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Time for a caffeine-free selection! Still making my way through this Bird & Blend packet backlog – I’m not sure if this is from the subscription or one of many samples I bought at some point. This smells lovely in the bag, very apple crumble!

I’m actually surprised how much I like this, since I’m quite picky about red rooibos tisanes. I don’t even mind the small amount of hibiscus! The flavor is a little thin, as always with fruit-based tisanes. But it has a nice cooked-yet-tart apple flavor and the perfect amount of cinnamon to complement it. I don’t feel the hibiscus is needed, but at least it doesn’t overstep its bounds, as it is wont to do. There’s not explicitly a pastry flavor, but it does go to a nice apple crumble sort of place.

I’ll have to consider this one for a restock when I get around to ordering from B&B again. It’s always nice to have more caffeine-free options! :)

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Red Apple, Sweet, Tart, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I assume this much have been from the subscription box, as I am not a huge fan of coconut so I can’t imagine ordering this blend. There are huge flakes of unsweetened coconut in it, so naturally I was nervous about not knowing how old the pouch is. But generally it’s very obvious from the smell when coconut has gone rancid, and fortunately this smells perfectly pleasant.

As a coconut tolerator, and not a coconut lover, I’m pleasantly surprised that the coconut is fairly light here, just a supporting flavor. The milk oolong is fairly basic, without much depth to it, but it’s still a pleasant combination. There are mild grassy, leafy notes and of course a smooth creamy flavor. At the tail end of the sip, a light peachy note emerges, and it remains in the aftertaste.

It’s not complex, but nice enough to sip on in the evening. The light coconut flavor melds nicely with the creamy oolong for a decadent tea.

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Grass, Peach, Smooth, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
VariaTEA

All I could think is that you would probably not be a fan of Dessert by Deb teas which are almost all loaded with coconut. Haha.

Cameron B.

I don’t dislike it necessarily but I wouldn’t choose it as a main flavor. I have seen some notes on Dessert by Deb teas, but they mostly weren’t glowing so I haven’t looked at the brand yet.

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70

I have a drawer full of old Bird & Blend subscription packs. I just signed up for it again, so I’d better get cracking on drinking them! I love grapefruit and this smelled amazing in the pouch, so I pulled this one out to try.

It’s pretty good. The grapefruit flavor is nice and tastes accurate to me. But what keeps it from being amazing is a little too much hibiscus. I can appreciate that hibiscus makes sense here, since grapefruit is sour, but I would like this blend a lot more if there was about half the amount. And the green tea is a little pointless, I can’t taste it at all, but I suppose they need a base for the flavoring.

Still tasty enough though!

Flavors: Grapefruit, Hibiscus, Lemon, Tart

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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67

I normally don’t make caffeinated tea in the evening, but this just sounded so much like what I wanted (an apple-flavored genmaicha) that I gave in. My sampler is ridiculously old (seriously, what tea do I own that isn’t at this point?) but still sealed, so hoping it isn’t totally trash green tea at this point. If it is, there is always cold brew, I suppose…

The aroma mostly smells like the nutty, toasted rice aroma of the genmai, though I am picking up a wiff of cinnamon as well. The flavor… hmm. I can taste notes of apple, cinnamon, and possibly if I squint some clove, but the flavors are quite light/delicate. Mostly, the roasty genmai is taking such a strong center stage its drowning out those other flavors. Not sure if its just the age of the tea, the fact I tend to go pretty leaf-light on greens to avoid bitterness, or if the blend is always like this. The sampler is large so at least I can experiment with more leaf than I typically use for greens and see if that brings out the apple more… but honestly, I just imagine that then I would get more genmai into the scoop and probably end up with about the same sort of flavor.

This is a wonderful concept… the apple just needs to be much stronger. I can taste it, and I’m tasting it just enough to want so much more of it combining with the warm comfort of toasty genmaicha. It isn’t quite what I was hoping for, but still warm, soothing, and satisfying on an autumn evening as my pure black cat does her best corpse impression in front of the oil heater. I’d go check if she is actually still alive, except that I can hear her snoring across the room.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Grass, Smooth, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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My caffeine-free selection for the evening. This is from my giant backlog of Bird & Blend subscription packets that I never drank… ^^’

I’m not a huge fruit tisane person, I find they tend to taste the same and there’s usually too much hibiscus involved for my liking. This one smells luscious and strawberry & creamy in the bag.

