Tea type
Black Chai Food Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Coffee, Creamy, Vanilla, Chocolate, Mocha, Spices
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 297 ml

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  • “Finally! Flavoured black tea in subscription! Okay, I had it in the morning, now it is an evening. It was delicious creamy coffee-like tea. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of the chai in my two...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Much better today! I’m having a good tea-day, apparently. Everything is there – it’s creamy chocolate and roasted coffee at first, and then cardamom and ginger bring out the warming chai spices at...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “321/365 This was my Friday tea at work yesterday – I needed something to keep me awake, and although I don’t drink coffee, this seemed like a good compromise! I feel like this one’s changed since...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “Weekend sipping… Mocha Chai + a sprinkle of Bluebird’s Great British Cuppa + cocoa powder and vanilla powder (Wild Foods Co), steeped in almond milk. I’m not usually a fan of chai teas but I wanted...” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Three of our all-time favourite beverages combined in this malty black tea blend – Chocolate, Coffee and Chai. Real chocolate drops, heaps of warming spices and whole coffee beans balance brilliantly in this Autumn chai, especially good with milk!

How we’re drinking it: Turn this coffee chai treat into a hot choco-latte by topping a strong tea concentrate with a scoop of cacao powder, a spoonful of brown sugar and hot, foamy oat milk!

Ingredients
Ceylon black tea, cacao bean, chocolate chips (sugar, cacao, emulsifier soya lecithin), coffee beans, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla pieces, flavour.

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14 Tasting Notes

80
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Finally! Flavoured black tea in subscription!

Okay, I had it in the morning, now it is an evening.
It was delicious creamy coffee-like tea. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of the chai in my two tea spoons I have used. I noticed the vanilla in and I liked that as well.

But somehow I was really enjoying it and looking forward getting more.

Personal: We are redoing a bathroom for my grandma completely, so we are covered (people, not the tea) in dust. No mood to drink hot drinks as it is quite hot. Not today though. Luckily the company will do it later, but we do the most dirty jobs :)

Second thing: unfortunately it seems I won’t be able to get my degree as I have failed last exam and it seems there is no way to re-do it. Long story short, I was cheating. I didn’t had to, but probably because of stress and others doing it, I did that as well.

Third: I had an job interview on Monday and Tuesday. First company will let me know if they want me to the end of this week, the second will write me next week, probably on Friday, if I pass to the second round. None of them is tea industry.

Flavors: Coffee, Creamy, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
AJRimmer

I was considering buying some of this as a gift for someone. Good to hear that you like it!

ashmanra

Renovation is hard, dirty work. You are a great blessing to your grandmother! I hope you hear good news on the job search soon!

Shae

I have some of this one I haven’t even opened yet. I’m glad to read that it’s a good one!

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Much better today! I’m having a good tea-day, apparently. Everything is there – it’s creamy chocolate and roasted coffee at first, and then cardamom and ginger bring out the warming chai spices at the back of the sip. There’s a bit of a weird misplaced cola note right at the end, but that’s something I’ve noticed with ginger in teas sometimes. For a tea with coffee beans, I’d prefer a more robust base which could stand up against the punchy flavours of the coffee and spices more, and maybe take some milk, but it’s still a really nice cup and one which I could happily sip on all afternoon. The name just screams ‘breakfast tea’ to me, and it’s never strong enough to stand up to my expectations for an early morning cup. Still, I’m bumping my rating from 66 because it’s definitely delivering what it promises today.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
tea-sipper

There are so many B&B blends I want to buy again. Someday! haha

Nattie

I have a list the size of my arm for when I finally let myself buy tea again! (:

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90
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321/365

This was my Friday tea at work yesterday – I needed something to keep me awake, and although I don’t drink coffee, this seemed like a good compromise! I feel like this one’s changed since last time I tried it – the ingredients list is very different now to the one that’s on the tea description page. It’s been slimmed down, shall we say? It’s still a black tea base, but now with only cocoa nibs, caradmon, cinnamon, and coffee beans. Simple enough!

