942 Tasting Notes
Thank you for this sample Bluebird Tea Co.
Once steeped this smells like spicy cocoa, very peppery and rather dry.
Flavour is similar to the smell, very peppery and dry with hints of cocoa and coconut. It is leaving my mouth rather dry though for some reason which is a shame considering the overall taste is nice.
It tastes very similar to something else but I cannot recall what…one of Yogi’s Chai’s I believe.
Overall this Chai is not one for me. While it tastes nice it misses some Chai elements for me such as the clove should be stronger in my opinion, and also it left my mouth bone dry in between sips. I would drink it again but would not buy it.
Thank you for this free sample Bluebird Tea Co.
I received it when I placed an order to restock my Rhubarb and Custard blend and try the new Pumpkin Spice blend.
I don’t drink teabags often but I’m always excited when they are biodegradable. :) Well done Bluebird, saving the planet one cup at a time.
This tea is silky smooth and light with gentle mint and chocolate flavours. The Rooibos is still sweet but toned down and balanced well with the mint. As for the chocolate it is subtle but definitely more chocolate than cocoa like. There is also caramel like flavour present amongst the mint.
It’s a nice blend but it’s sweeter than my average mood tends to be so it’s not one that I would likely revisit.
My second tea club review and I only received them today. I’m on a tea binge! I’m a crazed jewellery making tea drinking kitty fiend today.
Beetroot is a food that I hate and cannot eat. I love the colour but the taste and smell reminds me of stale water and mouldy wood. I truly hate the taste of it. Again this tea is not something I really wanted to try but I am open to it.
The scent of the raw tea is actually very nice. It’s very sweet, juicy and fruity with apple being the strongest scent with some citrus behind the crispness. No scent of beetroot yessss.
The tea once steeped is red (as expected) with a beetroot and citrus fruit scent. Much toned down from it’s raw scent, it’s completely different. As though I have steeped another tea.
The flavour tastes like beetroot BUT also with sweet apple, so it doesn’t have that mouldy taste that I associate with it. The sweetness is pleasing and the strength is rather mellow. If it was any stronger or thicker I don’t think I could drink it.
The more I sip at it with a what the hell am I drinking beetroot for? look on my face I have to be honest and say that the flavour is growing on me. The apple saves it in truth and helps it from being too beetroot like and earthy.
I will try this again as I have it in my collection but this is another one that I will have to wait and see as to how I feel about it. I may end up really loving this tea and adjusting the score but first impressions it’s surprisingly drinkable.
This was in my box for this months tea club. I did say I’m not a fan of licorice and this contains it so in honesty I was not thrilled when I saw this tea. Then I decided to pick a tea at random to try and it was this one so I felt I might as well try it.
The loose blend smells very strongly of aniseed and licorice but the ingredients smell fresh which makes all the difference. I can honesty admit that I like the smell of this.
Steeping for 3 minutes in boiling water using Bluebirds perfect tea measuring spoon.
The tea is red in colour and it smells spicy like chili. Much different to it’s raw scent.
The tea itself tastes a little sweet at first with pure licorice and aniseed notes that are medium strength overall and in the after taste the chili flavour becomes stronger and gives a gentle tingle in the lips.
The scent of the tea is far stronger than the flavour and I believe that is why this tea works so well. It would make a nice addition to my winter tea cupboard as it’s very warming.
An impressive start to the tea club when I drink and enjoy ingredients that I don’t like. Well done. That being said this is not an ultimate love for me but I may get used to it over time and rate it higher.
My first tea of the day thanks to this awful hangover, I simply couldn’t stomach any earlier.
This tea is sweet, floral and fruity with a slight hint of perfume. It’s not uncherry like but is very soft and hard to distinguish, especially compared to the overwhelming perfume taste.
It’s nice but unfortunately nothing special.
A very large fruity looking mixture with a sweet, berry like scent but also very herbal and dry.
Colour once steeped is red and the same sweet tart, herbal berry aroma.
Taste wise it matches the smell, first elements are herbal and dry before a tart/sour mixed berry flavour with touch of sweetness carries into the after taste. It’s not as fruity as I was expecting/hoping and the herbal taste is too strong in comparison. The hibiscus is rather strong too.
Not quite to my taste but it is drinkable. Something I wouldn’t wish to stock.
Quick notes on this one for now. It’s a very light strawberry fruit tea with a toasted after taste. It’s sweet but not unobtrusively and the overall strengths work very well together. Much lighter than I was expecting but it will suit my fruit and sweet tea moods. Not quite a breakfast tea for me but still a nice unique blend.
Another lunch time cold soy milk matcha late to aid my NCIS LA marathon this morning. As for this matcha it’s been something I’ve wanted to try for a while. I have tried hemp flavoured water before after seeing it in a local shop and liked it very much. Strength of this matcha is robust.
This one is interesting, I can taste the green tea but there is also something a little herby, grassy and floral there which must be the hemp. They work well together, it’s a green tea that has more depth and flavour without being too different. Very nice.