Thursday, 10 September 2015

Bluebird Tea Co: Autumn Teas

We are enjoying a brief warmth of the Indian summer. The fruit orchards are laden with heavy red apples and juicy plums, you can still find some late roses in bloom, and the blackberries are quite abundant. Autumn is here, with its changing colours and colder mornings. To celebrate the season, Bluebird Tea Co has released a selection of autumn teas.

Pudina Chai is a minty and spiced Indian Darjeeling masala chai. You will find Assam black tea, ginger, peppermint, Darjeeling black tea, cardamom and lemongrass among its ingredients. It's refreshing and warming at the same time. Pudina means mint in hindi and urdu. I haven't tried mint in a chai before.

Pudina Chai: Bluebird tea co
Pudina Chai: Bluebird tea co

Kung Flu Fighter (love the name) is a cold weather brew, which consists of eucalyptus leaves, aniseed, lemongrass, chilli, echinacea and peppermint. This light-coloured brew does clear the sinuses all right, and tastes more like a medicinal drink than a tea. It is better with a little bit of honey. Ideal for anyone who nurses a cold.

Kung Flu Fighter: Bluebird tea co
Nuts About You is a rooibos-based brew, full of nutty flavours. It contains rooibos, almond pieces, cinnamon, coconut flakes, mallow flowers and flavour. It is a most unusual tea, delicious and invigorating.
This is my favourite new tea from the selection. It has a beautiful aroma of almond essence and a lovely taste. If you love adding tea to baking (e.g. Earl Grey loaf etc), this might be a great ingredient for bakes and cakes. The colour is very autumnal: russet rich, reminding of the baby chestnuts peeled out of their shells.

Nuts About You: Bluebird tea co

And finally - all chai lovers rejoice: a Spiced Pumpkin Pie chai is back! It's a beautiful blend of Ceylon black tea with pieces of carrot, Halloween sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, peanut oil, potato starch etc) as well as spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves and vanilla.

Spiced Pumpkin Pie chai: Bluebird Tea co

 It is delicious on its own, and with a cupcake...

Spiced Pumpkin Pie chai: Bluebird Tea co

... and even more luxurious as chai latte.

Spiced Pumpkin Pie chai latte: Bluebird Tea co

Disclosure: I received a selection of tea from Bluebird tea co for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are mine.


  1. These all sound so lovely! Especially the Nuts About You tea - perfect for cold days!
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  2. Mmm I really like the sounds of 'Nuts About You', definitely my kind of tea, going to have to give it a go methinks! xo

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  3. The teas look lovely and so do your cupcakes!