Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Vanilla
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Edit tea info Last updated by chriscsc
Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “As I expected, this improves with the addition of a little half-and-half. Sugar cookie sweetness. My opportunities to visit and procure stuff from Trader Joe's are few and far between, but...” Read full tasting note
    gmathis 1736 tasting notes
  • “Christmas present from the sister-in-law. This tea smells EXACTLY like that tub of Betty Crocker vanilla icing. That sickly sweet smelling icing. You know the stuff your boyfriends and...” Read full tasting note
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    tuscanteal 150 tasting notes
  • “You know what makes this tea awesome? The fact that there's a picture of an over-caffeinated lemur on the package. That in itself is almost worth the purchase. As far as tea goes, this falls along...” Read full tasting note
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    slygirl 60 tasting notes
  • “Oh man, I really LOVE this tea! Obviously I found it at TJs & I didn't realize until I brewed a pot that it is very similar to Celestial Seasoning's Nutcracker Sweet, which I adore (at a TJs price...” Read full tasting note
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    beadmobile 4 tasting notes

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17 Tasting Notes

1736 tasting notes

As I expected, this improves with the addition of a little half-and-half. Sugar cookie sweetness.

My opportunities to visit and procure stuff from Trader Joe’s are few and far between, but tea-wise, their house brands seem to be consistently decent and consistently inexpensive.

May you find a few minutes today to recall the sweet spots (there were some, weren’t there?) of 2011. Be blessed, friends!

JacquelineM

Much love, and hopes for a really fantastic 2012!

Ninavampi

Happy New Years to you too! : )

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150 tasting notes

Christmas present from the sister-in-law.

This tea smells EXACTLY like that tub of Betty Crocker vanilla icing. That sickly sweet smelling icing. You know the stuff your boyfriends and husbands would probably sit and eat in a whole sitting straight from the tub… or is that just mine?

This tea does well with added sugar and cream/milk. On it’s own it’s pretty lost. The smell is what I can’t get over. For TJ pricing, I would probably buy this again. I’ve walked by people with this tea in my hand and have had them come up to me and ask me what it is… so I guess it truly smells good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec
TheTeaFairy

I love when my friends and family give me tea gifts cause even though most of them know nothing about tea, they show how much they care :-)

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60 tasting notes

You know what makes this tea awesome? The fact that there’s a picture of an over-caffeinated lemur on the package. That in itself is almost worth the purchase. As far as tea goes, this falls along the same vein as Celestial Seasonings. Not the best quality but it has its place. This is especially good if you doctor it up with milk and sugar. I have also used it to make vanilla tea-infused granola multiple times, so it gets extra points for that. It’s finely milled, so you don’t have to put it through the spice grinder.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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4 tasting notes

Oh man, I really LOVE this tea! Obviously I found it at TJs & I didn’t realize until I brewed a pot that it is very similar to Celestial Seasoning’s Nutcracker Sweet, which I adore (at a TJs price – which I adore even more!) I bought a bunch of boxes for Christmas presents. I just recently found the TJs Candy Cane Green Tea on this site & will start my local TJ search! Thankful for Steepster.com :o)

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5 tasting notes

This is absolutely my favorite tea, and I drink at least one cup a day. As it’s a Trader Joe’s seasonal, I had to stock up, and currently my stash holds about 12 boxes of it, not including the one that’s open.

This is a perfect morning tea, though I’m well aware I brew it for longer than recommended, I like it strong, and I like to bring out the more bitter notes of the black tea itself. While this is sweet on its own, a spoonful of raw honey makes it amazing, and gives it just the boost to get me started on my day.

It’s also lovely to unwind with, as just the calming scents of the cinnamon and vanilla when its brewing are enough to make one relax. The cinnamon is very subtle, supporting the vanilla and complementing it, unlike Trader Joe’s other cinnamon offerings (Specifically the cinnamon tempest and the harvest blend).

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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7 tasting notes

Added a good amount of sweetened condensed milk.

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec

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100
1 tasting notes

anyone would love this tea

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10 tasting notes

Forgot to mention, this stuff brews as dark as coffee.

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6 tasting notes

It’s warm and cozy and naturally sweet.
It’s not very strong, so it would probably do better as an afternoon tea.
It’s too bad Trader Joe’s only carries it during the holiday season

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31 tasting notes

So it’s not the “finest” tea out there. Who cares. It has a lemur on the box, it makes a great base for homemade chai, and it tastes like Cinnabon in my cup. Great with milk. Perfect balance of c+v, want a year-round dupe. Similar to Republic of Tea’s Dream By The Fire.

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