This is a decent fruit tisane, but nothing special. There’s a generic tart fruity flavor to it, I think I can pick out pomegranate and strawberry but I might not have been able to if I hadn’t already known they were there. It’s a little bit too tart in my opinion, which just furthers the generic quality. I’m not getting any cream, though it would be hard-pressed to stand up to hibiscus. There’s a hint of bitterness in some sips.

I suppose a touch of sugar would probably help this one, but I’m not in the habit of sweetening teas so I’m drinking it plain. I’ll probably try a cold brew for the rest of the bag, though I haven’t been drinking much iced tea lately.

Not going to rate this, as fruit tisanes really aren’t my thing…

Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Hibiscus, Sour, Strawberry, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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68

Another night, another smoothie matcha! And the name for this one seemed so seasonly appropriate, heh.

I whisked this one in water instead of milk, and this is the first B&B matcha-matcha that I had texture problems with (now I wish I had used milk… maybe the separation/texture problems wouldn’t have been so bad? Usually I do make them as lattes, but I only have vanilla oat milk at the moment and just didn’t think that would suit a spearmint drink…). No matter how much I whisked, it just kept coming up with that grittiness I find most unpleasant. But the flavor was great! Very spearmint forward, with a vegetal note that edges a little more herbaceous than the “typical” matcha vegetal flavor. It’s very subtle though, because the mint is strong! I sampled the drink at least ten minutes ago and am still feeling that cooling menthol minty aftertaste on the back of my throat.

As per usual, after initial taste-testing the cup o’ matcha went into the blender for caffeinated morning smoothie goodness tomorrow morning. I decided to go with a “mojito” vibe so I added mango and lime juice. Initial sample before going in the fridge? Pleasantly tart citrus and the mint is still holding strong! Nailed it. I’ll definitely be looking forward to that one in the morning!

Flavors: Herbaceous, Menthol, Mint, Spearmint, Vegetal

Preparation
Iced 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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76

Similar to other orange teas. It does taste pretty orangey, though not as fresh and delicious as some other versions. Maybe more peel taste than juicy insides? The shimmer is really pretty and fun. Not a favorite, but an okay replacement until I have a better orange tea on my shelf.

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50

I was really interested in this one since I have recently discovered violet tea (I’m a fan!) and lavender-flavored matcha is one of my favorite things ever. So I was highly curious about a violet matcha… shame B&B has already discontinued this one, but they still had old stock on the VIP page so I grabbed a sample to try during their last big sale.

I whisked this using the last of my coconut milk (I like lavender and coconut as a flavor pairing, not sure how violet will pair but since I needed to finish off the carton, I was willing to take that chance!) I like the floral flavor I’m getting, but… it’s a bit bitter. Not that bitter taste matcha itself can have, so I don’t know if its the sort of bitterness I sometimes get from going too heavy or too long with lavender buds, or if it’s just the cardamom… and I’m tempted to say it’s the cardamom. I like cardamom, but I just don’t think I like it here, paired with this flavor, like it isn’t sitting on my tongue right and leaving a spicy bitterness when I am wanting/expecting a sweet, floral cup. I am curious what this would’ve tasted like if it didn’t have the cardamom included in the powder… I think I probably would’ve preferred it that way.

No texture issues this time, but this one had a matcha base (with the B&B non-matcha powders, I seem to be getting some weird texture issues). Put the rest of my latte into a berry smoothie for tomorrow’s breakfast. Gave it a quick taste-test, and the flavor of the matcha is holding quite strong; and I still really like the floral, and really don’t like the added spice with it.

It came close for me, but didn’t quite get there…

Flavors: Bitter, Cardamon, Floral, Violet

Preparation
Iced 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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55

A new tea powder from Bird & Blend I haven’t tried yet! I whisked it in coconut milk as a) that seemed appropriate and b) I really need to finish off this carton before it goes off.

