Review of Bluebird Tea Co Christmas Cake Tea

On a shopping trip to Tunbridge Wells a tea shop caught my eye in the main shopping mall. Being a girl who loves her cup of tea I just had to pop inside. The Bluebird Tea Co is a fairly new company with two branches the first being in Brighton. On entering the shop you are greeted by a variety of teas and gadgets to help you enjoy your cuppa. I particularly liked the tea tins in which you could open and smell the tea before you buy.
Well on to the tea itself as Christmas was around he corner I decided to buy their Christmas tea. It comes in a nice simple packet allowing you to see the biodegradable tea parcels inside. I was drawn to the candy snowflake inside the tea parcels. The other ingredients in the teabags included Ceylon black tea, vanilla, almond, cinnamon, cloves, orange peel and spruce needles.
On opening the tea packet a slight aroma of what I would describe as chai tea was noted. I placed the teabag in a medium sized mug and added freshly boiled water. I left it to infuse with the hot water as instructed for 4 minutes. Being dairy free I had the tea milk free.
There was a subtle aroma similar to that of chai tea. On sipping the tea I noted the chai tea flavour. The snowflake added a little subtle sweetness without overpowering the tea. This was different to the normal tea I drink but nice as an occasional treat. Overall, I found the tea to have a nice medium strength. The different flavours being clearly distinguishable with the nice additional slight sweetness coming from the snow flake. This tea definitely reminded me of Christmas.
These teabags make a nice seasonal treat and would make a lovely gift for any tea lover. So if you’re in Brighton or Tunbrige Wells why not pop in store if you’re a tea lover like me you won’t regret it.


  1. December 13, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my little space! I love a good tea shop and this one looks lovely!

  2. December 13, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    The tea sounds intriguing. How strong was the flavour of the spruce needles?

    • December 13, 2015 / 10:02 pm

      It was lovely the spruce needles wasn’t strong and did not impact on the overall flavour of the tea. It subtly worked well with all the other ingredients resulting in a nice flavour. I hope this helps.

  3. December 13, 2015 / 11:37 pm

    I love the bluebird tea company!! They have some AMAZING teas! I’m a huge fan of this one too, super Christmassy and regarding your previous comment, the spruce needles are great for decongestion if you get a cold this winter!! Xx

  4. rudyhou
    December 15, 2015 / 7:54 am

    very nice. i would love to visit that shop to see what interesting blends they might have. too bad i don’t live there. as for your christmas chai tea, i like the fact they didn’t include ginger in the ingredients. most chai teas or spiced black teas out there almost always include ginger, which i’m not particularly fond of. i like my spiced tea with no heat of ginger in flavor, so i think i might enjoy this particular christmas tea.

    • December 15, 2015 / 6:54 pm

      Hi, thanks for your comments. I was like a child in a toy shop in this store it was wonderful. I spent a long time enjoying smelling and tasting their teas. The Christmas tea was an excellent choice which I have been enjoying.

  5. December 15, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Hi, thank you for liking my blog. I love your blog and I am glad our love for tea connected us. It’s pretty cool that we started our blog around the same time actually :0. I would love to try this christmas cake tea – it sounds delicious. Good review between 🙂

  6. December 23, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Hi lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your review of the tea. I can’t believe it has spruce needles in it!

    • December 23, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks for reading my post and your kind comments. Have a lovely Christmas.

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