Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
Within the bottle, the oil smells pleasantly of cinnamon with hints of clove and ginger (think the pumpkin pie spice that’s increasingly ubiquitous from September to December).
Far from basic, the scent is pleasantly bright and zesty, with a clean finish that is neither bitter nor cloying. The sweetness and clarity of the scent gives us high hopes for the flavor of the oil.
The flavor of the product reflects the best aspects of its scent, with spirited cinnamon, ginger, and clove mellowed out by the subtle nuttiness of the sunflower oil and lightly herbal flavor of the full-spectrum CBD extract within. There is not even a hint of bitterness in the flavor, which remains bright and flavorful from start to finish without being overpowering or unpleasantly harsh.
The finish is clean and smooth, with a subtle sweetness that banishes any off-tasting notes from lingering. We found ourselves really enjoying this flavor, glancing at the Chai and Chocolate Mint flavor offerings with increasing interest.
Because of its delicious, versatile, mellow flavor, we feel more confident using this oil outside of strictly sublingual dosing. We like it added to our morning coffee or a latte, and it would make an excellent addition to a dirty chai if you’re so inclined.
It’s also good on toast (French or standard, bonus points for cinnamon raisin bread) and other breakfast breads, and adds a soothing element to a Mexican hot chocolate (or coquito, made with or without the rum). If you could add cinnamon to it, you could probably successfully add this flavored oil — just be sure to do it after cooking wherever possible to avoid vaporizing the CBD.