Tea type
Black Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Cornflower Petals, Flowers, Natural Flavours, Spearmint, Stevia Leaf, Vanilla
Flavors
Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweet, Tea, Cream, Mint, Musty, Vanilla, Candy, Herbaceous, Smooth
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “I really loved this tea. Normally I’m not a huge fan of spearmint but it worked really well in this tea, making it refreshing with quite a subtle minty note.” Read full tasting note
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  • “B&B Advent 2021 Day 5 Sigh. More stevia. Why B&B? There is a minty creaminess which is nice, and it almost starts to taste like a candy cane, but then the stevia kicks in, stays for the...” Read full tasting note
  • “Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021: Day 5! They had me at “candy cane.” I could tell I’d enjoy this one after giving the tea bag a good whiff—it has that perfect creamy-sweet-minty scent that I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks to tea-sipper for letting me sample this one! I have to say that I don’t prefer it to other candy cane or minty teas I’ve had. The flavor is a little minty, but also a bit murky – honestly...” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Love hanging Candy Canes on your Christmas tree, then sneakily munching on them until Christmas Eve? If so, you will love our Christmas Candy Cane tea blend with tongue tingling mint leaves, creamy vanilla & sweet stevia.

Ingredients
Sri Lankan black tea, spearmint, lime leaves, pink cornflowers, red cornflowers, stevia, natural flavouring.

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I really loved this tea. Normally I’m not a huge fan of spearmint but it worked really well in this tea, making it refreshing with quite a subtle minty note.

Flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint, Sweet, Tea

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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B&B Advent 2021 Day 5

Sigh. More stevia. Why B&B?

There is a minty creaminess which is nice, and it almost starts to taste like a candy cane, but then the stevia kicks in, stays for the aftertaste, and sadly ruins the experience. I am quite sensitive to stevia, so hopefully this will work for others!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

I agree, boo stevia!

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Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021: Day 5!

They had me at “candy cane.” I could tell I’d enjoy this one after giving the tea bag a good whiff—it has that perfect creamy-sweet-minty scent that I associate with a candy cane tea. I think this is the first caffeinated version I’ve tried, and I appreciate it!

Brewed, the tea has a very slight mustiness to it—not quite sure where it’s coming from. There’s also a tiny citrus kick from the lime leaves, just at the back of the sip, but it seems to disappear as the tea cools a bit. Otherwise the flavor is lovely, with a full, creamy mintiness that is not at all overpowered by the accursed stevia. (Thank goodness for light touches.) I could drink this one all morning!

(I will note that the tea bag didn’t hold up well to a second steep—all the mintiness disappeared, leaving a slightly lime-y black base behind. Alas.)

Flavors: Cream, Mint, Musty, Spearmint, Vanilla

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

Sometimes stevia tastes slightly musty to me? Or it could be the mint, though for me it’s usually peppermint that can taste a little musty.

Kelmishka

Ahh, yes, could be either of those!

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Thanks to tea-sipper for letting me sample this one! I have to say that I don’t prefer it to other candy cane or minty teas I’ve had. The flavor is a little minty, but also a bit murky – honestly this is probably my fault for waiting too long to try it! So this one is all right, but I prefer a cleaner flavor. I guess my preference is also for herbal minty teas, or sometimes green. Maybe for me, the black tea just doesn’t jive super well with the rest of the flavors.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – December Theme: Holiday Teason Tea #4

It seemed like B&B started with their newer teas in the advent.  Here is one I have for today!  A decent peppermint blend, surely, but probably also could use a creamy element to make it more like candy cane.  At least I can’t tell there is stevia here. Other holiday teas I have been drinking (won’t log them separately):
Simpson & Vail – Gingerbread (5)
52Teas – Rumchata (6)

Cameron B.

I remember liking this one, excited to revisit it!

tea-sipper

oh shoot, did I post too early?? I will do them later in the day, since they are older for me anyway. :D

Cameron B.

You’re totally fine, I always open all of mine first thing in the morning! :D

tea-sipper

OH ok. that’s fun.

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New Home! – 9:15 AM

First tea in our new home! We closed yesterday and spent the night last night so we could be here for early morning fiber installation and appliance delivery appointments. Today we’ll begin moving our stuff! Yay!

This was one of the tea “ghosts” that B&B only offered for one day. This one is a ghost of Christmas past, meaning it’s a blend they used to carry that they brought back to sell for one day only this year. I ended up with a 150g pouch because by the time I woke up, those rascally Brits had bought up all of the 50g ones! No biggie though, I’m sure I can find other Steepsters to share it with.

I’m very happy with their decision to use peppermint flavoring instead of leaves for this tea. There are a few dried mint leaf pieces mixed in, but they’re actually spearmint, yay!

This is less intense than I expected it to me. It’s a somewhat soft peppermint flavor, and there’s a lovely big dollop of cream and vanilla in there with it. It reminds me quite a bit of their Peppermint Cream oolong tea, with a slightly different peppermint flavor. It’s very yummy – like peppermint white chocolate! The stevia must be very minimal, I don’t think I would know it was there if I hadn’t read the ingredients before drinking this.

So not at all disappointed in my 150g pouch! But I’ll still be willing to share the wealth, don’t worry!

Flavors: Candy, Cream, Herbaceous, Peppermint, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kawaii433

Congratz! Was missing your reviews and presence here on steepster. Good to hear everything is going well with your new home.

TreeGal

Yay, congratulations!

lizwykys

Yay for the new digs; New Year + New Home = Excellent!!

Candy Cane is one I would have ordered but the one day only / secret url thing was too much to deal with (I get the email notices with the secret url, but they don’t work — I think because of a UK vs EU log-in problem). I’m still waiting for my B&B Christmas Cake delivery (which I was only able to order bc Mastress Alita helped me get to a working url on the one day) … that’s probably enough angst and effort spent on secret tea for me. :D

Sil

yay! congrats!

tea-sipper

Congratulations :D

Cameron B.

Thanks everyone!

@liz – I ordered Christmas Cake, too! But, for some reason, this one arrived first…

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No notes for this one? It’s Christmas jumper day at work today, so I figured I might as well make it Christmas tea day also just to add an extra festive touch. I feel so far from Christmassy at the moment, I need all the help I can get.

I’m a fan of candy cane tea any time of the year, really, but I’ve been saving this sample pouch for a suitable occasion. Turns out that’s today! I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3.5 minutes in boiling water. I was thinking maybe milk, but in the end I went with no additions.

To taste, it’s actually pretty good. Spearmint is always a winner with me – it’s sweeter and more gentle than peppermint, and it does a good job of recreating a “candy” mint flavour. The vanilla adds a creamy touch, which is totally delicious in this context. I really am thinking candy cane as I sip this one. I’m not 100% sold on the ceylon base – it’s a little citrussy for my tastes, and then with the added lime leaves and pomegranate flowers it’s just a little confusing and muddled in the aftertaste. The initial hit of spearmint and vanilla is excellent, though. I’m not usually a fan of stevia in teas, but I will say that it works quite well here to create the candy cane effect. It’s not too cloying and artificial, either, so clearly it’s been added with a light hand.

The last thing to say, as with pretty much all Bluebird blends, is that it looks fabulous. Pink cornflowers, red pomegranate flowers, green mint, black tea. It does recall a candy cane, and it’s lovely to look at. The biggest joy is in the drinking, though. It’s pretty much liquid candy cane, and it’ll surely make this work day more bearable.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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