Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Apple, Bread, Candied Apple, Cider, Cinnamon, Clove, Cookie, Maple Syrup, Biting, Brown Sugar, Butter, Egg, Malt, Fruity, Pastries, Smoke, Spices, Sweet, Maple, Toast, Custard, Artificial, Oats, Smooth, Oatmeal, Pancake Syrup, Musty, Thin, Earthy, Woody, Nutty, Pecan
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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, 30 sec 3 g 12 oz / 369 ml

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  • “The TTB has arrived! So big, so many teas… no chance to try them all! Tea #26 Okay, I am a fan of this tea. I took two heaped teaspoons of this wonderfully smelling tea and steeped for 5 minutes...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I fell in love with blend last August when CameronB and I did a swap right around the first week of the fall semester. I vividly remember it because I was only a few days in and already swamped...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The Steepster TTB arrived yesterday and is a behemoth of a box! My partner was like, “What the heck is this?!” I have a mercifully light week, schoolwork-wise, so I spent yesterday evening watching...” Read full tasting note
    73
  • “Wowza! The dry leaves smell so good! With a sloppy steep and no additives, I’m still catching it all: pan-fried apples, a little maple-osity, the stick-to-your-lips bread and egg thing. Just enough...” Read full tasting note

From Simpson & Vail

Apple and cinnamon goodness with a hint of maple flavor. The aroma is pure lazy Sunday morning. Breakfast on the griddle, hot tea in your hand, your favorite book waiting to be read. The sweet apple and the heady cinnamon flavors dance on your tongue, while the rich maple taste offers the base note in this amber colored cup.

Ingredients: black teas, apple pieces, organic cinnamon pieces and apple cinnamon french toast flavoring.

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1858 tasting notes

The TTB has arrived! So big, so many teas… no chance to try them all!
Tea #26

Okay, I am a fan of this tea. I took two heaped teaspoons of this wonderfully smelling tea and steeped for 5 minutes and I got anything, but thin tea.

The strong base, even stronger cinnamon, not so much of (red) apples, and not much of toast itself (but it’s a bread, which is a bit tasteless).

I got everything what I have been expecting from this tea, but even a bit more. And that powdery mouthfeel after I had a last sip is a plus for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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I fell in love with blend last August when CameronB and I did a swap right around the first week of the fall semester. I vividly remember it because I was only a few days in and already swamped with assignments.

As for the tea… it’s just a warm cuppa cozy comfort. I always recommend Simpson and Vail to my friends that are newer to tea because they have so many flavors and types on a college student-friendly budget/price. There’s really a blend for everyone and it’s always so lovely to try something new. I’ve been going there for years and there’s still a ton of blends I haven’t tried yet.

I prefer this blend hot, black, with a touch of honey (usually without it though) just to bring out the maple/french toast flavor a bit more. It’s just so comforting and cozy, it tastes like maple apple crisp to since the apple is the primary flavor. I love it, it’s a stash essential. I’m glad I stocked up on it for the upcoming fall.

Extra info****

My cupboard does not reflect my current sip-down basket. I’m so close to finishing everything that I want to get rid of this summer already. Everything in my cupboard is what I have been gathering (hoarding) for fall. As I go through the summer, there’s a few more teas and essentials I want to grab and all hell will break loose on August 28th (first day of the semester) when I officially break into my fall stash/the currently updated cupboard.

Flavors: Apple, Bread, Candied Apple, Cider, Cinnamon, Clove, Cookie, Maple Syrup

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

Good job on the summer sipdowns already! :)

thereadersteacup

Thank you! I have mostly cold brew pods left and I’m procrastinating with some that I didn’t love.

ashmanra

Nice! You have great restraint to not break into those new blends! I also don’t have any samples and small amounts listed in my cupboard, so a lot of teas are being finished without actually reducing my cupboard count on here, but it is still a good feeling and I have been able to rearrange my tea shelves a couple of times this year already!

thereadersteacup

I broke restraint yesterday lol, I made the excuse… why not rate them to recommend them before fall?

ashmanra

Well, that was just completely logical!

thereadersteacup

Right? So then I can recommend them so everyone has them before the season :)

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The Steepster TTB arrived yesterday and is a behemoth of a box! My partner was like, “What the heck is this?!” I have a mercifully light week, schoolwork-wise, so I spent yesterday evening watching Netflix and going through the box, pulling out things to sample.

This was my breakfast tea, and it smelled amazing! Apples, cinnamon, maple… what’s not to love? I did think the flavor fell a little short, though — it was a bit thin, without a ton of body, and all those lovely scents didn’t translate to the flavor. I wanted more of everything in my sip. Maybe over-leafing it would help?

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup

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2915 tasting notes

Wowza! The dry leaves smell so good! With a sloppy steep and no additives, I’m still catching it all: pan-fried apples, a little maple-osity, the stick-to-your-lips bread and egg thing. Just enough for one more cup with a little milk and sweetener. Thanks, Michelle!

Michelle

Top rated on steepster for a reason! I will say I like Cuppageek morning waffles better, but this is still really good!

