Blueberry Cinnamon Crumble

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Berry, Blueberry, Brown Sugar, Cake, Cinnamon, Cookie, Cream, Honey, Maple, Sugar, Toast, Vanilla, Black Currant, Frosting, Jam, Oats, Pastries, Powdered Sugar, Sweet, Tart, Bread, Butter, Candy, Dried Fruit, Herbaceous
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Fair Trade, Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec 3 g 14 oz / 402 ml

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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, blueberry cinnamon crumble flavoring, organic lemongrass and malva flowers.

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In my insomnia induced manic cleaning fit tonight/this morning I’ve been speed drinking my flat teas from my cupboard because if I’m going to recommend them in a series this fall over on instagram, why not try and rate them first lol. Just an excuse to binge new teas before storing them away for a few months.

On to the tea:

This is one of the best rooibos and best blueberry blends that I have ever had. It is definitely blueberry forward with a touch of cakey-ness that is delightful for a night time cuppa. Its got a touch of cinnamon but it’s definitely not spiced or cinnamon forward. It tastes just like blueberry crumble with the yummy brown sugar cinnamon crumb. A definite new favorite!

Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Brown Sugar, Cake, Cinnamon, Cookie, Cream, Honey, Maple, Sugar, Toast, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Kiki:

“It’s really good, I think I really like it, let’s get back to the show! Fruity, floral, very satisfying, thirst-quenching, berrylike, thank you very much whoever sent it. hahahaha! OK? hahahaha! It’s an 8!”

we’re watching the newest episode of Big Sky

derk:

This is like Simpson & Vail’s Carrot Cake Cupcake blend but with jammy blueberry. It has the same powdered sugar-cream cheese frosting vibe to me, like churros with vanilla frosting. Very sweet, mellow cinnamon. I think I taste a kind of crumble note, that oaty-pastry flavor. It’s pretty good and as Kiki says, thirst-quenching. I think the berry-currant tartness and green rooibos base play that role.

Flavors: Black Currant, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Frosting, Jam, Oats, Pastries, Powdered Sugar, Sweet, Tart, Vanilla

tea-sipper

The verbatim Kiki quotes never get old. :D

Cameron B.

What, no burps this time? XD

Mastress Alita

My tea-drinking has become noticably more burpy since I started carbonating my cold brews, hahaha!

Dustin

Oooooooo, are you using a sodastream to carbonate, Mastress Alita? I’ve noticed such a change in flavors when carbonation is added to tea!

Mastress Alita

A Drinkmate, but basically same thing, different brand!

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Discovery Advent Tea #5
Whatever this was supposed to be I missed the mark. I did not like this. It tasted medicinal, like drinking how a hospital smells. Sorry not for me

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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 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: Blueberry, Bread, 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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Sipdown! (30 | 127)

I sent some of this out to a tea friend over the weekend, and noticed my package was low, so I figured I’d just finish it off. And I think I might pull out Snickerdoodle to sip down next, just to keep it going with these S&V green rooibos tisanes.

This is a tasty one. It’s nicely sweet and warming, and reminds me of a coffee cake with some blueberries in it. I will say this last cup seems heavy on the blackberry leaf, and it’s quite sweet. So that’s not ideal. The blueberry here reminds me of blueberry jam or dried blueberries, without any hint of tartness. I wonder if a pinch of hibiscus might add a bit more dimension…

I think I might reorder this one, but I haven’t decided yet. We’ll see how Snickerdoodle goes, as I haven’t had that one in a while. I already have several teas that I want tins of, but trying to hold off until I’ve sipped down a bit more. Story of my life, lol! >.<

Flavors: Blueberry, Cinnamon, Dried Fruit, Herbaceous, Jam, Oats, Pastries, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 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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