Chocolate Digestives

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Black Herbal Blend
Cardamom, Ceylon Black Tea, Cocoa Bean Shells, Cocoa Nibs, Fenugreek, Licorice, Natural Flavours
Biscuit, Chocolate, Graham, Sweet, Caramel, Graham Cracker, Toast, Burnt Sugar, Candy, Cookie, Bread, Cardamom, Cocoa, Licorice, Milk, Smooth, Spices, Bitter, Malt, Brown Sugar, Maple, Butter, Creamy, Wheat, Anise, Caramelized Sugar, Dark Chocolate, Grain
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 11 oz / 337 ml

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  • “2022 Bird & Blend Advent calendar Day #2 It’s school vacation week and since both grown ups have the day off work, we heading to Salem (MA) to be tourists. I anticipate it will be cold and raw...” Read full tasting note
  • “I wasn’t going to try this tonight after all the other chocolate teas, but curiosity got the best of me and I went for it. One more bag with caffeine at 8pm can’t backfire too badly, right?...” Read full tasting note
  • “2022 Spring Tea Swap – Day 5 From Emilie! I’ve never had a Chocolate Digestives biscuit but I feel like I read once that they are a less-sweet version of a chocolate cookie. Is that right? The...” Read full tasting note
  • “Brilliant tea, it really was like chocolate digestives in tea form. I wish “biscuit” was a flavour note option because it’s much more “biscuit” than “cookie”.” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

The Chocolate Digestive – arguably on top of the biscuit pyramid, we thought it was about time it had its own tea blend. A smooth cocoa hit with a chocolatey biscuity base! This classic British staple has been reimagined into a gorgeously smooth, velvety cuppa – best enjoyed with a biscuit dunked, of course.

Sri Lankan black tea, cocoa nibs, cocoa shells, fenugreek, liquorice, natural flavouring.

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2022 Bird & Blend Advent calendar Day #2

It’s school vacation week and since both grown ups have the day off work, we heading to Salem (MA) to be tourists. I anticipate it will be cold and raw near the ocean even though it’s another unseasonably warm day. I’ve been trying to finish up the 2nd samples in the B&B advent calendar. Since I sleepily boiled the kettle without thought, I had to choose this one.
Digestives aren’t typically found in New England markets but I have had them in the past from a British specialty shop. The tea reminds me chocolate graham crackers, which makes sense. I rather enjoy the scent- cookie, butter, chocolate. And those aromas carry through to the taste. There is a mild hint of spice to it that leaves a warm feeling in the back of my mouth. I don’t remember if I enjoyed this the first time around the advent calendar but after today’s mug, I’d definitely drink this again and purchase it too.

Flavors: Biscuit, Chocolate, Graham, Sweet

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I wasn’t going to try this tonight after all the other chocolate teas, but curiosity got the best of me and I went for it. One more bag with caffeine at 8pm can’t backfire too badly, right? :)

There was a scent going on that I just couldn’t place. It seemed more like a caramel than a chocolate, but the taste didn’t seem like caramel to me. Having no point of reference for a digestive, it wasn’t like I could make a strong comparison. But after my partner (who, on smell and taste, also said caramel) was told the name of the tea, he suggested that it probably was more like a chocolate graham cracker.

It’s spot-on, honestly, and now I don’t even know how I was getting caramel. Weird how the power of suggestion works! And now I want a chocolate graham cracker, but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to just enjoy the second bag of tea.

Bird & Blend Caffeine Advent, Day 2

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Graham Cracker

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

We don’t have graham crackers here in the UK so I can’t tell you if they’re similar or not, but they’re basically a buttery wholemeal biscuit. Google says they are similar, and I have used digestives in American recipes that called for graham crackers in the past, so I hope that helps!

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2022 Spring Tea Swap – Day 5
From Emilie!

I’ve never had a Chocolate Digestives biscuit but I feel like I read once that they are a less-sweet version of a chocolate cookie. Is that right? The Publix near me has a very small section of British items/ingredients. I’ll have to check next time I get groceries to see if they have some of these there to try. Anyway, this tea is definitely chocolatey, but there is also this flavor that I can’t quite place. I’m guessing it’s the biscuit flavor? It’s almost like toast. Not bread and not cookie, but definitely something similar. The aroma is very rich, but there’s something about the tea after steeping that I don’t love. I can’t put my finger on it. It’s certainly not a bad cup of tea, but it’s not something I’d keep coming back to.

