Review of Bluebird Tea Co Lavender Grey Tea

Ok I am girl who loves a nice cup of earl grey so when I recently popped into the Bluebird Tea Co I couldn’t decide which tea to try as I was spilt for choice. So I made the executive decision to buy a couple of their sample teas to try. The first earl grey I decided to try was their lady lavender tea. I love lavender and it is in abundance at this time of year and it just reminds me of my summer holidays. It is hard to comment on the design of the packaging of this tea. As it was a sample it was in a small brown bag with a resealable top. Nothing wrong with this at all. The ingredients list is clearly displayed with Ceylon black tea, lavender and bergamot oil listed. There is no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list but there is a may contain warning for nuts.
On opening the packet I was greeted by a strong aroma of lavender. It was stronger than I anticipated but I personally loved it. On my close up sniff test I could smell the bergamot intermingled with the lavender. This was certainly very different to other earl grey teas that I have tried and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. I placed 1 teaspoon of the leaves in the teapot and could clearly see the lavender intermingled with the tea. I then added the hot water. It didn’t take long for the tea to infuse with the water and produce a light golden brown colour. I left it for the recommended four minutes to infuse. I was worried that it might have been a tad strong but it was the perfect colour. I personally don’t want my tea too strong as I have all my tea milk free.
On pouring the tea into my tea cup I was greeted by a fairly strong aroma of the lavender. To be honest it was stronger than I expected it to be. I naively expected a stronger aroma from the bergamot being that it was a style of earl grey tea. This is perhaps unfair as lavender is listed before the bergamot on the ingredients list. That said I could also smell the bergamot intermingled with the lavender and I didn’t need to my close up sniff test to enjoy these aromas. On sipping the tea I could clearly taste the lavender this was followed by the subtleness of the bergamot. The flavours complimented each other perfectly. I found this tea to be a nice refreshing tea that hit the spot nicely.
So would I recommend this earl grey tea, yes I would. I enjoyed its lavender aroma on opening the packet and before and after steeping. The twist of flavours on the classic earl grey tea flavour was spot on and it was highly refreshing. I can’t wait to try this as an iced tea in the near future.


  1. July 23, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Hmm Bluebird tea is new to me! I am not allowed to buy any more tea as I bought so much from London though 😉

    • July 24, 2016 / 10:21 am

      This made me smile. I have a cupboard of tea but it’s full and is now in two cupboards, oops. I don’t think I can get away with the excuse that I need it all for my blog. I certainly recommend trying some Bluebird Tea Co if you can, even better visit one of their shops. You may be a while though ?.

    • July 24, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my tea review. I visited the Tunbridge Wells shop and they didn’t have this tea there. I have read your post and this tea sounds great for the summer. Oh and I want a cupcake now ?, Chloe.

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