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Herbal Tea
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Flavors
Anise, Cream, Licorice
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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “I enjoy licorice root in tea, but I didn’t like the way this tea achieved the licorice flavor. It was very sour/bitter. But you know what, I probably just overbrewed it, so I won’t rate it. It’s...” Read full tasting note
  • “What the heck is this tea? It’s a weirdie tea. Anyway, it was the cheapest tea during the Bird&Blend sale and really, I’m usually going for any teas on sale that I haven’t tried yet (or...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve been finishing up this sample at work, and…it’s a bit weird, isn’t it? I mean, there’s a lot of butterfly pea flower, and the label says it should brew up blue, but mine is dark purple/red and...” Read full tasting note
    75

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Mermaid Mist is a magical concoction of apple, blackcurrant & blue pea flower with notes of aniseed & liquorice! Add a squeeze of lemon & be hypnotised by the magical colour change!

Mermaid Mist is part of our new Fairytale Collection along with Butter Brew and Belle’s Breakfast.
Our Expert Tea Mixologist’s Top Tip: Simply add water for the full experience…nothing else is needed!

Hibiscus, apple pieces, aniseed, rosehip, blue pea flowers, liquorice, blackcurrant leaves, natural flavouring.

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692 tasting notes

I enjoy licorice root in tea, but I didn’t like the way this tea achieved the licorice flavor. It was very sour/bitter. But you know what, I probably just overbrewed it, so I won’t rate it. It’s too bad because I was looking forward to trying this one, and I used up my whole sample. Thanks to tea-sipper for the swap!

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What the heck is this tea? It’s a weirdie tea. Anyway, it was the cheapest tea during the Bird&Blend sale and really, I’m usually going for any teas on sale that I haven’t tried yet (or favorites that aren’t always in stock – like Spiced Pumpkin Pie). I remember a couple years ago when B&B had a 150gram pouch of Christmas Cake and a couple other teas on sale for around $3!! Now THAT is a sale.
On to the tea: Dry leafed, this one is quite the mystery and has a very unique scent to it. A little bit like licorice but with an odd creamy scent. I’d say the resulting flavor was the same: hints of licorice and something oddly creamy with a hint of tartness (from the rosehips, I’d imagine). I think it needed a bit more to the flavor than licorice and cream but it certainly isn’t a tea I already have around. They say this is a blue tea. It certainly is, probably with the help of these big purple flowers in the blend. The first cup had hints of red, but if I held the cup to the light, the color was a purple/blue. I didn’t even have to add lemon, as the description mentions. After reading the description, I can tell there is aniseed here but this is the second tea I’m having today that should taste like black currant and just doesn’t. hmm. I would advise, if the steeps are done right, the second cup almost tastes exactly the same, but even more blue/purple. So this is not a tea to miss with a second steep! (Usually I’m second guessing herbal teas and how much flavor a second steep would have.) I didn’t want to “burn” the flavor on the first steep, but went full hot boil on the second steep to get as much out of it as I could. This isn’t the best blend from B&B but it is intriguing on all levels, so that’s something. This is not a tea I’d say was a cupboard essential, but it’s unique and I sure loved buying it on sale.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

Flavors: Anise, Cream, Licorice

Mastress Alita

The blue flowers are butterfly pea flower, and if you add lemon juice it’ll make the tea violet/purple by changing the pH level of the tea. I have a bag of butterfly pea flowers and actually had a cup of butterfly pea flower tea the other night, and that’s my favorite way to drink it, with lemon juice and honey.

tea-sipper

But that’s what is puzzling me… the tea was entirely blue both steeps without adding any lemon at all.

Mastress Alita

Right. Butterfly Pea Flower stains tea blue. If you add lemon, it will change color from blue to purple, because it changes the pH levels in the tea from the acid content.

tea-sipper

Oh got it. I guess I can’t tell the difference between the blue or purple in this mug, because sometimes it looks blue and sometimes purple.

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I’ve been finishing up this sample at work, and…it’s a bit weird, isn’t it? I mean, there’s a lot of butterfly pea flower, and the label says it should brew up blue, but mine is dark purple/red and always has been. It tastes like a mixed berry fruit tea, hibi in the main, but with a creamier aftertaste that I do quite like…

I don’t know. Apparently I liked this the first time I tried it because I gave it 75, but now I’m wondering what I was thinking? Maybe (probably) it’s just got old…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Martin Bednář

Then you are using probably too acidic water. I think when it is acidic it should be purple/red. But I am not sure. Trying another water should explain this phenomena.

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