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301 tasting notes

Going to reduce rating in further drinking. Still nice and sweet with cinnamon well done and the apples, yum - but the tea base is a bit weak for me. When this is done, probably will not be a re-order.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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3259 tasting notes

I wanted to try some more of the new teas from CameronB and I knew we had a cinnamon raisin bagel and thought this would be perfect with it. My brain had done a mash up of the names of two of the teas together and I thought I was making something called Apple Cinnamon Chai rather than Apple Cinnamon French Toast. (Another tea sent was the herbal Apple Pie Chai)

When Ashman walked in the kitchen, he said, “I smell maple syrup.”

This was not a good thing to hear. He dislikes the smell of maple syrup because he says that when the children were little, they would sometimes eat waffles with maple syrup and no matter how we scrubbed them the smell remained, leading to his current dislike of said aroma.

Surprisingly, he liked this tea! A lot, in fact. He said it was sharp and a little biting to him plain, but that sugar smoothed it out so much that he didn’t even need to add milk. There are very few black teas that he likes plain, so I had sugar already on the table for him.

I drank it plain, and it is sharp enough that I thought there must be a little clove or ginger in it, but there is no mention of either unless it is part of the “apple cinnamon French toast flavoring”. I was not tempted to add anything to it to smooth it, as it went really well with our simple breakfast. It is probably just a sharper cinnamon in use, because Penzey’s Vietnamese Cinnamon is quite sharp and bold like this.

The aroma is so powerful with this tea. I can easily see it becoming a winter morning comfort craving.

Thank you so much, CameronB!

Lupiressmoon

interesting as I am looking for another Maple tea, and I do like Simpson and Vail’s Poe tea quite a bit.

ashmanra

I am really enjoying Carrot Cake Cupcake as a caffeine free option, too, especially since I read the hint to slightly overleaf some of their dessert blends.

Cameron B.

Simpson & Vail is so underrated IMO!

Lupiressmoon

I just did a large sampler order, now no more personal orders to indulge myself for rest of year, geez.
Figured I could do samplers of this before advent time.

I will say I dislike a lot of their website too, kind of buggy – same with harney and son’s horrible new cart/points design. It’s like websites are going to opposite direction

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1553 tasting notes

Some of you may know that my tea preference skews heavily to unflavored, loose leaf teas. I only buy flavored teas as teabags for the convenience. But I am always open to trying anything that lands in my hands through the generosity of others <3

That said…

This is a dead ringer for apple cinnamon french toast. It’s really amazing how this company has nailed the aroma and flavor. It’s a little strong with the maple syrup flavoring and cinnamon but definitely not cloying. The apple shines bright as a warm skillet apples kind of flavor. There’s the slightly eggy and bready french toast taste. All of it is there and harmonious.

That said…

The base black tea is weak. Like Simpson & Vail’s Almond Sugar Cookie, the flavoring is really kind of mind-blowing but I want so much more from the base, some underlying complexity, some texture. I like nuance and mouthfeel. A lot. And flavored teas typically use cheap bases that produce thin, one-dimensional brews as the experience delivery vehicle.

Very much recommended for accurately capturing the namesake of the tea! Even for somebody like me who is pretty much turned off by maple syrup flavoring. When Kiki comes back from housesitting in several weeks, I’ll get her impression. Like me, she’s not a fan of maple flavor since it’s so cloying but I hope she is pleasantly surprised. Thank you for the sample, Cameron :)

Flavors: Apple, Biting, Bread, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, Egg, Malt, Maple Syrup

gmathis

Good observation—in lot of flavored teas, even the superbly flavored ones, the base isn’t much more than a delivery mechanism.

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I got Tea Mail from Shae! Yay!
This tea smells awesome, as if I’ve just been in the kitchen cooking apples and cinnamon, with a good whiff of maple syrup too. As for the taste, I’m wondering if I used enough leaf because I find myself wanting more, more cinnamon or more apple or more both. The maple syrup is quite tasty but its suffering from my mental comparison to Cuppa Geek’s Morning Waffles. I’ll try again with more leaf and less water and I’ll add a sample to my next S&V order to experiment with. Thanks Shae for sharing this yummy tea.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup

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1444 tasting notes

2021 sipdown no. 18

Another fun one from S&V, courtesy of Cameron!

The tea is very much matched to the name, which is awesome. The scent is very reminiscent of French toast with syrup. The syrup flavour isn’t my favourite, sadly (in any tea, not just S&V). I am definitely an outsider with my thoughts on this one, but Lex at least agreed with me haha, but did say it tasted exactly like a sweet, syrup-y French toast tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

More for me! XD

Courtney

Hahah yes! I wonder if this was partly user error, but alas!

Cameron B.

Well if you don’t like that pancake syrup flavor in tea, I’m not surprised.

Courtney

I felt the same about Cookie Butter from Deb. And there’s been another one recently too (I’ve tried so many new teas…oh! Mornin’ Waffles from Cuppa Geek haha)

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1238 tasting notes

Discovery Advent Tea #25
FRENCH TOAST! Not bad for a sweet tea. Reminds me of the one I used to sell through that dreaded Tea Queens company…

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