Bristol Breeze

Tea type
Fruit Green Blend
Ingredients
Apple, Blackberry, Blackberry Leaves, Green Tea, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Apple, Apple Skins, Autumn Leaf Pile, Grass, Green Apple, Roasted, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Another I get to try from Cameron B! Thank you kindly. Another B&B shop blend – awesome. This one is a sencha base with apple and blackberry. The little cubes of actual apples are something...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Home – 9:30 PM Another from my (massive) Bird & Blend order. This is one of the seven store-inspired blends, which I got the sampler pack of. I dig it. The base tea is grassy and autumn...” Read full tasting note
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  • “311/365 Another of the Store Blends collection, this one (obviously!) for Bristol. It’s a green tea with apple and blackberry flavouring, and is pitched as an homage to cider. I can definitely...” Read full tasting note
    75

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

This is the Bristol Store’s exclusive loose leaf tea blend!

We couldn’t create a Bristol brew & not pay homage our cities fave bevvy – cider! Perfect for afternoons in the park!

Our TEAm in the west country know a thing or two about apple and cider so there’s no surprise they couldn’t resist from making a cider inspired brew. With dried apple pieces, this tea is a refreshing breath or Bristol apple air, light and punchy – you need to try it cold over ice!

Ingredients
Chinese chunmee green tea, freeze dried apple, freeze dried blackberry, blackberry leaves, natural flavouring

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Another I get to try from Cameron B! Thank you kindly. Another B&B shop blend – awesome. This one is a sencha base with apple and blackberry. The little cubes of actual apples are something I don’t think I’ve seen in a previous B&B blend. The color of the brew is actually quite darker for a green tea, which worried me… I didn’t want it bitter. But crisis averted… the flavor is fine. Such a full apple flavor to the first cup! Somehow fading on the second cup. I didn’t notice too much to the blackberry, but I’m also very glad that any blackberry leaves didn’t ruin the flavor. B&B says this blend is inspired by cider, but in my opinion, any cider tea would most definitely need spices… and less blackberry? But if I’m taking the tea for what it is, and not thinking of ‘cider’, it’s a straight-forward, tasty blend.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for my smaller mug // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep

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Home – 9:30 PM

Another from my (massive) Bird & Blend order. This is one of the seven store-inspired blends, which I got the sampler pack of.

I dig it. The base tea is grassy and autumn leaf-y. It almost tastes slightly roasty, like hojicha, but I don’t think it’s roasted at all. The apple here is definitely a Granny Smith – it’s sharp and flavorful and lovely. There’s a bit of sweetness from the blackberry leaf, but it’s not overpowering. I think perhaps I can taste just a hint of blackberry? Although I would call it a more generic “dark berry” flavor. The apple flavor lingers on the tongue long after the sip, and it has just a touch of dryness that reminds me of apple skins.

This is quite a mild tea, but I think there’s a nice balance struck between the flavors and the base tea. It’s very autumnal, and I’m really enjoying it right now while the weather is unusually cold here in Texas!

Flavors: Apple, Apple Skins, Autumn Leaf Pile, Grass, Green Apple, Roasted, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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311/365

Another of the Store Blends collection, this one (obviously!) for Bristol. It’s a green tea with apple and blackberry flavouring, and is pitched as an homage to cider. I can definitely taste apple – green, a little sharp, but also with an undertone of sweetness. I’m reminded of cider apples, so I guess that’s a positive! There’s not much in the way of blackberry, which is a little sad. It’s almost there in the background sweetness, but it doesn’t really manifest particularly well, or come across as clearly as I’d like it to. It’s an almost-but-not-quite kind of flavour, and that bugs me a bit.

The green base is smooth, maybe a little grassy but that works well with the apple. I feel like there’s some very light spicing going on; just a hint of cinnamon, perhaps? It all feels a bit ephemeral, if I’m honest – there are ghosts of flavours, but after the initial hit of apple (which is strong and clear) nothing really makes much of an impression.

You might get the impression from my comments so far that I don’t like this one, but I actually really do. I’d say it could be a potential favourite among those I’ve tried so far, but it’s hard to pinpoint why. There are things about it that irritate me, and I do wish that the blackberry was more prominent, but I love the apple, and the overall cider-esque flavour. It appeals to me as a fresh, crisp, autumnal blend and that’s pretty perfect for this time of year, fruitiness aside.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp
Cameron B.

I enjoyed this one as well, and I agree – very autumnal! ❤

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