Review of Bluebird Tea Co Christmas Cake Tea

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

9 Comments

  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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