Belle's Breakfast

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Chinese Black Tea, Kenyan Black Leaves, Rose Petals
Flavors
Floral, Rose
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 300 ml

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  • “Finished this free sample as well; thank you Bird and Blend Tea Co. for including two tea bags in too. But honestly, I am not that impressed about this blend. It’s not really bad, it’s just way too...” Read full tasting note
    73
  • “299/365 The last of B&B’s recent fairytale collection, and another I had to try just because of the name…Beauty and the Beast is one of the best Disney films – although my own preference is for...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “I’ve brought this with me to the office, to drink it at my desk. Poor tea has been sadly neglected, which it doesn’t really deserve. Its an ordinary, but generally nice rose black tea. I really...” Read full tasting note
    63

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Bird & Blend meet BREWtea and the Beast! This brew was our first rose breakfast black tea & you better believe it’s a blooming beautiful loose leaf blend! Think Turkish delight meets English summer garden!

This blend is part of our limited edition World Book Day Collection, exclusive to our Secret Website, so it isn’t available anywhere else!

Ingredients
Sri Lankan black tea, Kenyan black tea, Chinese Keemun black tea, Chinese black tea, rose petals, flavouring.

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6 Tasting Notes

73
1139 tasting notes

Finished this free sample as well; thank you Bird and Blend Tea Co. for including two tea bags in too.

But honestly, I am not that impressed about this blend. It’s not really bad, it’s just way too simple. The body is, somehow, boring. Very light and the rose included wasn’t helping. It wasn’t bad as soapy. But I would rather see a bold base with lightness of rose. I really liked the Twinings version (Rose Garden, in indivudally wrapped tea bags, probably discontinued ages ago).

Lots of to improve, I would start with stronger tea profile. But at least it wasn’t soapy.

Flavors: Floral, Rose

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

I thought I have rated higher the tea I have wrote about: https://steepster.com/Martin-CZE/posts/398486

But 73 or 77 isn’t that big difference!

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2238 tasting notes

299/365

The last of B&B’s recent fairytale collection, and another I had to try just because of the name…Beauty and the Beast is one of the best Disney films – although my own preference is for the old animated version, and not so much the newer remake. That’s the power of childhood influences!

This one’s a blend of four black teas – Sri Lankan, Kenyan, Keemun, and another unspecified Chinese – which I feel is unusual for B&B. Kudos to them for working on their bases, though, because that was one of their weaker points until recently (at least when thinking about their black blends). This one’s rose flavoured, which is pleasant but perhaps not particularly unique. I feel like B&B have released a fair few rose blends recently, and the novelty is wearing off a little. It’s good rose, though – not too floral or perfumey, and almost verging on crystallised. Nicely sweet, anyway. I’m reminded, as I usually am with such things, of turkish delight.

While the flavouring is pleasant, the base teas are really the star. The keemun is particularly notable, being nicely jammy and adding an almost “dark” (I probably mean treacle-y or that it reminds me of molasses…) edge which is a nice contrast with the lighter, sweeter rose. It also sums up Beauty and the Beast pretty nicely – isn’t it nice when a thing comes together?

Glad I tried this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
tea-sipper

Yeah, I always thought the black tea base for B&B’s blends needed work, so I’m glad to hear they are working on it!

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63
2821 tasting notes

I’ve brought this with me to the office, to drink it at my desk.
Poor tea has been sadly neglected, which it doesn’t really deserve. Its an ordinary, but generally nice rose black tea.
I really like rose teas, but it is a delicate thing to keep them from being soapy. This one manages to walk that line, and its going to work well on my work desk.

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