
Stash Tea describes this tea as
Exciting combination of clean, cool spearmint and spicy cinnamon.
This is a lovely herbal tisane that is just right for this time of year, and is also quite soothing on a sore throat. (Yep, it’s that time of year!) I recommend drinking it hot, as the flavor loses much of its powerful punch when it cools. This is very delicious without any sweetener, but I found that when I added a small amount of agave nectar, that it really brought out some of the more subtle flavors in the blend — especially the orange.