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drank Herbal Paradise by Tea & Trumpets
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Makes a refreshing and hydrating tangy rosehip type of brew both cold and hot with a bright accent of dried sour red cherry and woody-sweet cinnamon. Not spicy. I don’t taste the coconut. It’s an organic fruit tea which is cool, but because it is a fruit tea, it’s heavy and I don’t want to pay the price per pound. I do appreciate the consistency of taste and body brewed both cold and hot. It was a nice gift :)

Flavors: Cherry, Cinnamon, Dried Fruit, Pleasantly Sour, Rosehips, Tangy

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drank Mango Peach Fusion by Tea & Trumpets
1101 tasting notes

Tea & Trumpets is a local-to-me Sonoma County tea blender who sets up shop regularly at the farmers market in town. A coworker gifted me, among other tastythings, a couple large bags of their teas for my birthday.

I made a few hours’ long ambient temperature brew yesterday with as much leaf as would fit in my steeper basket. How big is the pitcher? I dunno, 2 liters? Drinking it cold today, it has a really strong flavor! It’s very thrist-quenching and tastes a lot like The Teabook’s Impeachmint Tea which was a very similar blend. Mango Peach Fusion eschews the political snark for great flavor. It’s fruity but low-pitched and sweet because of the red rooibos but also has this thick, slightly herbaceous basil-licorice dimension from the tulsi. The mango flavor is a bit of a mystery, as it usually is in flavored blends. It’s never quite mango, you know? Really digging this one. It’s like a summer sunset.

If you’re out there, Sean, thank you!

Flavors: Basil, Fruity, Herbaceous, Licorice, Mango, Peach, Rooibos, Sweet, Tulsi


I’m going to be in Sonoma through the weekend. Maybe I’ll try to stop by one of their farmers markets!

Evol Ving Ness

You guys have farmer’s markets open now? So jealous. Ours have been shut down for over a year now.

Mastress Alita

Same, Evol. Pretty much everything is open around here and has been for a while (Idaho has been pretty “meh” about the whole “thing that happened in 2020” overall) but I haven’t seen any Farmer’s Markets yet. Or maybe that’s just because our weather doesn’t get nicely spring warm until a little later…

Evol Ving Ness

Wow! Awesome(?) or Boo (?)

Here it is cold, but many farmer’s markets run indoors in normal times with more emphasis on cheeses, baked goods, cured meats, preserves, and such.

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I took a sip of it hot and intended to put the remaining tea in the fridge to have iced later today. I ended up letting it cool and instead swigged it away quickly.

When I think of an Hawaiian Breeze, the last taste my mind conjures is the strong coppery and clear malty taste of this tea. I had a teabag, composed of mostly what I think is Ceylon black tea fannings. It was a bit strong and didn’t merge too well with the passionfruit oil. Hibiscus, is it even there? The tea did taste better cooled to room temp. Strange flavor combination, though.

I want to grow passion fruits something fierce.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Not sure if you saw my message about Banoffee Rumba being back on the VIP page: https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/secretwebsite.html


I did via email, thank you! Been unable to access my messages here once again :/


Oh ok :D I didn’t want you to miss it if you wanted to grab some


How’s the shipping cost from England? I’m considering one or two other teas in addition to banoffee rumba but don’t know if it’s worth it.

Martin Bednář

derk – so pick other ones too! :D
But, as their shipping site says:
Orders up to £12 £4.80
Orders £12.01 – £30 £7.50
Orders £30.01 – £45 £10.20
Orders £45 – £64 £12.90
Orders £64+ FREE

I am happy that I was able to share you this little secret guys!


Yeah, the free shipping limit to the US is $90 which isn’t ideal… but they once didn’t have free shipping at all. Shipping is higher… you could try group ordering with a couple people to get to free shipping?


Thanks Martin. Searching for shipping costs slipped my mind. tea-sipper, I kind of don’t want to be responsible for a group buy from outside the US at this time but I will consider it when worldwide shipping logistics are ironed out. I’ll prob just submit to the shipping cost and hope it arrives.


Oh ok, I understand. Hope you find some good teas though!

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drank Jasmine Rose by Tea & Trumpets
1101 tasting notes

Teabag from a local company! The bag tag has an image of a happy cow grazing with mountains in the background; SONOMA MADE. We’re known for our happy cows here.

Chopped green tea gives a hot hay base flavor. Lots of rose. It’s a beautiful rose with some vague fruitiness and a note of white pepper, light rose bitterness. Jasmine is second place, muted by the rose. I’m getting some returning sweetness.

Floral but it doesn’t go straight to my sinuses. Well balanced. Lovely.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Hot Hay, Jasmine, Nectar, Pepper, Rose

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Doesn’t sound bad! And, well, being a farm kid…anything with happy cows just makes me smile.

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drank Earl Grey Lavender by Tea & Trumpets
1101 tasting notes

This Earl Grey Lavender teabag was super smooth and fresh, unlike me.

The first Steepster review for this local Sonoma County, California, tea company sucks; my emotions got in the way. There are more and better reviews on Tea & Trumpets’ website. I hope to do the next Tea & Trumpets teabag some justice.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lavender, Malt, Smooth

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
Martin Bednář

I like the company name to be honest :)


“his Earl Grey Lavender teabag was super smooth and fresh, unlike me.” lolol Silly you <3

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