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Black Fruit Blend
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Iced 8 min or more 25 oz / 750 ml

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  • “Sipdown 60-2021 I probably could’ve gotten 2 cups out of this, but I’m really trying to slim down my stash (and just placed 2 tea orders…whoops). This cup smells oddly savory. Almost like a gloomy...” Read full tasting note
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  • “additional notes:  So this tea… I had a sample of it a while ago and finished it.  Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it, but it is one of those teas where it will randomly pop up in a sale and I say “why...” Read full tasting note
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  • “206/365 Tea & Toast two ways! This is the third of Bird & Blend’s summer collection, and the one that had me most intrigued. The name made me think it might be smoky flavoured (I was...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Nothing beats that classic breakfast combination of Tea + Toast in the morning! This blend captures it perfectly, with a traditional English breakfast tea base of Indian Assam and Kenyan black tea with a generous spread of sweet raspberry jam to boot!

Ingredients
Indian Assam black tea, Kenyan black tea, hibiscus, freeze-dried raspberry, apple pieces, rosehip, red cornflowers, natural flavouring.

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5 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown 60-2021
I probably could’ve gotten 2 cups out of this, but I’m really trying to slim down my stash (and just placed 2 tea orders…whoops). This cup smells oddly savory. Almost like a gloomy rind cheese covered in jelly. I’m actually having a bit of a hard time drinking this because of how much it smells like a soft cheese.

AJRimmer

Ha, ew.

Cameron B.

Mmmmmm… Cheese tea.

Martin Bednář

NOt sure if I can imagine cheese tea.

LuckyMe

@Martin believe it or not, cheese tea is a thing at some bubble tea shops

Martin Bednář

I haven’t seen it in local bubble tea shops. But I never cared too much of them, as their tea is terribly sweet (based on tests even more than Coke). And they aren’t in my town at all too. That ones are in my Uni city.

tea-sipper

I can imagine what you mean by cheese in this tea, from my memory of the flavor. And I’m glad I don’t have any more of this tea around. :D

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additional notes:  So this tea… I had a sample of it a while ago and finished it.  Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it, but it is one of those teas where it will randomly pop up in a sale and I say “why not?” while I’m hurriedly trying to make B&B sale choices at three in the morning.  It has an odd sort of flavor profile, it’s like a brisk black tea (Kenyan black + Assam, yum) with a sort of tartness to it.  Sometimes hibiscus is acceptable.  However, I was even more pleased when opening the pouch I saw quite a number of huge raspberry pieces that I didn’t remember being in the previous sample.  So I was very happy about those promised raspberries that were missing, which led to disappointment before!   I knew not to expect a JAM flavor this time around. And visually a gorgeous blend. Definitely a lovely tea to have with toast.  A craveable flavor once in a while and I’m glad it popped up in the sale.  I love their sales mainly for the randomness of what teas might reappear.

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206/365

Tea & Toast two ways!

This is the third of Bird & Blend’s summer collection, and the one that had me most intrigued. The name made me think it might be smoky flavoured (I was clearly thinking of burnt toast), but in actual fact it’s a raspberry jam flavoured black. I went straightforward for my first cup – 3 minutes in boiling water, no additions. I have to say, I love it! The base is a blend of Assam (my forever favourite), and a Kenyan tea, which together are malty and jammy in the best possible way. I taste the base first, before the “raspberry jam” flavour emerges in the mid-sip. It’s quite subtle to begin with, but somehow seems to develop towards the end of the sip until the raspberry is the main player. It reminds me a tiny bit of Butiki’s Ruby Pie (just a tiny bit, though – something about the raspberry), but also of Bird & Blend’s Vicky’s Sponge Cake; it’s like it takes the problems that blend had and smooths them over, so if you wanted to like that one and didn’t, this might be a better alternative.

The cup as a whole tastes like tea with a side of jam – not toast, so much, although I can see why they called it that. I suppose you could argue that the base tea provides a baked bread kind of flavour, but to me it’s all about the jamminess, and the choice of base teas complement and support that aspect of the flavour more than any other. I’m not sure I’d drink this one as a breakfast blend, although I guess I could be persuaded, but it’s definitely a mid-morning delight!

My second cup is actually a glass, because I took inspiration from Bird & Blend’s instagram and decided to cold brew 4 tsp in coconut milk. They say it tastes like raspberry ripple ice cream…

It does, in a way, although it’s heavier on the coconut (obviously! ) than raspberry ripple ice cream would usually be. It’s sweet and creamy, though, and the raspberry jam flavour does just about manage to make its presence felt. It’s a fairly close thing, though, and I think if I tried it again I’d probably use more tea – 6 tsp, perhaps, rather than 4. You wouldn’t know it’s a black tea, when prepared like this; instead, it’s got much more in common with milkshake. I think I prefer cold brewing in lemonade for clarity of flavour, but this is pretty yummy just the same!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML
tea-sipper

I always appreciate you trying Bird & Blend’s teas for me. :D Also, this one is like Ruby Pie and a BETTER Vicky’s Sponge Cake?!? Whoa, I would love it.

Scheherazade

You’re welcome! It can be both of those things, but a little finicky. I learned the hard way that it’s quite terrible if you leave it too long.

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