Tea type
Black Food Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Creamy, Marshmallow, Soft, Sweet, Coconut, Cream, White Chocolate, Chocolate, Nutty, Artificial, Cocoa, Cookie, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Bitter
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 13 oz / 379 ml

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  • “I have been drinking this tea a lot with fairytale of NY, well not with with xD, but i cycle between them and from all the teas i have i drink these two a lot, and honestly this one is truly lovely...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021: Day 18! Creamy coconut on a muted black tea base. I don’t get much chocolate, but that’s OK with me. This was nice and tasty without being cloyingly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Day 4 of Bird and Blend’s 2020 Advent Calendar – I’ve had rotten luck with a lot of coconut-centric teas in the past. Either something (likely the coconut) in them had gone off by the time I got to...” Read full tasting note
    83
  • “B&B Advent 2021 Day 18 This smells strongly of coconut and melted dark chocolate (more like 70% dark chocolate) – delicious. The scent doesn’t come across as strongly in taste, a bit more...” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Our most famous Christmas tea blend scooped a Great Taste Award for its chocolate chips in plenty, coconut flakes in tons and a sprinkle of mini vegan marshmallows to finish it off- the perfect Christmas Snowball.

Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, cocoa shells, desiccated coconut, cocoa nibs, red cornflowers, vegan marshmallows (glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, water, dextrose, carrageenan, maize starch, hydrolyzed rice protein, vanilla flavouring, polyphosphate, colour E162, colour E171), flavouring.

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38 Tasting Notes

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I have been drinking this tea a lot with fairytale of NY, well not with with xD, but i cycle between them and from all the teas i have i drink these two a lot, and honestly this one is truly lovely and sweet i love it so much, i always have a tea bag with me wherever I go, i am addicted to that shit damn it xD, even tho its not my favourite tea but i do enjoy it a lot, also i know it’s summer and its kinda inconvenient to drink hot tea right now and to be honest it’s kinda a hell of a thing to do but i am still drinking it and enjoying every sip.

I mean i don’t really drink every day and every evening cause if do it would have been over by the first week i got it knowing how much tea i consume on a daily basis, ok i don’t make too much sense and i am talking too much but hear me out GIVE IT A DAMN TRY its worth it

Ps: thank you for these amazing tea, i love you so much !

Flavors: Creamy, Marshmallow, Soft, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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95 tasting notes

Bird & Blend Advent Calendar 2021: Day 18!

Creamy coconut on a muted black tea base. I don’t get much chocolate, but that’s OK with me. This was nice and tasty without being cloyingly coconutty, and it didn’t lose flavor even after it cooled off in my KeepCup. I would’ve liked to sit and savor it a little more, but I’m getting an oil change for my trusty steed (read: 14-year-old Prius) this morning and wanted to get out the door on time.

I have no complaints about this easy drinker.

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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Day 4 of Bird and Blend’s 2020 Advent Calendar – I’ve had rotten luck with a lot of coconut-centric teas in the past. Either something (likely the coconut) in them had gone off by the time I got to them, or it just smelled like it. And how it smelled, it tasted and I couldn’t get behind them. I went in to this tea with mixed expectations – everything should be fine, smelled fine… but experience warned me to be on guard!

I need not have worried – this was absolutely lovely, and honestly my first good experience with coconut in tea in ages! Whilst I imagined it being evocative of a (milk or dark) chocolate snowball, in the cup what I was reminded of a white Ferrero Rocher snowball – creamy, light, with a refreshing hit of coconut. I’ve never been the greatest fan of those little chocolate nuggets (though neither will I turn them down!), but this was even, I would say, an improvement on them! Whereas white chocolate can quickly get overpoweringly sweet, the creaminess in this tea was gentle and well-balanced. I’m finding so far with the B&B teas that they accomplish more with the flavour themselves (and less with subtler sweeteners) than I’m used to, and it’s really been interesting to find something can feel sweet without actually being so. Did I pick up on marshmallow or dark/milk chocolate? No – but what I got was delightful anyway, and a welcome end to the decade of coconut horror I’d grown accustomed to!

