Cinnamon Chocolate Brownie

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Chocolate, Cinnamon
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Edit tea info Last updated by Kittenna
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I ended up choosing this as my library companion, largely because I didn't want to try anything new since it wouldn't have my undivided attention, and because I wanted a flavoured black. And oh,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown!! Thank you *MissB*! I finally got to try this hot but tbh it was actually much fudgier once it cooled. The cinnamon is more prominent in this cup it is still reminiscent of a brownie. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Hmmm I think that either we got a bad batch of this one or it's just not up my lane. I'm getting the cinnamon in this one but not so much with the chocolate or the "baked goods" kind of taste. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “sipdown on this sample! I don't have a variable temp kettle at work so I brewed this at boiling, the flavors are so muddled at boiling though. For anyone wondering, YES...SV flavored black teas are...” Read full tasting note
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From Simpson & Vail

Do you love chocolate but hate the calories? This tea may be the answer! Made from all organic and natural ingredients, this black tea blend tastes decadent with no residual weight effects. The aroma of this tea reminds me of my grandma’s kitchen when all of us kids were able to coax her into baking us brownies … delicious….

Ingredients: Organic China black tea, organic cocoa nibs, organic cinnamon pieces and natural flavoring.

Brew tea at 212ºF – steep for 3 minutes.

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757 tasting notes

I ended up choosing this as my library companion, largely because I didn’t want to try anything new since it wouldn’t have my undivided attention, and because I wanted a flavoured black. And oh, because I’m lazy.

Timolino, no additives. I kind of watched the time to make sure I didn’t oversteep. It’s better this time around. Again, like cinnamon hot chocolate mix. For what it’s worth, this is a great tea for people who like those instant hot chocolate mixes but want to cut down on the sugar consumption.

And yeah, in a way, it kind of is like a brownie. When I unscrewed the lid, after a couple minutes, I was like, “Whoa, baked goods in the library?” Better than going to the library’s cafe and dropping $2-3 on an overpriced chemical-laden brownie. You’ve taken enough of my money already, university peoples.

Sadly, I’m almost finished it already and I’ve only been here for an hour-and-a-half.

TeaBrat

I’ve been curious about this blend but evidently not curious enough to buy any, lol

Fjellrev

That’s the kind of the attitude I think one should have with this tea haha. If you happen to be making an order with them anyway, sure, throw it in out of curiosity since the price is right, but the execution of the brownie flavour isn’t quite there. So nothing to really chase after.

Have you tried any S & V yet?

TeaBrat

yes, I’ve placed a couple of orders with them in the last year or so…

TheTeaFairy

Good on you, I’m sure the Timolino is an excellent investment for University ground! Did you end up taking advantage of DavidsTea’s 40% off teaware? I know noticed quite a few Timolino. I ended up buying the Nordic mug and the glass xiying, it’s so cute.

Fjellrev

I didn’t get anything at 40% off, mostly because I already treated myself to the 2/$35 Nordic mug sale earlier. Totally resisted that pretty purple Timolino. It almost had me! You seemed to have better luck this year with the sale.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! You remembered! Yep, no problems with their website this year!
But…about that Timolino…I know it really wanted YOU… :-(
The nordic mug is great, and I’m surprised by the yixing’s quality, lovely little pot! I’m such a teaware addict…

Fjellrev

Don’t make me regret it! i figured having one Timolino was enough, although the larger one would have been cool… no! Don’t think about it haha.

The yixing sounds like a great addition to your collection! Can’t go wrong at 40% off, really.

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Sipdown!!

Thank you MissB! I finally got to try this hot but tbh it was actually much fudgier once it cooled. The cinnamon is more prominent in this cup it is still reminiscent of a brownie. I am not sure if I would get more of this but I am glad I got try it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
MissB

I feel the exact same way about this tea. Mind you, I think it the first genuinely fudge-y tea I’ve found.

VariaTEA

When I had the first cup cold, it was very thick and fugdey. It lost some of that when it was hot.

