Tea type
Herbal Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Flowers, Natural Flavours, Oolong Tea, Peppermint, Red Peppercorns, Sprinkles
Flavors
Creamy, Floral, Herbaceous, Peppercorn, Peppermint, Spices, Vegetal, Sweet, Mint, Smooth
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 13 oz / 394 ml

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  • “This tea bag sample was provided by Bird & Blend. Thank you! First of all, that green-blue colour is fantastic. Secondly, my throat is sore so a peppermint heavy blend with spirulina makes me...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “First tea today. Really nice flavour; soft floral oolong, a little bit of a creamy component, and medium bodied mint. However, the mouthfeel was very thin and I thought that, for a blend that has...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another from the Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar. I wasn’t sure if I would like this one or not. Oolongs can be a little too grassy for me. This one brewed up green. I mean, emerald green...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “Delicious! I ordered the 10-pack sampler from Bird and Blend; this was the one that caught my eye on the website so I had to try it first. You can see a couple pictures of my first brew-up here:...” Read full tasting note
    90

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

This is the Brighton Store’s exclusive loose leaf tea blend!

As fresh & minty as a stick of Brighton rock, an absolute seaside essential!

This absolute seaside essential, made by our Teabird’s in the Brighton store, is a perfect summer drink! This Oolong tea is made colourful with sprinkles and packs a strong minty flavour!

Ingredients
Chinese Oolong tea, peppermint, blue pea flower, sprinkles (sugar, potato starch, maltodextrin, vegetable fat (coconut), colours (E160C Paprika, E100 curcumin, E163 anthocyanins, E162 Beetroot red, glazing agent (canuba wax), spirulina), red peppercorns, natural flavouring

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9 Tasting Notes

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This tea bag sample was provided by Bird & Blend. Thank you!

First of all, that green-blue colour is fantastic.

Secondly, my throat is sore so a peppermint heavy blend with spirulina makes me exceptionally happy right now. I also like how Bird & Blend tells us the blend is 44% Chinese oolong and 30% peppermint (not that you can really taste oolong but living in a country where our food labels aren’t super transparent, I respect this so much. Don’t change Bird & Blend).

The profile is peppermint, cream, peppercorn (which enhances the mint mostly), and slightly vegetal skewing floral note– possibly from either the pea flowers and/or oolong.

Rating: 78 – mint is life right now. You never appreciate mint more than when your throat feels like sandpaper. This also gets a couple points for being fun and novel.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Herbaceous, Peppercorn, Peppermint, Spices, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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First tea today.

Really nice flavour; soft floral oolong, a little bit of a creamy component, and medium bodied mint. However, the mouthfeel was very thin and I thought that, for a blend that has so much actual mint included in it, that there was a lack of either cooling/menthol feeling or crispness…

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Another from the Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar.

I wasn’t sure if I would like this one or not. Oolongs can be a little too grassy for me. This one brewed up green. I mean, emerald green shading on forest green. I don’t remember ever having such a green tea before.

When it was hot I didn’t enjoy it very much, But as it cooled, the mint came out and I found myself liking it quite a bit. I re-steeped and it was pretty good then too. I probably would never have tried this. The Moroccan Mint green teas are not favorites. But this one wqs good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Delicious! I ordered the 10-pack sampler from Bird and Blend; this was the one that caught my eye on the website so I had to try it first. You can see a couple pictures of my first brew-up here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwHs2jxHTf3/ I brewed three cups from about 2 teaspoons of leaves. The first was very bright, very clean, almost like having a peppermint candy; the flavors stayed like that through the subsequent brews, just softening a little per brew until the third when it was more like a soft mint tea with much less of a caffeine kick. This was just me brewing in a tea basket at my desk, though, so who knows what it would be like if I had used a gaiwan or something similar.

Flavors: Peppercorn, Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Oh man, I’m especially very happy I get to sample so many of Bird&Blend’s teas that I haven’t tried yet, ESPECIALLY the store blends they created! THANKS SO MUCH, Cameron B! So B&B created a blend for each of their stores. Brighton ROCK is a candy that to us Americans would probably be like a fancy candy cane with a tiny picture in the middle. I hadn’t heard of Brighton Rock before Cameron’s note for this tea. This is one of the most appealing to the eye shop blends of the seven, with the peppercorns and blue pea flowers on the green colored base, with even some cutesy star sprinkles. To be honest, this blend sounded a little odd with the addition of peppermint. But I can attest that I love the result. I didn’t see too much oolong in my sample, it looked like the majority was mint leaves. Even though I didn’t see too many pea flowers, the mug turned a blue green that looked like the ocean, which is fitting for a Brighton tea! The peppermint is fresh and tasty which is most of the flavor here, though I think the peppercorns and sprinkles give the peppermint a creamier/sweeter element. The mint is as brisk as an ocean breeze, when you’re standing on the end of that giant Brighton pier.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 3minute steep

Flavors: Peppermint

ashmanra

There is an episode of Escape to the Country you can view on youtube that shows how Brighton Rock is made!

Cameron B.

You’re so welcome! :)

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Home – 9:00 PM

So I had to look up what exactly Brighton Rock is, because not being British I had no clue. So it turns out that rock is basically the same thing as those round disc hard candies that are generally white with a colored border and a small image in the center. But generally it’s mint-flavored, and it’s not sliced so it’s sold as a stick rather like a thick candy cane. It’s not specific to Brighton.

Wow, clearly I didn’t notice that this has butterfly pea flower in it, and was rather surprised when I saw the deep blue color!

So this is basically just a peppermint-flavored oolong with peppermint leaf. I do appreciate that they added peppermint flavor as well, because I like the sharper flavor compared to herbal peppermint. Really I would have preferred spearmint, but you know…

I can’t really taste the oolong much here, so perhaps a bit less peppermint would be better.

It’s tasty. It’s not something unique enough for me to want to stock it, especially since I really loved Peppermint Cream in comparison.

Flavors: Herbaceous, Mint, Peppermint, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Nattie

Brighton Rock is a novel, and the sweets are usually associated with Blackpool. (:

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304/365

Another of B&B’s Store Blends collection, this time for (obviously!) Brighton. It features an oolong base, with peppermint, butterfly pea flower, and pastel star sprinkles!

Thanks to the butterfly pea, and perhaps also the peppermint, is brews up a delightful shade of teal. It’s super pretty, and I feel like that’s something I don’t often say that about tea once it’s made. Taste-wise, it’s a nicely mineral green oolong with mild peppermint overtones and a hint of creaminess. It reminds me a little of B&B’s Peppermint Cream, although the mint is less dominant in Brighton Rock. There’s a background sweetness, which I think is at least partly thanks to the sprinkles, and a touch of funk from the butterfly pea flower. Butterfly Pea isn’t a flavour I really enjoy, although I can see why it’s included here from a purely aesthetic point of view. Rock is generally brightly coloured, after all!

The overall flavour is vaguely reminiscent of rock, but it really needs to be sweeter if that’s what it’s aiming to replicate. Some sugar might help with that, which I’ll bear in mind for my next cup. I think it probably also needs a bit more mint, although it could just be that my bag isn’t very evenly distributed.

I really like this one, even though it’s not quite able to live up to its name. I’m not a huge fan of strong mint teas, so it’s a blend that definitely appeals to my personal tastes, and there’s enough suggestion of rock to keep me happy. I’m enjoying seeing a more experimental side to B&B – the store blends definitely feel more out there, and they definitely use ingredients I’ve never seen in B&B blends before. Long may it continue!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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