St. Nick's Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Almonds, Black Tea, Organic Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Bean
Flavors
Cacao, Coffee, Maple, Pecan, Artificial, Chocolate, Sweet, Nutty
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Meh. Now that I’m looking at reviews here, I’m seeing that maple and nuts are a part of this. I don’t think I got that from their website description. <pausing to go look it up, to be fair> ...” Read full tasting note
    65
  • “Simpson & Vail Advent Calendar – Day 15 (originally written November 15th) Hm, this one sounds interesting – chocolate, nuts, and maple. Any time maple is involved, I’m on board! ❤ Sadly,...” Read full tasting note
    55
  • “I was looking for some herbal treats to share with my wife in the evening, and was happy to find some rooibos-based holiday flavors to add to my cart. Then in a true show of bipartisanship, I...” Read full tasting note
    86
  • “Additional notes: I was craving the flavor of this one today and HEY it is a Christmas tea, so why not? It’s my ‘whipped chocolate in a candy’ tea. I’m thinking like those Russell Stover...” Read full tasting note
    92

From Simpson & Vail

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there….”

Add St. Nick’s Tea to your holiday wish list because this blend is Nutty & Nice! Black teas are enhanced with the flavors of chocolate and roasted nuts with a hint of maple. The tea brews to an amber cup with a smooth, nutty, slightly sweet taste. It’s the perfect blend to enjoy on winter nights while you’re sitting by the fire. A definite crowd pleaser!

Ingredients: Black teas, almonds, organic cacao nibs, vanilla beans, flavoring and orange blossoms.

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9 Tasting Notes

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249 tasting notes

Meh. Now that I’m looking at reviews here, I’m seeing that maple and nuts are a part of this. I don’t think I got that from their website description. <pausing to go look it up, to be fair> OK, it does mention nuttiness in several spots (not just almonds) and a touch of maple. If I had caught on to that, I probably wouldn’t have tried this one – not a nut fan in tea (other than almond) and not a maple fan in general. There is a dry unsweetened cocoa flavor to this (the kind that is bitter and reminiscent of coffee), and the maple and sort of pecan-type astringency are definitely present. I think it’s probably an OK tea if you like maple, pecans, and coffee, but that’s not me.

Flavors: Cacao, Coffee, Maple, Pecan

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Simpson & Vail Advent Calendar – Day 15

(originally written November 15th)

Hm, this one sounds interesting – chocolate, nuts, and maple. Any time maple is involved, I’m on board! ❤

Sadly, this is just meh for me. It joins several other S&V black teas that, to me, just taste like “flavoring”. Maybe a little bit of chocolate, but it’s weird carob-y chocolate. Definitely no maple.

Disappointing, but that’s okay. You can’t win ’em all! ;)

Flavors: Artificial, Chocolate, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
ashmanra

Glad to read this because I have tempted to try some of their flavored black teas. The Poe tea was just okay, I wouldnktmorder it again.

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67 tasting notes

I was looking for some herbal treats to share with my wife in the evening, and was happy to find some rooibos-based holiday flavors to add to my cart. Then in a true show of bipartisanship, I smiled, drifted to the OTHER side of the aisle, and found plenty of caffeinated options to agree with. Simpson & Vail’s “St. Nick’s Tea” is the first among them to make it to our cup.

Deliciously nutty with a strong sense of maple, this flavored black tea has just enough of a chocolate edge to make it seem decadent. While it was my first cup on this cold morning, it won’t replace my daily black tea any time soon. Great tea to share with family and friends – holiday or any day.

Flavors: Chocolate, Maple, Nutty

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Additional notes: I was craving the flavor of this one today and HEY it is a Christmas tea, so why not? It’s my ‘whipped chocolate in a candy’ tea. I’m thinking like those Russell Stover chocolates with the whipped chocolate inside. It’s the whipped chocolate! I wish I had some of those now, actually. This blend would be even more divine with a deep Chinese black base. The base is a bit weak for me as is.

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656 tasting notes

Welp, polished this sample off. The combination of chocolate and maple was really good. The base was fairly ordinary, but didn’t get in the way and really let the flavorings come through. This tea also went well with a little cream.

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254 tasting notes

For my husband and I, this tea had less to do with Santa and more to do with some pretty fantastic memories we both have around chocolate malt milkshakes. And there’s something pretty fabulous about enjoying the flavor of such wonderful treats while managing to almost entirely skip out on the calories associated with them!

My full review and pictures can be found here:
http://wordsabouttea.blogspot.com/2015/02/st-nicks-tea-by-simpson-vail.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
TeaBrat

sounds yummy!

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87 tasting notes

This tea smells delicious. Mostly it’s the cocoa nibs; I usually have a bag on-hand so it’s easy to pick out that scent. There’s a lot of them in the dry mix. That, and almonds.

It brews up a little lighter than I normally like, but it’s pretty tasty. Chocolate’s the main flavor here, with the almond in the background. Not really getting the “hint of maple” they say it’s supposed to have, but that’s alright. It’s really good with a little bit of sugar to bring out the chocolatey-ness that much more.

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