Cinnamon Swirl Bread from sTEAp Shoppe

Cinnamon Swirl Bread from sTEAp Shoppe
Cinnamon Swirl Bread from sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Puerh, Black

Where to Buy: sTEAp Shoppe 

Tea Description:

Cinnamon Swirl Bread Puerh & Black Teas touches your tongue with a rich depth of flavor and the bright embrace of cinnamon. Aromatic cinnamon, combined with rich bread like puerh and the sweet honey notes of gold bud black tea. This combination of tea and spice creates the perfect cup to wake up with or as a dessert. Full bodied with a smooth buttery goodness embraced by bright ribbons of cinnamon.

Pu-erh tea is a post-fermented tea, specifically Dark tea, produced in Yunnan province, China. The difference between this and all other teas is that, Pu erh tea undergoes the standard process of rolling and drying, after which it will then undergo a microbial fermentation. This style of processing tea is unique to China. A process created by the Chinese and produced in Yunnan, a leader in quality Chinese teas.

Taster’s Review:
Learn more about this tea here.

Janet does it again with her Cinnamon Swirl Bread from sTEAp Shoppe. Her blend of 2008 Loose Puerh and Yunnan Gold Needle Black tea, with just the right mix of cinnamon, cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, and maple crystals make this tea taste like you just toasted up some sweet cinnamon bread!

I love her use of organic ingredients and that the tea is not overly sweet, nor overly spicy. This blend is balanced perfectly.

The aroma that fills your home when you steep it is nothing short of delicious.

Earthy puerh gives a flavor and mouthfeel of whole grain bread, while the Yunnan Gold Needle provides provides a smoothness to support the zippy cinnamon. The vanilla plays a supporting role that compliments the maple crystals, leaving a lightly sweet taste on the tongue.

The resulting effect is a delicious lingering flavor on the palate of sweet spicy cinnamon, and a toasty flavor.

Janet really does a great job with her blended teas. She takes great time and care in making sure she has them perfected before putting them up for sale. Her selection has grown slowly but steadily over time and I can say that this blend is masterful. I am not generally a big fan of cinnamon teas, or spicy teas, with the exception of an occasional chai latte, but this Cinnamon Swirl Bread tea is a stash staple.

White Chocolate from sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White Tea

Where to Buy:  sTEAp Shoppe

Tea Description:

Delicate White tea leaves with Raw Organic Cocoa Nibs, Organic Vanilla Bean and Rose hips make a delightful cup of tea.

This tea will make you Remember the first time you tasted white chocolate. Rich and creamy from the cocoa butter with the forward unmistakable flavor of Vanilla encasing your tongue. White tea’s delicate embrace allows the cocoa and vanilla flavors to shine by giving them a solid platform to perform on that brings them together like the perfect play.

White Chocolate loose leaf white tea is subtle yet Decadent on the palate with a taste that will keep you coming back for more. Loose leaf white tea has a much more delicate floral flavor than the more oxidized version which makes the cocoa flavor stand out. With the addition or organic vanilla to further enrich the cocoa flavor this tea is a wonderful delight.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Such a delight! I love white chocolate, my grandmother prefers white chocolate. I plan to have this tea with her! sTEAp Shoppe is one of those companies that really listens to their customers to perfect their blends, not just to their liking but to the liking of the consumer! I respect the company and the owner Janet is a true sweetheart!

I received this sample from Janet recently as she is doing her second virtual tea tasting on steepster.

She is always reaching out to us, the consumer for our opinions which is excellent! In my opinion nothing about this tea needs tweaked or changed! It is blissful, decedent, and creamy.

The tea has a full mouthfeel and is sweet but not at all cloying! The white chocolate absolutely stands out and is distinguishable as a white chocolate. All her ingredients are naturally flavored and she takes great care and time in learning about each and every ingredient she puts into her blends.

As the tea cools even more of the white chocolate flavor comes out and I imagine it would be wonderful iced! While it is excellent as a dessert tea this would also be a great tea for the younger folk in your life, a tea party, or an afternoon tea.

The rose hips provide just a slight floral note without making it come over as a floral tea.

Now this is not the most complex tea in the world but it is what it says it is – and tastes as one would expect and hope it to taste! Sometimes that is all I am wanting in a tea – a straight forward “it is what it is” flavor without the guesswork!

I needed this today! In one word: YUMMY!!

Cinnamon Chocolate Brownie Tea from Simpson & Vail

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Simpson & Vail

Product Description:

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 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

Tasters Review:

The name is Cinnamon Chocolate Brownie and that’s exactly what it tastes like in that order…first Cinnamon, then Chocolate, then Brownie!

It’s incredibly smooth!

A true treat without being too sugary, too spicy, or too chocolatey!  It’s a lovely mix of ingredients and flavors!

I Highly recommend this to anyone up for a fun cuppa, a great tasting black tea, and those who want to live on the edge!  It’s time to let it all hang out, folks!  Live life on the wild side and enjoy some of this new scrumptious tea from S&V!