Campfires & Vampires

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Cinnamon, Clove, Natural Flavours, Red Peppercorns, Rose Petals, Sencha
Flavors
Cinnamon, Clove, Dry Grass, Floral, Lemon, Mineral, Peppercorn, Perfume, Rose, Butter, Powdered Sugar, Sweet, Soap
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 285 ml

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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

If wafts of cinnamon, rose & cloves catch you unawares when you are alone in the woods, take care as the legend goes they are the telltale scents that a vampire is nearby!

Ingredients
Chinese sencha green tea, cinnamon, cloves, rose petals, red peppercorns, natural flavouring.

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901 tasting notes

This tea is all nose and no mouth. Loads of rose perfume. And the base green tea sucks. The aftertaste is a little lemony but mostly like walking past some obnoxiously perfumed wannabe high-brow and getting some of their scent in your mouth. I get where Bird & Blend was going with the idea. If this blend were re-imagined, I bet I’d enjoy it given I like green tea, rose and clove and love cinnamon and red peppercorn but the balance is all sorts of off.

Thanks Martin for sharing. It’s not so bad for me that it won’t get finished but it might take a minute ;P

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Dry Grass, Floral, Lemon, Mineral, Peppercorn, Perfume, Rose

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Courtney

“some obnoxiously perfumed wannabe high-brow” hahaha!

derk

True class is in character and developed over time. This tea could use a re-vamping :E

Martin Bednář

Sorry you didn’t like it. I didn’t either! As you wrote… balance is completely off. Too much rose, less of spices. Idea was great!

And I agree with statement “scent in your mouth”. It’s indeed like that.

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2116 tasting notes

Okay, let’s get this over with…

I’m trying this more out of a feeling of obligation than any desire to drink it. I would feel weird not trying a tea at all and just putting it in my swap pile. So here we are. I am fully aware that I will likely hate this, I do not like rose and the dry tea smells overwhelmingly of it…

Yeah no, I hate this. It has a very strong rose flavor that reminds me of perfume, and a bit of a powdery quality. I do get a bit of clove at the end of the sip, which is pleasant enough I suppose.

No, just no.

Flavors: Clove, Floral, Perfume, Powdered Sugar, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

I wasn’t impressed of this tea either.

amandastory516

It seems I’m the only one that really enjoyed this one. I can see why it would be disliked, though.

Cameron B.

To be fair, I really don’t like rose-flavored things, so I fully expected to hate this. XD

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1042 tasting notes

Decided to watch Interview with the Vampire and sip on a mug of this fitting tea. Still loving this blend.

Tiffany :)

How’s the roses on this one.. the ingredients sound nice but I do not like floral.

amandastory516

The rose is pretty strong, so if you’re not a floral fan, I wouldn’t recommend this.

Tiffany :)

Thank you for your feedback Amanda! :) I will remove this from my shopping cart

Martin Bednář

Yep, indeed very rose-y. Way too much for me :D

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1022 tasting notes

While I read in newsletter that last year’s sell out fan returns I was quite hyped. But unfortunately, it is bit of dismal.

I sniffed the new pouch, as it is from OCTOBER 2020 subscription and it was quite nice, but not what I have been expecting. It wasn’t much autumnal at all, rather summery and rose was prevailing. Then some hints of cloves and cinnamon, but overall it was rather soapy.

While brewed, and I haven’t used boiling water, it was about 5 minutes after boiling; it was again some green-rose tea like. On the sips, there some spicy notes appear, but very wanly.

Overall, quite sad. I don’t see reason drinking this in the autumn, as it was rather summer blend. The name sounds great, but it didn’t deliver any of expectations I had.

Flavors: Rose, Soap

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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10884 tasting notes

Geek Steep S1E1 – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Aaaaahhh! After months of preperation and recording, the podcast that I’m doing with my friend Marika officially launched on Thursday! It’s been many hours of love and labour, and is most definitely still an on going project. Basically, our podcast focuses on the exploration of both new and familiar fandoms through conversation shared over tea and pairings while “doing the geek” each week!

I made a discussion board topic with our mission statement/thesis, background on the podcast, an “about the geek” for each of us (though I think most of you know me pretty well) as well as little blog style snippets from Marika for the two episodes that have already aired on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts! We upload an episode every Thursday, and each week focuses on new fandoms and tea!

Here’s the DB topic:
https://steepster.com/discuss/42133-geek-steep-a-new-tea-and-fandom-podcast

Our first episode looked at Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and this was the tea that I chose to drink during the recording of the podcast! Like I explained then, if we have picked episodes that fit the “typical” style of Buffy and weren’t such unique film styles/topics this is likely what I would have chosen to pair with my rewatch. It’s fun, campy and on the nose with the inspiration and that feels really appropriate for this fandom and its episode/narrative style!

In general, this isn’t my favourite tea – but I think I would have enjoyed the thick floral rose and sweet cinnamon notes a little bit more when married with a fandom that I love so dearly! We actually didn’t say it on the podcast, but I have TWO Buffy tattoos!

For our first episode – I think this was pretty perfect!

Our Website: https://www.geeksteep.com/
Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geeksteep/

Listen to us on Buzzsprout:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1286036/podcast/website

tea-sipper

yeah Buffy! My gram once randomly went to a production of ‘Once More with Feeling’ which I could only wish I had been there for that. haha

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