The drink is very sweet, and I’m not sure how much of that is from the tea powder (coconut nectar sugar) and how much is from my coconut milk. Obviously I taste coconut (I mean… the milk) but oddly enough, the main flavor I’m getting from the powder itself is a guava/pear sort of taste. I see it is made with “Baobab fruit pulp” and “lucuma”, two things my uncultured tongue has never had before. A little research tells me baobab can be “citrusy”, “tangy pear”, or “sour mango”… I’m not really tasting citrus (wonder if the sweetness is countering the tang?) but maybe that is the tropical pear note I’m getting? Lucuma is also apparently very sweet! But I was expecting pinapple, because… pina colada! And I’m not tasting pinapple. It does taste tropical, but I’m still a little disappointed. The texture is also a bit chalky/grainy, which I also experienced with B&B’s rooibos-base tea powder, so I’m wondering if this something I’m going to consistently experience with their “not-matcha” powders. I don’t recall having this issue with any of their matcha base powders…

After sampling, I put the latte into a mango smoothie and blended it up. That takes care of the texture issues, at least! Oddly enough, I am finding more citrus notes popping in the smoothie (a tangy lemon?), but I still taste that “tropical pear” flavor, and am not tasting pineapple, which is what I was really hoping for.

Flavors: Citrus, Guava, Lemon, Pear, Sweet, Tangy, Tropical

Preparation
Iced 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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81

I had cancelled my B&B subscription for awhile, but decided to renew this month after I saw the lists of teas that would be included October-December.
I actually didn’t realize sloe gin was a thing, and had to do some research. Always love learning new things through tea!
As for the tea- love! It’s nice and smoky, but the elderberry is still the most dominant flavor. There’s a bit of ginger peeking through as well. The smokiness and bold berry work so well together.

Martin Bednář

Nooo! I will know what is in! Haha. Don’t worry, I will forget it when I will get it this week (hopefully).

amandastory516

I’m sorry, Martin! Everyone in the B&B group has been posting about it, so I didn’t even think to keep it a surprise for others. I won’t post the rest!

Martin Bednář

Don’t worry Amanda. As I said, I will forget it again. Just enjoy the teas and don’t worry about me. My orders are fullfilled around 11th each month, but ten it takes week to deliver to Central Europe.

Cameron B.

I just started my Bird & Blend sub again too! I love elderberry so this sounds right up my alley.

Martin Bednář

Amanda, you can drink them out now! I have my envelope with me :)

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83

This one is tart and warmly spiced. Maybe there’s a coolness in the aftertaste that contributes to the mistletoe feeling? I’m enjoying it more than I thought I would. I prefer this one cold. The 20g didn’t make many servings, but this is one I’d consider ordering again.

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76

This definitely has some similarities to their key lime pie flavor which is one of those rare lime teas that I enjoyed. I think this tastes…pretty good? I mean it’s blueberry plus key lime, executed well. In some sips I don’t absolutely love what I’m tasting, but that might be personal preference as I would have preferred it to be mostly blueberry with a hint of key lime, whereas this mix is more like 70% lime, 30% blueberry. I wouldn’t buy this again, but it’s nice to have a variety of fruit blends around.

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drank Lapsang Bang by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
1199 tasting notes

I purchased this tea a couple weeks ago, but don’t see any info for it on their site now. :/ It’s supposed to be a lapsang/chili mix. I love the name. It’s definitely lapsang, but I’m left waiting in vain for any bang. It’s just a nice lapsang with no chili in sight. I feel chili cheated!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85

After opening the zip bag my first impression is that this blend just looks very esthetic – dark pu’erh, black tea plus lightly roasted coffee beans create a great visual effect. And it smells nice when dry, a balanced mixture of all the ingredients.
When steeped, it is very dark (obviously), with a mellow, balanced aroma, not dominated by coffee.
It is slightly sweet, slightly roasted, with malty and earthy notes from tea. Here the coffee also doesn’t dominate, blends very well in the overall impression.
Nice experience, on the middle ground between tea and coffee, with the best of both worlds.

