Blueberry Cinnamon Crumble Rooibos

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Beet Root, Blackberry Leaves, Currants, Flavor, Flowers, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Rooibos
Flavors
Blueberry, Cinnamon, Honey, Sweet, Vanilla, Baked Bread, Butter, Candy, Jam, Pastries
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Continuing to work on teas from the Discovery Teabox (thanks to Skysamurai for coordinating and all who contributed!), I brewed this up to have with my mandarin for breakfast this morning. I only...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Discovery TTB #7 Wow, another tea with cinnamon in it that I actually like! Despite “cinnamon” being in the name, the flavor is actually more like a blueberry muffin: sweet and fruity with just a...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “Wow this is even better than I expected. It smells like blueberry muffins and tastes like them too! The cinammon definitely makes it taste like baked goods. I do add sugar, but honestly it tastes...” Read full tasting note
    95
  • “Simpson & Vail Advent Calendar – Day 13 (originally written November 13th) Ooh, I’ve been rather excited for this blend to come up. I saw a note for it a few weeks ago, and was happy to see...” Read full tasting note
    80

From Simpson & Vail

This new dessert tea is a winner! When you open the bag you’re greeted with a heavenly fruity and baked goodness aroma. When brewed this herbal blend has a reddish cup and a sweet, blueberry fruit and cake taste with slight accents of spice. Sugar-free and caffeine free this deliciously smooth dessert tea can be enjoyed any time of the day or night.

Ingredients: Organic Green Rooibos, currants, beetroot, organic cinnamon, sweet blackberry leaves, flavoring, organic lemongrass and malva flowers.

Brew Tea at 212° – steep for 5 minutes.

Caffeine Free. Certified Kosher

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5 Tasting Notes

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643 tasting notes

Continuing to work on teas from the Discovery Teabox (thanks to Skysamurai for coordinating and all who contributed!), I brewed this up to have with my mandarin for breakfast this morning. I only took a 3g sample from the box, and I normally use more leaf with herbals (especially fine rooibos/honeybush), so to compensate I dropped my water from a 12 oz. cup to an 8 oz. cup, and hopefully that will balance things out. If it doesn’t, well, that was just me being stingy and trying to not take much leaf from the box, I guess.

The aroma is very pleasant, though! It definitely has a pungent scent of blueberries and cinnamon, and a sweetness that makes me think of something warm and gooey and pastry-like. The blueberry isn’t as strong on the tongue as it is on the nose (or maybe I’m just too spoiled by how juicy 52Tea’s blueberry comes off), but it is definitely present. The cinnamon is a bit of a stronger note than the fruit but not overwhelming, and is very sweet; it tastes like a cinnamon-sugar toast spread to me. The base is sweet, and while some rooibos waxes more woody or medicinal (I especially get medicinal notes often when its paired with fruit flavors, ala cough syrup), I am not getting that in this tea at all… I’m picking up more on notes of honey and vanilla.

This is a really nice tea! Maybe not quite as good as the Apple Cinnamon French Toast, but close!

Thanks for the share, tea_sipper!

Flavors: Blueberry, Cinnamon, Honey, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 235 ML
tea-sipper

I’m glad you liked this! I agree – not as good as Apple Cinnamon French Toast, but I don’t think many teas can be better than that anyway. :D

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Discovery TTB #7

Wow, another tea with cinnamon in it that I actually like! Despite “cinnamon” being in the name, the flavor is actually more like a blueberry muffin: sweet and fruity with just a hint of spice. And surprisingly, there’s no unpleasant stevia aftertaste either. There was only about a teaspoon and a half left in the bag, so I finished it off…sad, because I’d love to have this one in my collection!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Blueberry, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
tea-sipper

I think I included this one for you as it was on your wish list. I’m glad you liked it. :D

Inkling

Aww, that was so kind of you! Thanks.

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Wow this is even better than I expected. It smells like blueberry muffins and tastes like them too! The cinammon definitely makes it taste like baked goods. I do add sugar, but honestly it tastes as satisfying as eating a dessert. Simpson & Vail are magical with their dessert flavors.

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Simpson & Vail Advent Calendar – Day 13

(originally written November 13th)

Ooh, I’ve been rather excited for this blend to come up. I saw a note for it a few weeks ago, and was happy to see that it was on the list for the advent box. So hooray!

It is quite good. I could do with maybe a tiny bit more blueberry, but it’s definitely discernable. The blueberry is somewhere between jam and candy. The cinnamon and pastry notes are definitely right on the money. It tastes like a sweet and buttery cinnamon crumb topping.

I could do with fewer blackberry leaves, but it’s not cloyingly sweet. Dare I say a small bit of hibiscus might improve this? :O

Flavors: Blueberry, Butter, Candy, Cinnamon, Jam, Pastries, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This was a free sample from S&V which was super awesome because it was wavering in my cart for a while there. This blend is extremely unique. Such an odd blend of ingredients: Green Rooibos, currants, beetroot, organic cinnamon, sweet blackberry leaves, flavoring, organic lemongrass and malva flowers. But the resulting brew actually tastes as it should. A lovely flavor of blueberry cinnamon crumble with an aftertaste that just blooms… which I don’t think I’ve ever described a tea as blooming before. I feel like Violet Beauregarde chewing that gum. A teaspoon and a half for a mug really results in the perfect flavor that isn’t too sweet but has a really great balance of elements that should be here. Hints of cinnamon. Not sure how there is blueberry flavor… what I thought were tiny blueberries in the blend are actually currants. The beetroot gives the mug a rich red color (and it ain’t hibiscus so I’m happy!) I thought the lemongrass and blackberry leaves might make the flavor taste odd, but they don’t. And the blue flowers really seem to go with the blend. The second steep has a ridiculous amount of flavor. Where does that flavor even come from? I’m very impressed with S&V as usual!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 15 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

It seems like teas that were recently added aren’t showing up in the search? I added this one a couple days ago.

Cameron B.

Oh my… After looking at the Simpson & Vail website, there are way too many blends I want to try. I can’t possibly order that much tea. XD

tea-sipper

Yep, S&V is awesome!

Cameron B.

OMG THERE’S AN ADVENT TEA BOX!!!

tea-sipper

haha. I think the advent is new this year! If you like those, Angry Tea Room has a pretty nifty advent box too.

tea-sipper

(Though Angry tea room hasn’t updated for their 2018 yet.)

Cameron B.

I ordered the advent box plus a few flavored black teas to get free shipping. ❤

tea-sipper

Oh good, I hope you like everything. :D

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