English Toffee Black Tea

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Black Tea
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Bitter, Nutty, Toffee, Butter
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 oz / 364 ml

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From Simpson & Vail

English Toffee is a sweet made with sugar and butter. This decadent tea has a sweet, creamy taste with no calories! Blended with black teas from China and Sri Lanka, our English Toffee tea brews to a deep amber cup with a light butterscotch taste.

Ingredients: black teas, flavoring, and marigold petals.

Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

Certified Kosher

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37 Tasting Notes

2841 tasting notes

Today I am tasting the black tea base, and nothing else that has been advertised. Gah. Where is my toffee goodness.
I am still not finding a solution for these teas from Simpson and Vail. Bah.


Overleafing (like 1Tbsp/8oz) for 2.5 mins at 180 didn’t help? Shoot. They are super finicky. I found a few that ended up ok like that, but will never reorder due to how touchy they are.


I spaced the overleafing today. My next go, I will remember, as I’ve heard thats the way to go. But I agree, I will not be reordering.

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2286 tasting notes

Right now, this is amazing.

Thank you, tea.

(With coconut cream.)


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Any chance you’re interested in the rest of my English Toffee? It’s lost it’s amazingness for me sadly.


No thank you, but I do appreciate the offer. :) This one usually takes a lot of overleafing to be toffee flavoured. It’s just really good right now because I still can’t taste much. Definitely not a re-stock for me, unlike the Gingerbread. :)


I will try to overleaf it myself, I haven’t tried that yet. :)


Haha and I swapped out my Gingerbread.


Use 1.5 tsp per 6-8oz if you usually use 1 tsp. It’s better, but not quite fantastic. :)



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2816 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon here. I have had this for far too long, it seems to be the never ending tea but I think I’m close to finishing it off! I’ve been doing really well lately at not buying any tea, now I just have to get my other spending under control. :)

Cameron B.

Congratulations! I’ve been doing a terrible job, lol.


Being unemployed is a good motivator! The last thing I need is more tea…

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1148 tasting notes

I have come to the realization that S&V does dessert teas well. Quite well actually. I was sitting here sipping away at this, and next thing I know, it’s gone.

This was very tasty. Not overly sweet, but sweet enough. For some reason it was reminding me of Maple Pecan Oolong in the last few sips, but I have a feeling that’s because I just read a tea note on that tea haha. I may have to make another cup and update this note.

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That’s good to know! Now that I figured out you can get better shipping to Canada if you call the order in, I’ll have to place an order in the spring!


Gah! I just started an online cart, I have to stop all these tea orders!


cavo… dont forget ME if you do…


I’ll try not to! It won’t be for a while though, but I’ll make a note in my spreadsheet somewhere. :)

And Courtney – if you try and order online the min shipping will say $30 to Canada, but if you call it in it’ll start at $9. Otherwise you can place the order, and then email them to refund the difference. I haven’t tried it yet, but I emailed them and that’s what they told me.


Sil – I think if I order from somewhere “rare” in the US like that, I’ll give you a heads up first.


Yes, I know Jessi emailed them a while ago about shipping and it began at $9. I will have to give them a call to place this order. I have the worst self-control when it comes to tea.


Cavo – if we do it later, we can use sharon too. Only reason a shared order would be really nice is because of their sizes. it’s sad but 2 oz is just so much. 1 is better LOL


I’m making an order with S&V this weekend, and having it shipped to my US tea place. Just a matter of waiting to see if they do anything more outrageous than just free shipping over $25. Happy to add if anyone wants me to, and then send it over. I’ve got two other folks in on that order already… :)


I’d love to get on board MissB!


MissB, you are SUCH an enabler.


I think I need to change my handle on Steepster to, “The Enabler”. :)

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6768 tasting notes

This is VERY nice! Sweet, sugary, buttery, light, smooth! Butterscotch, even!? I’m rather surprised at how FEW English Toffee Teas there are – perhaps S&V is at the beginning of a tea trend, again!? The tea world smiles!

Daisy Chubb

English Toffee tea ; 3; yes that is the tea for me! S&V should give you a coupon for the amount of money I’m going to spend on them thanks to you :D


Tell them The SororiTEA Sisters sent ya! (LiberTEAs and I)

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361 tasting notes

I did my usual S&V brewing method, which is pour the water over the leaves and completely forget I made it. Then I added some honey. Then I took it a step further. I left it on the counter and drove my son to school. When I came back it was pretty much cold. I added some cream at that point. Woah. Yum. Burnt sugar caramel deliciousness. S&V tea flavors really pop once they cool off a bit. This will definitely be reordered.

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2201 tasting notes

It is stupidly cold in my office. Really. Counting the minutes until I can go home (leaving after a lunch presentation), and trying desperately to keep warm with tea.

Thanks to MissB for this cup! I always take an opportunity to try out samples of S&V teas since they do have some good ones. Honestly I drank this one down pretty quickly, but it was definitely tasty. English Toffee? Well, maybe not what I think of as English Toffee. It was nice and nutty, but lacking the high-heat caramel toffee flavor I was desiring. At least, I think it was. Too cold to think straight? It was, in any case, tasty enough that I had no problem slurping it down in record time.

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It is cold in my office too…yesterday I was smarter and wore a huge marshmallowy sweater. I thought it was going to be warmer today! shivers


Yeah I am wearing my heavy winter jacket on top of sweaters, as well as my winter hat. And I’m still freezing!


Freezing in my office also. And I wish I could go home after lunch!


I forgot to mention that there is literally ice on the wall inside my office (frozen condensation)!


Yeah, lets all take a half day and go home and have naps and bubble baths…doesn’t that sound awesome? sigh

At least I’m not wearing my coat I guess. Cold but not that desperate, yet…

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1497 tasting notes

This is one of the more fragrant of S&V’s offerings, and thus covered in tinfoil whenever I send it, as well as in my stash.

Steeped, it’s less flavorful, which surprised me. I wonder with S&V; I’m one of those people that steeps tea up at the temperature and time I think it should be if there’s zero instruction on the packaging. So, I guessed. 1 tsp per 8 ounces, boiling water, 4 minute steep. Perhaps I need to overleaf it?

It’s a lovely tea, full bodied and rich, however there’s only a hint of english toffee at the very end of the sip, and it lingers. Buttery is definitely covered however – a decadent treat in that respect.

Ah, yes. Okay, suggested steeping is boiling for 3 minutes. Will try that next time.

EDIT: The description says “light butterscotch” which is accurate. I guess I just expected more from the initial, delightful smell. Upping rating slightly.

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1.5 tsp per 8 oz. :) It’s my sweet spot, at least!


Ah… good to know! Thank you. :)

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6132 tasting notes

This is a warm, sweet, buttery cup of tea with the flavor of carmalized sugar, bordering on the side of burnt. Not bad at all. Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing.

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652 tasting notes

A sample from MissB!
I had tried this at some point before, I actually possessed a quantity, but I wasn’t really enamoured. In fact I was disappointed.

I seemed to enjoy it more this time around, a light toffee flavor. I think my tastebuds have been honed a bit so I no longer like fakely extreme flavoured teas, and I can appreciate the more subtle ones.

I don’t think I got much taste out of this the first time, but round two was pretty good. I wouldn’t purchase it but it was a nice treat.

Thanks MissB!

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