Flavors: Coffee, Earth, Malt, Sweat

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

You got there sweat instead of sweet I suppose :)

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69

I had tried cold brewing tea directly in milk once, and it ended very badly. Decided to give it another try using this tea. I used twice the amount of leaf that I would’ve used if I were brewing it with water, and left it steeping in the fridge in vanilla oat milk for at least 24 hours.

I feel the flavor still isn’t quite as strong as I’d prefer, but I am pleasantly surprised that I am getting a “biscuity” note from the tea. I really love McVities Dark Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, and while it isn’t particularly as chocolately as I’d like, I am actually tasting something (perhaps caused from the spices?) that is reminding me of that graham-like biscuit cookie. The milk smells very chocolately, and perhaps if I was using plain oat milk (which I never buy, as I like the sweetness from the vanilla kind!) it would’ve “popped” a little more. It is delightfully creamy and certainly easy to drink, but I plan to use it to make a chocolate raspberry smoothie.

Made as a plain cuppa, I’m surprised to find the milk actually wasn’t changing the flavor much for me. I’m still only getting a very mellow impression of chocolate, but a strong graham/biscuity note. There is a subtle cocoa presence to the flavor, but I’m still surprised how much this does taste like the hard biscuit cookie under the chocolate frosting of my McVities digestive biscuits. It’s a very nice Biscuit/Digestive tea, I am just not getting the chocolate part of “Chocolate Digestives”… but I guess that could be my complaint for a lot of teas. Even with cocoa shells (which this tea does have) it seems that chocolate flavor hides from me a lot!

Flavors: Cocoa, Cookie, Graham, Smooth, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
White Antlers

Mattress Alita, the best way to flavor milk is to start with hot liquid, be it plant based or dairy milk. Bring your liquid to simmer, then add your leaves/material. The longer it steeps, the more flavor is extracted. You can refrigerate the liquid when it comes to room temperature, then strain it when it’s chilled if you wish. What this accomplishes is letting the fat/ protein in the milk absorb the volatile oils of the steeped materials.

derk

That’s what I did with the glaze I made for my lemon poundcake the other night. Simmered almond milk, turned off and added lavender and herbal tea, steeped for maybe 10 minutes in the hot milk and it infused with plenty of flavor.

White Antlers

Yes! As a former caterer and long time herbalist who still makes concoctions, I’ve learned over the decades (today I want to write centuries…) that this is the way to go when dealing with plant material and milk-plant or animal.

Mastress Alita

I’ve been trying to go through certain “prompt lists” that came off of Instagram, and I’m not an Instagram person in the slightest (I can’t even get the prompt lists without a friend logging in and downloading the pictures of the prompt calendars for me because I don’t have an account). “Cold brew a tea in milk” was one of them and I was trying to check that box. Can only guess it’s a “thing” over there. Don’t plan on trying it again. Do plan on using the tea in smoothies, it isn’t like it tastes bad. Even the hot tea with NO milk didn’t taste “chocolately” to me which was my main complaint about the cold brew, as well. I found both the cold brew in milk and the hot tea in water still tasted very “biscuity/graham cookie”.

White Antlers

Gad! Instagram prompt lists?! I had no idea there was such a thing. Guess that comes with being a technophobe crone. And I have never had a ‘chocolate’ tea that even remotely lived up to the name.

Mastress Alita

I’ve had some chocolate teas that were better than others, but agree many feel lack-luster (usually the flavorings don’t quite mesh with me, or something about “chocolate” and the tea mouthfeel feels a bit strange)… I used to get chocolate almond milk for the purpose of “helping” chocolate teas (adding more flavor and a creamy texture), but I’ve started having a GI reaction to almond milk and had to switch to oat milk, and it only comes in plain and vanilla in my area. And I’m honestly just too lazy to whisk it with cocoa powder and then add it to a tea latte, heh (though… I could totally do that…). Maybe I’ll try regular dairy chocolate milk again and see how it goes (I’m usually okay with some lactose, but not in abundance…)

