Tea type
Black Herbal Pu-erh Blend
Ingredients
Ginger, Lapsang Souchong, Lemongrass, Pu Erh Tea, Red Peppercorns
Flavors
Leather, Smoke, Smoked, Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “The builders’ tea to end all builders’ teas? Given the mix, though, it’s amazing that the smoke isn’t entirely overwhelming — which it isn’t! It’s rather like drinking a very strong cup of black...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another of B&B’s shop blends that I get to sample from Cameron B! Thanks so much! Only one tasting note for this one so far. This might be the boldest tea that B&B has created, only...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “310/365 The third of Bird & Blend’s Store Blends collection – this one being the tea created for their London Borough Market store. It’s a mixture of Pu’erh and Lapsang, with ginger,...” Read full tasting note
    70

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

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

Experience the old bricks of London’s Borough in our aged and smoked tea blend!

An addition to the Chinese Pu-erh family, the Teabird’s in our London Borough store have brought the industrial revolution to life with this smoky and full-bodied loose leaf tea blend!

Each store has it’s own blends, designed to represent the people and the local area. Check out the other blends!

Ingredients
Chinese pu-erh tea, ginger, lemongrass, lapsang souchong black tea, red peppercorns.

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The builders’ tea to end all builders’ teas? Given the mix, though, it’s amazing that the smoke isn’t entirely overwhelming — which it isn’t! It’s rather like drinking a very strong cup of black tea while sitting next to a slightly smokey campfire. I’m not sure this will become a regular cup for me — I don’t know if I’m that fond of Lapsang — but it’s one of the nicer smokey mixes I’ve had.

Flavors: Leather, Smoke, Smoked, Wood

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Another of B&B’s shop blends that I get to sample from Cameron B! Thanks so much! Only one tasting note for this one so far. This might be the boldest tea that B&B has created, only because it is a combination of ripe pu-erh and lapsang souchong. Those are some strong flavors. The smokiness is definitely there, not too strong with a sweet flavor. There is a note of raisins in one of these elements. The pu-erh flavor might hide behind the smoke. I know I like B&B’s pu-erh from their Coffee Pu-erh blend. I didn’t think there was much of the other elements in the cup (ginger, lemongrass, peppercorn) but now that I’m thinking of it, there are some distinct notes of lemongrass. Ginger is not something I love, but it might definitely be drowned in these other flavors. I’d probably like this blend without the lemongrass and ginger here. With other fun ingredients, this blend might have been amazing. I think I might like this Lapsang Souchong more than I like B&B’s Ceylon, but I don’t think the smoke would work with most of the amazing flavors they create.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 10 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 8 minutes after boiling // 3 1/2 minute steep

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310/365

The third of Bird & Blend’s Store Blends collection – this one being the tea created for their London Borough Market store. It’s a mixture of Pu’erh and Lapsang, with ginger, lemongrass, and red peppercorns.

I’m not usually a fan of smoky teas, but the idea generally appeals more on cold days like today. This one is mostly mild smoke with an edge of ginger, and just a touch of warming pepper in the background. The pu’erh gives it a mild earthiness, but it’s not too pungent. It’s heavier on the Lapsang, but not too overpowering – I’d describe it as a “soft” smoke. It’s very smooth, and not at all acrid.

I’m surprised to say I actually like this one. I’ll happily drink it on the colder days ahead, and it might even make me reconsider my position on smoky teas in general.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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