A month or so ago whilst on the hunt for the perfect mint green tea Kate stumbled upon Birdhouse Tea Company. Luckily for both of us with a name like Birdhouse there was no way Kate could scroll past without investigating further!
Birdhouse Tea Company’s collections of blends are inspired by their favourite places and things; Sheffield where they are based, Yorkshire, Peak District and Sweet Shop. You may remember us trying Botanical Gardens from the Sheffield collection on our hunt for the perfect mint green tea and this blend got us really excited to try more of Birdhouse’s blends!
We were lucky enough for the lovely folk at Birdhouse to send along some samples with our order for us to try out, below we are tasting a selection of Birdhouse’s herbal teas…
Love – You’re My Cup Of Tea
£3.95 for 60g. Ingredients; Chamomile, Rose Petals, Rose Buds & Pink Cornflower Petals.
You may remember us talking about one of Kate’s favourite teas – Dozy Girl – a chamomile, lavender and rose blend by Bluebird tea. This blend is a lovely alternative if you aren’t a fan of lavender, it is soothing yet refreshing, a hug in a mug if you will!
Sweet Shop – Lemon Bon Bon
£3.95 for 60g. Ingredients; Lemon Peel, Apple Pieces, Hibiscus, Rosehip.
The moment we opened the packet for this tea we were instantly greeted with the aroma of lemon bon bons. We were even more excited to try this tea and find that Birdhouse backed up the amazing smell with full on Lemon Bon Bon flavour something that alot of fruit teas dont do. We cannot wait to cold brew this tea and of course we will keep you posted on how it tastes!
Yorkshire – Rhubarb
£3.95 for 60g. Ingredients; Rhubarb, Apple, Hibiscus, Elderberries, Rosehip, Cornflower Petals.
This rhubarb fruit tea is beautifully sweet and takes you back to your childhood sucking on rhubarb and custard sweets. It is all the best bits was rhubarb without that sharpness you can sometimes get, think rhubarb crumble after your Sunday dinner.
Birdhouse also have collaborated with Kacao Chocolaterie to create a range of tea infused chocolate. We were lucky enough to try some of their Aztec Chai Chocolate, this was a beautifully milky chocolate with warm subtle hints of chai. Kate actually added some to a chilli she was making and the flavours really added a nice depth to the chilli. We have got our eyes on the jasmine green tea and yorkshire rose chocolates too, hopefully Birdhouse start selling them online soon or we may just have to take a trip to Sheffield!
We will be reviewing more of Birdhouse’s tea blends in the near future so keep an eye out! As always we love hearing about new tea companies, please let us know your favourites!
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