The prompt lists have been giving me some fun mini-goals to working on some of my sipdowns (I got through 17 last month, which was my highest monthly total so far for this year). I’m definitely not doing everything on the list if it doesn’t suit me (like “drink the same tea all day” would be very bad for my migraine brain - I need moderate caffeine in the day, and herbals in the evening). Some have proven to be fun experiments. Honestly most of them make no sense to me without the “Instagram context” (of which I don’t have… again, I’m not a user over there and have no intention of doing so, photography/social media isn’t really my jam) so I’m being very selective off the charts. Some do interest me and mostly I have to wait until the weekends to have more “tea time”… “Indian Tea” and some chai prompts are easily feasible for me and I’m looking forward to doing those at least this month. :)

Roswell Strange

Cold brewing in milk, specifically oat milk, definitely became a thing recently in the instagram blogging community – though I’ve seen it done elsewhere before too. Similarly, I’ve cold brewed directly in orange juice and other juices. My understanding is that one of the advantages to cold brewing directly in milk is that it’s verrrrryyyy low effort/maintenance, but also some people don’t enjoy the flavour of “cooked” milk/milk alternatives so cold brewing straight in milk offers an alternative to that. A lot of people find cold brewing teas, versus steeping/infusing in hot water, provides a “smoother” taste. I’ve tried both, and personally I feel like I’ve had mixed success – very dependent on the tea, IMO.

White Antlers

Mastress Alita-2 thoughts. #1-You might be casein sensitive/allergic rather than lactose intolerant. I discovered my casein allergy late in life after thinking lactose was the culprit. A1 milk has a lot of casein where as A2 milk does not. I seem to be okay with raw milk, which I can get from my CSA but even then, I only have it on rare occasions. Actually finding A2 milk is the challenge. The idea of chocolate almond milk to ‘help’ the tea delighted me! : )

I hope you’re feeling better today.
#2. I have an IG account but I never post anything because I’m anti-social, very private and like you, not interested in social media. I use IG to mostly look at pictures of the city where I live-lots of public gardens, parks, nature preserves, historic sites and so on. Cat pictures, stupid videos and impossible to reproduce food, embarrassing selfies of people I don’t know and don’t want to know and all manner of horrid art don’t interest me at all.

Mastress Alita

@Roswell: Other than experimenting with the milk (which I haven’t really had any great success with) I have cold brewed directly in lemonade and quite liked that. I haven’t tried juice yet, though! I do notice different flavors cold brewing with water and have found I tend to (in general) prefer black teas hot brewed, oolongs I don’t have a preference (tend to like both hot and cold equally), and greens and whites I tend to prefer cold brewed. And for some strange reason, I hate the taste of red rooibos cold brewed/iced, but like it hot, but LOVE green rooibos cold brewed!

@White Antlers: I’ll have to look into the casein then! I tend to be fine if I limit my dairy, but have issues if I have excessive amounts. Now I’m having issues with the almond milk which I think may be either a late-developing nut sensitivity or just an issue with my GI in soluble vs. insoluble fiber (switching to oat milk I’ve done very well). My GI is wonk since it is tied to the migraines (and my head is doing much better today, thanks!)

White Antlers

Mattress Alita, if you have not explored it, do some reading on AIP; auto immune protocol eating. I have had fibromyalgia for the last 50 or so years. When I am strict with AIP, I am nearly pain free. If nothing else, it makes for some interesting reading.

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85

Straight from the zip bag, there’s a lot of smoke in the aroma, the burnt pine twigs kind, plus a suggestion of the full body.
After steeping the smokiness mellows a little, blending into malty and earthy background.
The taste is much more mellow than the classic lapsang souchong, plus it has some great resinous notes from the pine-smoking, slight fruity character in the background and medium astringency.
Great tea with a casual level of smokiness.

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Malt, Pine, Resin, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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70

Very interesting aroma after opening the zip bag. Wet earth, autumn leaves, impression of smokiness, a bit of caramel.
After steeping the aroma is very malty, with bread crust notes.
And very rich, malty taste, with slight sweetness and lot astringency.

Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Malt, Smoke, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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70

A solid blend of good quality teas. I can sense maltiness, roasted potatoes, slight astringency, slight bitter notes, a bit of grapefruit peel essential oils.
For those who want more than just a casual blend of black teas.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Citrus, Malt, Potato, Roasted

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Mastress Alita

I really like this one. One of my favorite “traditional breakfast blend” type of teas.

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75

After opening the zip-bag you can only smell the bergamot oil.
After steeping the aroma is mellow, with only a bit of bergamot plus malt, a bit of sweetness.
But it’s the taste that reveals the complexity of this blend. Three kinds of the black tea complement each other really well, creating a rich effect, only slightly enhanced with the bergamot oil
I don’t add sugar to my teas and I very rarely use milk, but I guess this blend would go well with both these things.

Flavors: Bergamot, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Wonderful aroma from the zip bag – just like a very high quality pipe tobacco. A hint of smoke (much lower than in the pure lapsang souchong), caramel, toffee, dried apples.
Very rich, complex aroma after steeping, with mellow smokiness, caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, fruit pie and burnt twigs.
And the taste? Slight sweetness that really complements the rest, smoke, maltiness, earthiness of the good base black tea.
That’s exactly my kind of a flavoured black tea. I would like some more of the smoke character, but it’s still great.

Flavors: Apple, Ash, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Earth, Fruity, Malt, Smoke, Tobacco, Toffee

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
tea-sipper

I love this one. It will never get old. I’m glad it found another fan.

dreamloomer

A huge fan! Definitely my fave from Bird & Blend so far.

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66

First of all, this blend looks so pretty – green tea mixed with dried apple cubes and blackberry pieces.
Out of the zip bag it smells herbal and fruity. Nice but not overly spectacular.
Brews into a pale color, obviously.
After brewing it smells mainly with apples, but more in the baked apple than cider way., plus some herbal and leafy notes.
The taste fits perfectly to the current first days of autumn: dried apples, a bit of base green tea in the background. I could use some more tea character, but it’s not bad.

Flavors: Apple, Autumn Leaf Pile, Berries, Dried Fruit, Herbs

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

Sounds nice :)

dreamloomer

Because it is nice. :)
Not great, certainly not outstanding, but surely it’s nice.

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85

Very strong aroma after opening the zip bag with a lot of bergamot, strong floral accents, a bit of vanilla and woody, ashen undertones.
After steeping it is much more mellow, malty, earthy, with only traces of those aromas present in the dry form.
And the taste is also very mellow, full-bodied, with very slight astringency.
I like this tea. It’s a mellower version of the classic Earl Grey, perfect to sip while reading, not overdone with the bergamot oil.

Flavors: Ash, Bergamot, Earth, Flowers, Malt, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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(Thanks to Martin for sending!) Brewed for 3 minutes in a makeshift gaiwan while attempting to watch the presidential debate. Flavors and smells may be affected by how disoriented I am by Trump’s blabbering, it was nice to have a hot cup of tea to stabilize myself. I notice a strong peach smell and sour peach taste. The rose smell blends strangely with the peach. Rose always tastes a little soap-y to me so it might be different for other people. A very different-tasting tea overall, not my favorite, but might try it with milk and sugar and see how it tastes later :)

Flavors: Peach, Rose, Sour

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML
Martin Bednář

Apparently none of us are happy with this blend. That happens and I am somehow glad I am not only one :D

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60

I ordered this tea because the list of ingredients sounded unique. Unfortunately, during my first cup with only sugar added, I really, really didn’t like it. It’s an unpleasant flavor, and it’s so strong. The pineapple is super acidic and the chilli is harsh and not great in tea. Those are the only two flavors, and they’re way too much. With milk, it tastes fine, but then it’s basically just spicy milk with a bit of pineapple. So it’s perfectly fine to drink like that, but it feels like it could be accomplished another, better way. I was considering getting rid of it, but since it’s fine with milk added, I guess I’ll keep it, but certainly not repurchase.

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