Flavors: Chocolate, Toast

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

My favorite digestive biscuits are McVities, which come in plain, chocolate frosted, or dark chocolate frosted varieties (the dark chocolate is my fav)

Martin Bednář

I remember this one! I had “only” the McVities that Mastress Alita mentions and it is indeed much less-sweet version of chocolate cookie, moreover usually only halfdipped in chocolate. I wish that ordering from UK won’t be such a hassle here…


Ooh, dark chocolate is my preference over milk so I would probably prefer those too. Just did a quick search on Instacart to see what I might be able to get my hands on. It looks like Publix has the dark chocolate variety, plus a few other brands that are tempting me. The Pim’s Raspberry biscuits (Lu brand, I think?) look delicious.

I’m sorry you aren’t able to order easily, Martin! I order a lot through, if that’s an option for you, but I just checked and McVities didn’t come up in a search.

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Brilliant tea, it really was like chocolate digestives in tea form. I wish “biscuit” was a flavour note option because it’s much more “biscuit” than “cookie”.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cookie

5 min, 0 sec

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Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021: Day 19!

I didn’t get much chocolate flavor in Snowball yesterday, but I got a hint of it here. This one does remind me of digestive biscuits; there’s a breadiness to it that grounds the flavor for me. I think I prefer the creamy coconut aspect of Snowball, but this one is tasty too. I actually added a little oat milk on a hunch and really enjoyed it that way.

Flavors: Bread, Chocolate, Cookie

4 min, 0 sec

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Solid chocolate biscuity flavor. Went ahead and got my hands on some McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives and, whaddaya know?, this captures the smell and taste.. To be clear, this isn’t a fine chocolate flavor, it’s a chocolate digestive flavor. And it nails it IMO. I have no idea how it gets the biscuity flavor — I guess that’s the “natural flavours” they list? Maybe woodland sprites? I dunno, but it’s there. Like others have mentioned, no fenugreek flavor (which wouldn’t be a dealbreaker for me, but it is what it is).
As for caffeine level, I’m not sure how strong it is. I’d gauge medium to high. Has made for a good afternoon cup when we’re tired of staring at the screens around 3 in the afternoon.
Makes for a nice afternoon cup of tea that’s in the rotation. I initially ordered a 50g pouch and liked it enough to order two more pouches. So it’s in our large rotation.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cookie, Sweet

Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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B&B Advent 2021 Day 19

This one is tasty, but Snowball has a better chocolate flavour in my opinion. I always think I want to order this one, but I don’t think it’s tasty enough to justify the price/shipping.

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

Did you enjoy any of the advent flavors enough to order them during the Boxing Day sale? I’m deciding what I should order this year!


I would order Snowball and there’s one upcoming in a few days I really loved too (we did this advent in November so I don’t want to give any spoilers)! Otherwise, I didn’t love any enough to warrant an order. What about you?


I’ve already tried most of their teas that I have an interest in, so I really don’t know for this year! Maybe if they bring back something special just for the sale.


Ah yes, that’s a good call. I stayed up last year to get into the sale early, but I didn’t actually end up getting anything. I have a fairly big DF cart started, so I think most of my tea funds for December/January will go to that haha.


Every time I stay up late, the site crashes and it takes an hour to get my order in, so I think I’ll just sleep in and get whatever crumbs are left this year :P


I think that’s a good idea haha.

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Sipdown (262)

I remember chocolate digestives. It was the cookie my grandmother used to give us as a treat when we were kids so I was actually surprised when this tea did taste a little bit like its namesake.

I was worried because of the fenugreek and liquorice but everything works together quite nicely.

I don’t know if I would really reach for this a lot so it is not something I am looking to restock right now but I would certainly happily drink another cup if it was offered. And I would have enjoyed more if I had it. Just right now my stash is so much that I think this would get lost in the mix…sorta like it did for the past year.


I thought of this one when creating my B&B order, but because of the liquorice and fenugreek passed for this time. Good to know it seems to work!

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355 tasting notes

Very pleasant aroma from the zip-bag, mostly cocoa plus milk chocolate and milk.
A lot of mellow cocoa after steeping in the aroma, milk chocolate, chocolate chip cookies plus cardamom and licorice subtly in the background.
Very warming taste, with just the right amount of licorice (although I may be biased, because I had lived for 5 years in Denmark and I got used to that black spawn of hell, so it may be too much for the others), milk chocolate, mellowness.
Really nice autumn tea.

Flavors: Cardamom, Chocolate, Cocoa, Cookie, Licorice, Milk

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Cameron B.

I find the licorice to be fine, but perhaps a little too much cardamom for me!

Martin Bednář

I was surprised how well those were/are executed in comparison between tea and real biscuits!

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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

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.


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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