Sensiblyscript’s Take on Lapsang Chai by Bluebird Tea Company. . . .

Steeping specs: One teaspoon at 212 degrees for 4 minutes in 1 cup of water. This was an exciting idea for a tea. I’ve tried actual lapsang souchong once and couldn’t get through my mugful (maybe it was a bad idea to add milk, but I couldn’t stand it without milk either so I figured it couldn’t hurt anything). It’s not because I don’t like smoky flavors, either. I love smoked meat (I mean, BACON, right?), and I love campfires although it’s true I don’t eat them. But combining smoky tea with other strong spices that I know I like Read More


Vicky’s Sponge Cake from Bluebird Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Black Where to Buy:  Bluebird Tea  Tea Description: Think vanilla sponge cake with a dollop of raspberry jam! There is nothing better than a cuppa and cake (except perhaps a cake flavored cuppa!) and did you know it was our good old queenie Victoria who invented the Vicky Sponge? Guess the name gives it away a bit! She loved taking afternoon tea with her home girls but decided they needed some extra nourishment to last until dinner. Cake it is then! We like your thinking QV! Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, Coconut, Strawberry granules, Freeze dried raspberries, Raspberry leaves. . Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I Read More


New House Blend Black Tea from Bluebird Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Bluebird Tea Co. Tea Description: Perfect for those who like a stronger Earl Grey, our New House Blend is a full bodied blend of whole leaf Earl Grey and Assam. Enjoyed for years at founder, Mike’s, family home, The New House, where his family created this blend when he was just a boy! Learn more about this blend here. Taster’s Review: When I am given a new-to-me Earl Grey tea to try, I’m as excited as a kid in a candy store.  Earl Grey is my favorite “flavor” of tea – so long Read More