Tea type
Yerba maté Tea
Ingredients
Chili, Cinnamon, Eleuthero, Flavouring, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Sarsaparilla, Yerba Mate Leaves
Flavors
Cinnamon, Spices, Spicy
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 350 ml

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  • “I’ve been trying to sip down most of my “Bird & Blend Tea Co. from when their name was still Bluebird Tea Co.” because… how long ago was it now that they changed their company name? Ya… it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So Bluebird is awesome when I asked if they had any more of the Jelly + Ice Cream that is my favorite and they said they DID. So I was able to stock up on that (I was good and that was the only...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Exam clouds causing brain fog?! Cramming so much in there it is just falling back out?! Refresh and re-focus with a brew of ginkgo, ginger and ginseng, with a blast of yerba mate, this one is the perfect study companion.

Ingredients: Yerba mate, cinnamon, ginger, ginkgo biloba, sarsaparilla, siberian ginseng, chilli, flavouring

Brew the perfect cup: 1 perfect teaspoon – 100° C water – 4+ mins – no milk

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I’ve been trying to sip down most of my “Bird & Blend Tea Co. from when their name was still Bluebird Tea Co.” because… how long ago was it now that they changed their company name? Ya… it feels so long ago now, so I really should be sipping those teas down (my logic, anyway…) I recently finished off the packet of Choc It Rock It I got from one of tea-sipper’s cupboard sales a few years ago and now I’m working on this one. Thanks, tea-sipper! I had reviewed the former, but haven’t done so for this one yet.

The aroma of the dry leaf reminds me a lot of the Bondon herbal tea I sipped down recently by Steven Smith Teamaker… I get strong impressions of cinnamon and sarsaparilla, both things I like a lot. And then I take my first sip and… holy teabags, Batman, how much chili did they put in this?! A spice-wuss like me is not prepared for that at any time, least of all first thing in the morning. Phew. Damn. How can anyone focus when their mouth is on fire?! Unless the idea is to focus upon ones burning mouth. I can’t say if the yerba mate is waking me up, but that chili sure as hell did the job… can’t say it was exactly pleasant, though. It’s just… scratchy and burny at the back of my throat, and while I can taste the cinnamon in the blend, it is just overwhelmed by the spice so it isn’t adding a balancing sweetness. While I could smell sarsaparilla, I certainly can’t taste it against such a powerful flavor. Honestly, I’m having a hard time even picking up the taste of the mate base itself.

I would’ve been curious to see how the flavors in this would’ve worked if the chili had just not been present at all. Even old as this tea is, it is just still too strong for my spice-sensitivities and I can’t taste much against it. It’s just burning-heat-with-a-side-of-cinnamon.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
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That’s odd… I didn’t notice any cinnamon or chili at all when I tried this! hmm. Sorry about that. Also, you said “years” for choc it rock it and I panicked and had to do a quick google search when I ordered it and December 2017 popped up. whew. So it’s really only around two years old. Not as old as it sounded like? haha. I haven’t even written a tasting note for Choc It rock it yet.

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So Bluebird is awesome when I asked if they had any more of the Jelly + Ice Cream that is my favorite and they said they DID. So I was able to stock up on that (I was good and that was the only one I bought… I had just bought from them a little while ago) and they sent this one along as a sample!! It sounds like an interesting unique blend. Also, love the name. It’s nice to have an earthy cup once in a while and I’m pretty sure it DID help my focus a bit. The focusing yerba mate is the base. Then additional earthiness from the ginger, sarsparilla, and siberian ginseng (not sure what the ginkgo biloba should taste like.) I’m surprised the result isn’t spicier with the cinnamon AND chili but the main note is the sarsparilla and earthiness from most of the other ingredients. A nice balance of the ingredients overall. The second cup probably shouldn’t have been steeped at just boiled (a little tangy) but I didn’t ruin the tea too badly. Just ideally shouldn’t have been boiled. This tea wouldn’t really take any focus away from your studying though (just focus ON the studying) as I feel it needs some extra pizzazz in flavor for that. But it’s delicious as is.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug// 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep

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