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4875 tasting notes

Hmmm I think that either we got a bad batch of this one or it’s just not up my lane. I’m getting the cinnamon in this one but not so much with the chocolate or the “baked goods” kind of taste. I’ll have to give this one another shot when i’m at home and can focus on it (and i’ll check the resteep out tonight as well) but it’s nothing i need to drink again so far. I much prefer the other teas we picked up from S&V so far. This one is just kinda…meh in terms of the flavouring.

Kittenna

I liked it well enough, I think, although I probably wouldn’t get it again.

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sipdown on this sample! I don’t have a variable temp kettle at work so I brewed this at boiling, the flavors are so muddled at boiling though. For anyone wondering, YES…SV flavored black teas are best (in my opinion) at 180 degrees F for about 2.5-3 minutes.

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Backlog:

I started my morning off with this tea. so YUMMY! Cinnamon Chocolate-y goodness! It’s THE way for a chocoholic to kick start their day! Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/09/25/cinnamon-chocolate-brownie-from-simpson-vail/

Thanks to Azzrian for sending me this tea … I haven’t had it for about a year now, and I’ve missed it!

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1300 tasting notes

Bleh. I agree with Sil and Kittenna, something in here is just not right. Sadly, I can’t put my finger on what!
A little too much cinnamon perhaps? Either way, I am definitely not getting brownie. OR chocolate. Alot of cinnamon and what reminds me of chicory, but doesn’t quite have the same depth. I really dislike chicory and carob (which I often mix up). Oh and the extreme astringency is quite annoying.
Milk and sugar helped some. Oh well. I got through my cup ok. I mean, it isn’t that this is a “bad” cup, but other reviews here are so complimentary that I have to wonder if Sil is right… did we get a messed up batch??
Thanks for the hookup Kittenna!

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1943 tasting notes

This tea came in a swap package from Tea Sipper that I got just before I moved, and promptly forgot about until just now. Sorry about that! But I found the package and now I have a lot more teas to try. :)

I have had at least one tea from Simpson & Vail that I liked and I have wanted to try more, but I haven’t ever gotten around to ordering from them so I usually take the opportunity to request samples in swaps. This one sounded delicious. The aroma of the steeped tea is interesting, and it reminds me of an unflavored nice black. After all, chocolate and cinnamon are common flavors in those types of teas.

Flavor is quite nice, with strong chocolate notes that are both unsweetened cocoa powder type and that bakey brownie type as well. The cinnamon isn’t strong, but it a pleasantly spiced background note. There is the tiniest hint of bitterness so I will try to steep it at a slightly cooler temp last time. This is a tasty tea, but then again it is also not all that different from a really nice unflavored black, and I would probably just drink one of those instead if I wanted. I suppose this could be a cheaper alternative if necessary!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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1114 tasting notes

Hm. It smells delicious (and strongly! this one is quarantined from the rest of my tea), and smells lovely brewed up as well. I do get brownie quite distinctively out of this. Cakey and gooey brownie. I’m missing the cinnamon until well after the sip, and then suddenly, I taste it.

It’s a bit off from what I was expecting, yet still a lovely cuppa.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Yvonne

Definitely one for my shopping list! Sounds amazing.

JustJames

sounds lovely… i don’t envy the cinnamon so much though. i’m picky about chocolate and cinnamon together.

Suziqzer

Yummy :)

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thank you again momo! I will be saying that some more… quite a few teas I haven’t made tasting notes for. I had this one yesterday morning. This one lives up to its name! If I had to guess the flavor, I’d probably say brownie. Though I could just think it is a very unique black tea. It almost tastes like a mild coffee to me. The cinnamon isn’t too present..until the second steep when I used just boiled water. But I like the brownie/black tea flavor anyway. I wonder if the tea just naturally tasted like a brownie? It’s an excellent deep, dark flavor. Hopefully it will wake me up, too!

TeaBrat

I need to try this, too!

Indigobloom

oh wow this sounds amazing.

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6770 tasting notes

LOVE THIS.

OMG! LOVE THIS!
The name is Cinnamon Chocolate Brownie and that’s exactly what it tastes like in that order…first Cinnamon, then Chocolate, then Brownie! Smooth! A treat without being too sugary, too spicy, or too chocolatey! Lovely mix of ingredients and flavors! Highly recommended!

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