Hey There Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea Post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Bird & Blend – Cream Egg blend. After trying a sample of this blend it actually enjoyed it that much that I broke my tea buying ban and did my very first tea order since February 2019 and broke my tea buying ban. I ordered this blend along with quite a few others and I can’t ait to review them all for this series. I also made that order because my blog is not far off hitting 50K total views and I’m so proud of that so I thought a celebration was in order. I really wanted to post this much closer to Easter in fact my order was due to get here a few days before but sadly my first order got lost so I couldn’t post it, then and I had to wait for a replacement to get to me. Sadly this tea is no longer available on the website but I’m sure it will be back next year.
Here’s what Bird & Blend have to say about this blend over on their website: ”Is there anything that says Easter better than these little egg-shaped bundles of fondant, chocolate-y joy?! We’ve taken the nation’s favourite Easter treat & given it a tea twist… in classic B&B style! Our version is vegan & sugar free too!”
Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea, cocoa nibs, cocoa shells, jasmine blossom, sunflower petals, natural flavouring.
Tea Tasting Notes
I’ll be completely honest with you all when I first heard about this blend and saw that it had jasmine in it I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it, as jasmine is often too strong and overpowering for me and can trigger migraines so I tend to avoid it and because of that had I not tried the sample bag I was sent I definitely wouldn’t have picked this up and bought it in a shop. But, this blend too me by surprise and honestly the jasmine is so subtle that while I was drinking the first cup I had of this I honestly forgot that it was even in there. I’m also not a huge fan of actual Cream Eggs so the fact that I enjoy this so much is really confusing to me because it tastes exactly like them. The reason that I tend to not reach for Cream Eggs though is because they are intensely sugary and often end up giving me tooth ache and those to things deffinelty don’t come with this blend.
So far I have tried this three ways firstly I had it on its own, then I had it with just a little bit (half a tsp) of honey and then finally I tried it as a latte with both milk and honey. Out of all the ways I’ve tried this I think I definitely enjoy this with just honey and as a latte. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it on it’s own because I did, the Ceylon base is beautiful and definitely the right choice for this kind of blend and the chocolate notes provided by the cocoa nibs, cocoa shells and nibs are stronger and creamier than I imagined it would be. It was however missing some sweetness and the addition of just a small amount of honey definitely made up for that and made this feel much more well rounded and made the chocolate notes taste much more like milk chocolate.
As a latte this is definitely very indulgent and you do have to use just a little bit more tea to get a strength that stands its ground against the addition of milk but it is 100% worth it. The added creaminess from the milk (I use Alpro Soya) works wonders for those chocolate notes and makes it taste just like Dairy Milk (which is one of my favourite) and surprisingly the jasmine is still able to come through and provide that fondant like note, which I honestly never would have connected to jasmine if it wasn’t for this blend. I really wish that actual Cream Eggs could taste this good without all the added sugar that would be the dream but until then at least I have this blend to replace them.I’m going to do the best I can to try and make this 50g bag I bought last as long as possible but we all know that probably won’t happen. I just hope this is a blend that Bird & Blend plan on bringing back each year at Easter so I can continue to repurchase it. I know I would much rather have a delicious blend like this each Easter than an actual Easter egg, because this blend gives me that chocolate taste and doesn’t make me feel sick afterwards. This is sadly no longer available on the Bird & Blend website but with how popular it has been this year I am sure it will be back next year. If you’ve got a big sweet tooth like me I highly recommend it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Bird & Blend and purchase some of this tea for yourself, you can do both (when it is available again) here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll do my best answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*This tea was not gifted to me it was purchased by me and was not asked to review. I simply chose to because I have enjoyed drinking it so much and I’ve noticed a lack of in-depth review of it online*