The dry leaves of this tea were a feast for the eyes. The different shades of black and brown reminded me of autumn leaves. Tea Guys lists the ingredients of this as including black tea, organic black tea, organic rooibos, ginger, cinnamon, organic honeybush, natural flavors and cloves. This is the first tea I’ve tried that had actually pieces of crystallized ginger in it. I brewed this tea using my Zarafina tea maker set on strong black. The liquor was a deep red, similar to a typical rooibos. The cinnamon and cloves dominated the aroma of both the dry leaves and the brewed tea.
This tea was mild but certainly had the sweet and spicy elements that one would expect from these ingredients. I love the kick that the ginger provides. I managed to get two full flavored steepings from a single 0.3 oz sample. This would make an excellent iced tea as well. I am consistently impressed by Tea Guys’ offerings and always look forward to trying their samples. It seems that this blend has been replaced by a similar version that uses Darjeeling instead of regular black tea.