Winter is Coming

Tea type
Herbal Pu-erh Blend
Ingredients
Blue Cornflowers, Ginger, Peppermint, Pu Erh Tea, Red Peppercorns
Flavors
Mint, Spicy, Peppercorn, Peppermint
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 oz / 242 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
  • “I had some stuff to do in downtown today, and when I checked the thermometer, I thought that “Winter is coming” is truth. Outside only 7°C (44.6 °F)! But I managed to do everything. And faster than...” 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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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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I had some stuff to do in downtown today, and when I checked the thermometer, I thought that “Winter is coming” is truth. Outside only 7°C (44.6 °F)!

But I managed to do everything. And faster than I thought.

Now I am back home, enjoying a cuppa. And then? A big cleaning up comes.
Prepared grandpa again, one heaped teaspoon. 300 ml glass mug

Colour is copper, opaque, with floating cornflowers. Looks cool!

Taste? Little spicy, but it is not overwhelming. Mint is cooling it immidiately. Bit smoky taste. Warming up blend. Tasty!

Preparation
Boiling 3 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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