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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Vote back by YOU for Spring, let us re-introduce Purple Rain!

Founded by children of the 80’s, with inherited vinyl collections, the Bird & Blend family were always going to have a soft spot for Prince. This Parma Violet brew is deep purple in colour + its floral notes are the perfect tribute.

First flush Darjeeling black tea, Ceylon black tea, hibiscus, mallow flowers, flavour.

Warning: Packed in an environment that contains nuts.

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I’ve been putting off tasting this for the last 6 months because I was worried I would love it and I wouldn’t be able to get it again. Tea logic. I saw it was available on the Bird and Blend VIP website again, so finally decided to brew up a cup. Yeesh! Thankfully I have August Uncommon’s Black Metallic as a lovely violet tea to indulge in, because this is not what I was hoping for. It’s just straight hibiscus with a whisper of violet. Not sure why the hibiscus was necessary in this blend, but it kind of ruined it for me.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Sour

Roswell Strange

Definitely agree with you!

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11417 tasting notes

Cold Brew!

It’s not that I’m anti-hibiscus in general, but I do dislike when it gets thoughtless tossed into tea blends (usually for colour) where it doesn’t make sense and takes over the flavours. ‘Cause while hibby does add a beautiful colour, that comes with a very distinct tartness! That’s been my main issue with this blend – the hibiscus is too tart/sour for the delicate violet notes that are so beautiful…

Cold brewing made a big difference in terms of flavour; the cold water extracted much less acidity and sharpness from the hibiscus and so while it was still a present element of the flavour I got to taste a lot more of the violet in the infusion and it was softer/smoother overall. I wouldn’t say it was INCREDIBLE prepared this way, but it was definitely good and I think I’ll have to really keep that in mind going through the rest of this tea…

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