Strawberry Cupcake Black Tea

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Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 15 oz / 443 ml

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When you sip this delectable brew the strawberry taste first hits your tastebuds followed by the rich, creamy, chocolate “cake” taste. Some of our staff like this blend with agave or sugar, but I find it’s delicious (and less caloric) as is! The aroma is as enticing as the taste – sweet, baked strawberry cupcakes. Yum! The cup leaves a lingering creamy taste of fresh fruit that makes it hard to resist another and another and another sip!

Ingredients: Indian black tea, strawberry pieces, strawberry leaf and strawberry cupcake flavoring.

Brew tea at 212ºF – steep for 3 minutes.

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2816 tasting notes

Second tea of the day from Simpson and Vail, I may need to stop soon before a caffeine overload. A co-worker remarked on how good the kitchen smelled and accurately identified this as strawberry & chocolate.

Another tea that tastes slightly better with sugar. This really smells like a cupcake and the flavor is pretty good. I do tend to like strawberry flavored teas and this is pretty nice. I only got 1 oz. but will have no problems finishing it off. Hopefully this will cut down on my dessert cravings a bit!

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3134 tasting notes

. My goodness, I am massively terrible at keeping teas straight after brewing…..

Anyhow! Thanks to momo for a generous sample of this one!!

This is a really delicious tea. All cupcakey, bakey goodness with a creamy, strawberry sweetness. I could be convinced that I’m drinking mushed up infused cupcakes, that’s for sure! Delicious.

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

Hahaha I totally forgot that this was also for me heh

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6770 tasting notes

I need some comfort food. It’s going to be a HELL of a day!

This fits the bill. It has a strong black tea base. Followed by a strong Strawberry flavor. There’s also a dark chocolate flavor in there that is just as sturdy as the strawberry! There is a crusty type taste doing the jive in the middle of the sip. This has a slight bitter taste in parts of the sip but in a good way where it contributes to the overall flavor of this flavored black tea. As it cools it does seem to get a bit creamier…like frosting. YUM!


Oh, wow…this sounds absolutely fortifying. (Like the lady opera singer with the horn helmet and uh, rather conical breastplate :)

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8191 tasting notes


So this time around? This tea is much improved. I’m not sure if it was teh ratio of goodness in this steeping or what but its much more strawberry like than the first time, though the cake like goodness is also less noticeable in this steep versus the last one. Bumping the rating up since I can see the potential for delicious goodness that this one has.

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390 tasting notes

this is a very cool tea! strawberry jam in the tea, and cupcake in the smell… they achieve strawberry cupcake by clever layering… i really have no idea how they do that!

cake without being sticky or heavy, strawberry including an essence of seeds!

very nice…. i’ll buy again.

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Oh, yay!! Was wondering how this one would work out.


Onto the shopping list this goes…


Nvm. Apparently it was already on there.


lol. weeeeeeeeeeeeeell…. i kindof have a bag. as long as a letter envelope doesn’t offend i could ship a bit off as a teaser? =0)


That is very kind of you. And I would hope letter envelopes are inoffensive as I use them to :O


Perhaps there is something I can send in return? Let me know! I will be going to the post office tomorrow so if anything tempts you I can have it sent out in no time.


I HAVE ENOUGH TEA FOR A WHOLE SEMESTER! lol. but, i’ll ask a favour? can you review the mityana tea for me if i include it? honestly. they need whatever feedback you honestly have. =0)


Of course. I review all the teas I drink :) And are you sure there is nothing at all I can send? I see Transsiberian Chai on your shopping list and I have about 40 g of it upstairs :P


I feel a need to play cheerleader again. Do it, VariaTEA! Send James the tea! :D


hahaha OMGsrsly, it might already be in the envelope…shhh


lol, geez. i can’t think of a chai i didn’t want to try. that would be lovely. thank you! OMGsrsly… now i see you with tea bag pom poms :0P

Aimee Popovacki

this sounds SO good.


