Winter is Coming

Tea type
Herbal Pu-erh Blend
Ingredients
Blue Cornflowers, Ginger, Peppermint, Pu Erh Tea, Red Peppercorns
Flavors
Mint, Spicy, Peppercorn, Peppermint, Stonefruits
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Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 9 oz / 265 ml

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  • “Day 6 of our Advent Tea Swap. From amandastory516. I did a quick search online to see if I could find more information about this tea, but it looks like it’s no longer available. I wonder why...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A sample gift from Martin, thank you! Exhausted today so no long reviews or precision brewing. Just a good heaped teaspoon of tea and boiled water. It was soothing tea, very pleasant. I didn’t get...” Read full tasting note
  • “There is not much of puerh left in this blend. Lots of peppermint there. So, that said it is naturally very refreshing even prepared grandpa. There are some bold base, which is I assume puerh base....” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Fiery ginger & chilli spices working in harmony with cool peppermint make this blend the perfect preparation for the coming chills of winter! Brew up a steaming mug of this brew to keep you safe & warm, whilst the storm rages outside!

Chief Mixologist Krisi says: Hopefully our fans aren’t going to need me to point out the reference to our favourite TV show (cough, novel)! I wanted to create a blend of cool flavours like mint contrasted with fire-y spices in homage to the Kingdoms of the north & the south. Think Kung Flu Fighter but with a Pu’erh depth… Oh and I am also very excited to add a new Pu’erh blend to the Wall (no pun intended!)!

Top Brewing Tip: This one has to be brewed up steaming hot, with a squeeze of lemon & a dash of honey, if you are trying to ward off a winter cold!

You’ll Love Me If You Love: Jack Frost, Kung Flu Fighter, A Night Before Christmas (launching in December 2019)

Ingredients

Chinese pu-erh tea, ginger, peppermint, red peppercorns, chilli, blue cornflowers.

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5 Tasting Notes

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Day 6 of our Advent Tea Swap. From amandastory516.

I did a quick search online to see if I could find more information about this tea, but it looks like it’s no longer available. I wonder why since this is a really nice tea, and creative too with the fire and ice concept. It looks like this was released in September so maybe Game of Thrones just lost some of its hype since the finale is done.

I do think the flavor on this is really nice. I definitely get the cooling mint at first sip and feel the tingling spice of the peppercorns at the end. Its a fun idea and comes across well in the tea. I don’t really taste the puerh, but I also don’t really drink it enough to know its flavors intimately.

Not one I’d purchase most likely, even if available, but it’s one I’ll enjoy while I have it.

Now I’m off to enjoy a double date lunch with my brother and his girlfriend, then a surprise Advent activity they’ve set up for us. Have a wonderful day, fellow Steepsterites!

Flavors: Mint, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
tea-sipper

Well, B&B likes their seasonals so with the name being “winter is coming” it probably means the blend was gone by winter. haha

Shae

Oh gotcha, I’m not too familiar with the company but that makes sense.

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A sample gift from Martin, thank you!

Exhausted today so no long reviews or precision brewing. Just a good heaped teaspoon of tea and boiled water. It was soothing tea, very pleasant. I didn’t get any of the ginger or tea, just peppermint and a little spice from the peppercorns.

Finished my cup so that’s always a good sign!

Flavors: Peppercorn, Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML
Martin Bednář

You are welcome

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There is not much of puerh left in this blend. Lots of peppermint there.

So, that said it is naturally very refreshing even prepared grandpa. There are some bold base, which is I assume puerh base. It was as well kind of fruity, I mean stonefruits. Don’t know what brought such taste. Long aftertaste, which I really enjoy!

Keeping the 78 – there are some flaws, which I am not really able to describe, but makes it bit unenjoyable. Maybe too much peppermint – not balanced with puerh?

Flavors: Peppermint, Stonefruits

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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