Cinnamon Tempest

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Cinnamon Tempest
Brand:Trader Joe's
Style:Flavored Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Sachet

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 12, 2015

Commercial Description

Carefully selected blend of hand-picked Indian Black Tea combined with cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel to create an aromatic, medium-bodied tea, abounding with sweet and spicy flavors, and delicately packed in a pyramid-shaped sachet.

Ratings & Reviews

Page 1 of 1 page with 2 reviews

Link Link to This Review
Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(1412 reviews) on

Thank you Jenna for sharing this one with me.

I thought this was impressive, a few steps up in quality from Trader Joe's other teas. The tea bag smells strongly of cinnamon, but it's a very natural, organic-smelling cinnamon, like real cinnamon sticks, not like most flavored teas. The orange and clove is only a hint, I think the clove is a bit more evident and I barely notice the orange at all.

The base tea is bold and also strikes me as high-quality. It has a full body and rich, malty tones. I don't know what kind of tea it is but it tastes a lot like a good Assam. It holds its own against the cinnamon flavoring, which is strong but never overwhelming.

I really enjoyed this one, which was surprising because I'm not normally a big fan of cinnamon-flavored teas. I'm excited about Trader Joe's newer line of teas--for several years now I've lamented how their teas have really lagged behind in quality, relative to the quality of the other products in their store. This is the first tea of theirs that seems to have broken into a new category in terms of quality. I'm excited about it and I'm hopeful that Trader Joe's will continue moving in the direction of high-quality artisan teas.

Hopefully they may even start carrying loose-leaf teas...I think it would be fitting with their advertised commitment to sustainability, and it would also fit within their practices of having products that are low-priced but high in quality, and carrying a lot of bulk products. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
2 Comments


Link Link to This Review
Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(10 reviews) on

This alluring, red tin, contains a personality be prepared to help you accomplish long nights of work or study.

It will be the best friend to an orange-cranberry scone, but it won't be your cat's; for this tea is spicy, bitter, slightly sweet, and aromatic. Perhaps the best deterrent to your cat's habit of jumping on your work space.

Orange rinds provide sweet balance to the bitterness in this medium-bodied black tea. It's robust. Even with a dollop of raw, orange blossom honey, this tea over powers you with flavor, it isn't meek, it lets you know who it is, while also enhancing your work performance.

So strong in caffeine. I'm always amazed by how one cup will make me feel warm, the second, hot, then the third make me feel like I can do 8 hours of work starting at midnight after a long day of daily chores, a closing shift at the cafe, a walk home in 2 feet of snow, and after eating a bowl full of mashed potatoes at 10p for dinner.

This is your Winter, Personal Trainer. She's an assertive personality.
Add a Comment

Page 1 of 1 page with 2 reviews

More Flavored Tea Blends from Trader Joe's

No image of this tea

Chocolate Mint Black Tea

Style:Flavored Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
1 Rating
No image of this tea

Earl Grey

Style:Earl Grey Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
No image of this tea

Pomegranate White Tea

Style:Fruit White Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
26
4 Ratings
No image of this tea

When Life Gives You Lemons Add Mint & Ginger

Style:Flavored Green Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Browse All Flavored Tea Blends from Trader Joe's

FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrPinterestGoogle+Patreon