Now, I know that this is not strictly book or mental health related, BUT… I had to write this post! And everyone knows that tea is pretty closely associated to books and mental health! I am not being sponsored by Bird and Blend Tea, I just love them so much! (Though if they want to sponsor me, hit me up pls.)
I’m not sure when I discovered Bird and Blend Tea – all I know is that my mum got me their monthly tea subscription two years back, and I haven’t stopped drinking them since! Basically, every month they send three packets of loose leaf tea, each of which makes about 10 cups. Most months they’re themed – so last summer they did a cocktail-inspired month, and in the fall they did a Bonfire night inspired month.
The reason why I keep renewing my subscription is because I love their flavours. They use a variety of types of tea – black, oolong, white, rooibos, etc. And the way they combine ingredients to create unusual flavours is brilliant. For example, their bananas and custard tea? Incredible. And their matcha? Fabulous! (My boyfriend really likes their salted caramel matcha, but they also have Nordic berry matcha, mermaid matcha, and ice cream matcha, among others!)
Right now they’ve got a couple of Valentine’s Day specials:
However, my favourite is whenever they do Christmas and winter specials. My boyfriend and I are a little bit obsessed with their Fairytale of NY tea, which tastes like Irish coffee. And their Snowball one is coconut and chocolate flavoured, and I genuinely can’t get enough of it.
I mainly get their loose leaf tea. This is because they have these amazing steepers that make using loose leaf tea super easy. They show how to use it on their website, but basically you steep the tea in this infuser, and then it filters out the leaves when you hold it on top of a mug. (Does that make sense? The video is better.)
If you’re not into loose leaf tea, they also do tea bags that are biodegradable. And, as I discovered when writing this post, they do iced tea bags! How great is that?!
A 50g pouch of tea ranges from around £3 to £6, I think depending on the ingredients and whether it is a special edition tea. I think that’s pretty good personally, because so many of the teas are flavours that you really wouldn’t get anywhere else. And if you’re not sure that you’ll like a flavour, they also do a bunch of their flavours in individual tea bags.
Unfortunately I don’t live near any of their shops, but they also do tea blending workshops, which is my literal dream come true. When I move closer to London, I’m going to high-tail it down to their Angel shop!
In this tea aficionado’s perspective, Bird and Blend are great. If you live within the US or EU, I would seriously consider giving them a try.
(Did you like this post? Would you be interested in more posts that are non book or mental health related? Let me know!)