I prepared my cup with milk, since chai without milk seems like the worst contradiction in terms to me. There’s lots of cocoa, which is dark and nicely chocolatey, and it pairs well with the coffee which is also distinctively prominent. It’s definitely still tea, but there is a real mocha vibe going on, which is exactly what I was hoping for.

The spicing is fairly prominent also – cardamon, mostly, but with a touch of cinnamon also. All apsects of this blend seem to complement each other well, and it’s a great morning tea. It helped me to get through Friday, that’s for sure! This is another one I must try and remember not to overlook.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Weekend sipping…

Mocha Chai + a sprinkle of Bluebird’s Great British Cuppa + cocoa powder and vanilla powder (Wild Foods Co), steeped in almond milk.

I’m not usually a fan of chai teas but I wanted something warm and caffeinated to help me wake up early Saturday morning. Holy smokes! This really hit the spot. I had the first cup warm and I enjoyed the remainder over ice in my mason jar mug. Warm it tasted a bit like a Mexican hot chocolate – the spicy (not hot) chocolate flavor accented with vanilla. Iced it tasted like melted chocolate ice cream with very subtle spiciness. Spicy teas aren’t my thing, but this is one of the better chai blends I’ve tried.

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Well, I’m not really into those Asians’ spices to added into teas, But this one is quite well mixed. Without having added cardamom, it may be better off for me.

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I got a lovely parcel in the mail from Nattie a couple days ago – a swap from England! An English swap! I’m technically 1/4 British, a fact I’m very proud of. I have family over there to meet one day.

For NOW – i shall drink the tea!

I brought any samples that were teas which could be prepared with boiling water to work, because those are easiest to make with the crappy kettle we have in our little kitchen. And believe me I am happy we have a kettle at all!

I was pretty pumped to try this one, based on the smell.

It didn’t disappoint me, it was a tasty alternative to an after lunch dessert.

I found a nice blend between the coffee/mocha, and chocolate and chai spices. The base wasn’t SUPER strong but definitely made for a hearty enough cup and i did add milk as well.

Maybe I could just let it steep a bit longer next time… Nattie was generous enough to give me enough for 2-3 cups!

Thanks :)

Nattie

I usually steep my bluebird blacks for a while – like 7 or 8 minutes – to get the most flavour out of it. I find their base/bases are usually very forgiving. It takes a lot to make it go bitter. I’m glad you liked it! (:

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Additional notes: Even though I basically wait around until B&B has free shipping for international drinkers, I stayed strong and didn’t buy any tea this time around. Basically what kept me strong was thinking of all the kind Steepsterers who have sent me tea, especially this year (or late last year). So thanks for keeping me strong, tea buds. :D I REALLY hope this is a free shipping event that pops up every year though. The teas I love more are limited or seasonal, so that also factored. But I don’t think their ‘permanent wall’ teas are ever really on sale… so free shipping might be the only discount available to the permanent teas. Next time!
I was revisiting this one, somehow this has more flavor when I waited to steep after the water cooled for around 18 minutes and used a teaspoon and a half. I can’t imagine a half teaspoon would make that much of a difference, but somehow it did. (However, the new base might be stronger.) So many lovely flavors mingling. Sipdown next time.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5 minute steep

Roswell Strange

Apart from some of the matchas, the only year round tea that I really adore from them is the Rhubarb + Cuastard rooibos. I bit with this sale though and got some Easter teas, the Purple Rain (because I am so intrigued by violet teas right now), and a new matcha…

tea-sipper

I love Rhubarb & Custard too. One of my favorites. I’m glad a few Steepsterers are supporting B&B during my tea buying hiatus. :D

Arby

I’m so tempted to order from B&B but I can’t justify the price. It would be at least $140 CAD (75 British pounds) and there is no point making an order of just a few things when you are paying shipping anyway. Oof I wish they included their seasonal/limited options in their pick and mix 10 pack.

tea-sipper

But you missed the free shipping to the world, Arby. And I’m always suggesting group orders.. you can do a group order with Canadians. :D

Kittenna

@Roswell – we totally should have coordinated. I got Easter teas too, which I definitely did not need 50g each of!

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