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Mastress Alita sent over some generous tea samples along with some of Bluebird’s Candied Yams that I wanted more of… I only had a little left of sample! So THANK YOU SO MUCH Mastress Alita for that amazing tea package! I really appreciate it and hope you love the Bluebird teas I sent over. I think the picture for this tea is the black tea version and not the rooibos that I was able to try here. I really like this rooibos blend. I think it has a balanced mix of the spices and a slight sweet apple flavor. I somehow haven’t ran into a blend like this in all my tea drinking days, which is why samples of unique blends from other Steepsterers are so fun. :D

Flavors: Apple, Spices

Mastress Alita

You’re welcome! I’m new to Bluebird but excited to try them (my boss first name-dropped them to me from some British YouTubers she follows, as everyone at the library knows what a tea addict I am!). I was doing the dirty deed of descaling the kettle today (ugh!) so I have one of their fruity green blends currently cold brewing in the fridge right now. :-)

Nil only has a photo for their black tea version available on their website, but one of the interesting things about their company (other than the “organic” angle) is they have a tea version and an herbal alternative for all their blends. I ran into them at the Portland Saturday Market (a Farmer’s Market on steroids) on a birthday vacation to Portland, Oregon last year. I wasn’t crazy about this blend though, but only because I wasn’t picking up on the apple flavor. It was a nice spice blend though, and I would use it to blend into other teas that I felt were low on the spice sometimes.

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I was a fan of Bluebird when they were hand stitching their tea samples, so I’m glad they are growing so much and people are discussing them on Youtube. :D I didn’t even realize this tea is organic, which makes it even better that it can taste this nice. Also, I wish I could take vacations to Portland. haha :D

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Mastress Alita

You’re welcome! I’m new to Bluebird but excited to try them (my boss first name-dropped them to me from some British YouTubers she follows, as everyone at the library knows what a tea addict I am!). I was doing the dirty deed of descaling the kettle today (ugh!) so I have one of their fruity green blends currently cold brewing in the fridge right now. :-)

Nil only has a photo for their black tea version available on their website, but one of the interesting things about their company (other than the “organic” angle) is they have a tea version and an herbal alternative for all their blends. I ran into them at the Portland Saturday Market (a Farmer’s Market on steroids) on a birthday vacation to Portland, Oregon last year. I wasn’t crazy about this blend though, but only because I wasn’t picking up on the apple flavor. It was a nice spice blend though, and I would use it to blend into other teas that I felt were low on the spice sometimes.

tea-sipper

I was a fan of Bluebird when they were hand stitching their tea samples, so I’m glad they are growing so much and people are discussing them on Youtube. :D I didn’t even realize this tea is organic, which makes it even better that it can taste this nice. Also, I wish I could take vacations to Portland. haha :D

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
aquartertotea.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
eco-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
mandala
Teajo
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com
Davidstea

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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