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, White Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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B&B Advent 2021 Day 18

This smells strongly of coconut and melted dark chocolate (more like 70% dark chocolate) – delicious. The scent doesn’t come across as strongly in taste, a bit more watered down, but it could be my enormous mug XD. The chocolate takes a backseat and the coconut is more at the forefront. Overall, a tasty cuppa!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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My 1,000th tasting note!

I thought about choosing something special to mark the occasion, but in the end I’d had this one set aside to try so I went with it. Kind of regret it now. This isn’t really what I expected. I mean, it’s chocolate and coconut, but it’s kind of a weak chocolate and I’m not tasting any sort of marshmallow flavor. I bought it around the holidays, so I don’t think it would be too old yet. Maybe I’ll try two teabags next time instead of one.

The good part about the whole thing is that I got to celebrate my thousandth tasting note with my younger brother. I haven’t seen him in a couple of months since we’re still being really careful, but he needed to come by and get a few things out of the attic so we took some time to visit and have tea. He had a really delicious-smelling Earl Grey, which might have added to my instant regret over my tea choice.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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620 tasting notes

Blech! This is ruined with age. Damn you, coconut! It’s all I can taste. When it was still hot, the sweet creamy coconut and chocolate was sort of mildly present before a slightly sour aftertaste, but now my cup is cooling the rancid coconut has completely taken over. Rating based on how it was when it was good. I’ll have to purchase more next winter and give this tea the write-up it deserves, because it really was very tasty once.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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825 tasting notes

This tea was the one in the Christmas gift set I was most excited about, as I love anything coconut! And this one delivers flavor-wise with strong notes of chocolate and coconut with a hint of creamy sweetness from the marshmallows. I do wish the base tea were a bit more present, as the flavor seems a bit on the thin side. It definitely needs a touch of milk to bring out its full potential. Not the best blend of this type I’ve ever had, but still quite good!

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Creamy, Marshmallow, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar Day 11:

This one didn’t work for me. The first sip I could almost taste the chocolate, but it was edged with a bitter bite. The sip ended on an astringent note. I didn’t even finish the cup. So for me, this one is a pass.

Kittenna

Disappointing!

Martin Bednář

I expected way more from this one as well.

Maddy Barone

It’s too bad. But there is bound to be a couple of teas in a collection that don’t work for someone.

tea-sipper

I finished my OLD sample of this yesterday. It seems I enjoyed it more than you did.

Maddy Barone

It has some good reviews, so I know some people enjoyed it far more than I did. It certainly sounded like it would be delicious.

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Really nice, full, sweet black tea — I can’t say I noticed the marshmallows made any huge flavor difference but they looked really cute.

Flavors: Chocolate, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
3 tsp 26 OZ / 768 ML

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There was a glitch in the system when I placed my recent Bird & Blend order, resulting in me ordering a sampler that was already sold out, which was pretty disappointing, as I really wanted to try the included teas! However, to make up for it, I was both refunded for the sampler, and B&B included a whopping 5 samples of other Christmas teas, none of which I had tried. Very generous compensation, so thank you!

This was one of the freebies they sent along, and perhaps the most interesting-sounding of the five, as I like a good desserty chocolate/coconut black. The aroma when I opened the bag was a bit disconcerting though – despite the best before date of January 2020 (I think), it smelled like the coconut was going off. Just barely, but that familiar, dreaded pungency was present. It’s also detectable in the flavour, but as this was a free sample, I’m not too worried about it (though I probably would be sad if I’d paid for this tea.) Ignoring that, the flavour is coconut-creamy, chocolatey, and a bit thin in body though there’s a good amount of flavour – kind of like DavidsTea’s Chocolate Macaroon, if I recall correctly. Not sweet at all, which is good, though it may or may not curb a sweet tooth (I say this while I have a box of cereal out for a midnight snack – yeah, my sweet tooth is not buying this substitute dessert business tonight.) This tea probably is best as a latte, or at least, with added milk for body, so I may try that next time. Which should be soon, as this tea is going to be flagged for coconut which hopefully means I get back to it sooner rather than later…

tea-sipper

Now that B&B has fixed their weak Ceylon base problem, I’d say their only problem now is their fast aging coconut.

Kittenna

Do you think part of the problem is the small shards? Maybe if they switched to large flakes?

tea-sipper

Possibly… somehow the smaller pieces do seem to age faster than bigger pieces.

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