That’s an idea, James! Maybe for Halloween!


i want a picture!!
Aimee Popovacki… you’re back! it’s a great tea. my favourite simpson and vail so far.

Aimee Popovacki

lol ya finally, but i’m behind in reviews haha… i dont even remember like half of what i’ve drank…. i definitely want to try more simpson and vail.. i’ve heard good things : )

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4846 tasting notes

Mmmm! Cupcakes are one of my very favorite treats … probably only second to creme brulee. However, as I don’t own a blowtorch (and my husband seems very hesitant to get me one) nor do I have much patience for making custard, cupcakes are a more frequently enjoyed treat around here because they’re fun to bake, and I don’t require a blowtorch to apply the finishing touches on a cupcake.

This really does taste a whole lot like a strawberry chocolate cupcake. The strawberry comes through at the start, tasting fresh and authentic and sweet with just a hint of tartness that comes through at the finish, and lingering on into the aftertaste. After the first couple of sips, the chocolate begins to emerge and after a few more sips, the chocolate is just as strong as the strawberry. I even taste a creaminess to this (frosting!) and a bake-y, cake-y kind of taste.

So very yummy, this is a great way to enjoy the goodness of cupcakes for breakfast without the guilt of eating an actual cupcake.


When I once showed interest in a kitchen blowtorch at World Market, my boyfriend told me I could just use the one in his garage. I want creme brûlée not a kitchen on fire!


I want one of those blow torches too! LOVE creme brulee! This sounds so yummy!


I’m not a fan of crème brûlée, but I still want the tiny blowtorch. [shifty eyes] What, no, I’m not a pyro, why do you ask…? =]

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740 tasting notes

I’ve never ordered this one myself, but jessiwrites sends me some occasionally. I don’t think I love it enough to order it myself, but yet I thoroughly enjoy it the rare times I do drink it. It really does embody a strawberry cupcake with a nice black base.

Now I’m sipping this while making turkey burgers and potato salad for dinner. A nice break from my day of research. :)

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1723 tasting notes

A little confused by this one at the moment. I’m not getting strawberry at all. I mean, not even slightly, and yet I can see little pieces in the dry mix. Huh? The cake’s there, although I was thinking more vanilla than chocolate, so that’s thrown me again. There’s something rich and bakey about this, though, and it’s kind of nice. I do find that this becomes astringent as it cools, though. I let it a bit on purpose in case that helped the strawberry to develop, but instead I just got a cup of bitterness, more or less.

I’m going to try this again later with some crystal sugar, I think. At the moment, though, I feel like I’m getting something wrong here…

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807 tasting notes

Full review on on the 27th of March 2013 but here are the snippits:

This Strawberry Cupcake from Simpson and Vail is one of the freshest tasting strawberry teas I have ever sampled. As a dessert tea however I do wish it were a little fuller in the mouthfeel. That is not to say it is thin or watery but I do think that somehow the ripe fresh juiciness almost hurts the thickness in the mouthfeel. I know that does not sound like too bad of a thing now does it? Because it does taste so amazingly fresh almost as if biting into an actual strawberry! I guess I was just anticipating by the decedent aroma and darker colored cup that it would be richer.

I really rather like this since a lot of teas have a wine like flavor, or even mixed drink type flavor, this is one of the few that have this beer type flavor!

I have been surprised by this tea and am thankful to my Steepster friend Marcel Duchamp who shared it with me. Yup this goes on the wish list and I will order it sometime in the future.

Marcel Duchamp

Awww Azz, I just swapped an 1oz of this out. I would have sent it to you if I had read this sooner! I’m glad you liked it :-)

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1220 tasting notes

This is probably better with sugar. I just really don’t want any right now. So it was probably a bad choice but I’ve been meh about trying it so I finally decided to.

I’m really not a fan so far of any of the S&V teas I’ve had. Followed the recommendations, this tastes barely like strawberry. Definitely no cake or frosting or anything like that. Not very sweet, not very tasty. As it cools the tea itself gets really astringent too.

Definitely not one to drink without additions I guess.

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