With spring’s biggest calendar events well within sight, tea mixologist company Bird & Blend has launched some inspiring alternatives to sugar-infused gifts. The perfect way to indulge without missing out on flavour, its latest concoctions will appeal to brew lovers as well as those seeking something a little different.
After years working in the tea industry, Krisi Smith decided to use her skills to create a range of innovative, top-quality blends. Alongside her partner Mike, Krisi started Bird & Blend Tea Co. in 2013, and now this independent, award-winning company is on a mission to reimagine the Great British brew!
While it’s Easter (Sunday 12th April) offerings are all about nostalgia, its Mother’s Day (Sunday 22nd March) range focuses on bespoke gifts that are tailored to suit each individual. Chocolate fans will fall head over heels for the company’s brand new Cream Egg blend. This drink-able version of the nation’s favorite Easter treat is the ultimate vegan and sugar-free alternative, balancing Sri Lankan black tea with cocoa nibs, jasmine blossom, and natural flavourings, for an egg-cellent hit of nostalgia in a mug! Priced at £5.55 for 50g, Cream Egg is available in tea bags and loose leaf.
Making a welcome return for the season is the brand’s highly popular Easter Egg Nests tea, which brings back fond memories of baking around the kitchen table! The ultimate wistful brew, it combines Sri Lankan Black tea, cocoa nibs, Japanese Sencha green tea, toasted rice, vegan marshmallows and natural flavourings. Priced at £5.80 for 50g, this beverage has a nutty tang that’s enough to transport you back to your childhood!
Another absolute seasonal favourite – Hot Cross Bun – is back with a bang. Priced at £5.80 for 50g, it mixes Rooibos, Sri Lankan black tea, cinnamon, hibiscus, apple pieces, rosehip, orange peel, vanilla and cranberry pieces, conjuring the aroma and taste of freshly baked buns!
As for Mother’s Day, Bird & Blend has every woman covered. Offering tailored gifts that are aimed to suit individuals down to a T, you can build your own gift box (from £16.99), by choosing up to four blends, to create the perfect gift for your mum! With flavours including Gingerbread Chai and Morning Kick, there’s something for everyone.
Other options include Loose Leaf Tea Gift Packs (from £4.35), in every flavour from Strawberry Lemonade to Honey Bee Beautiful, as well as Tea Experience Bundles (£25) and the World Atlas Of Tea (£20) – Krisi’s brand new book!
Founders Krisi and Mike commented: “We’re on a mission to make people happy with good brews! Leading the way in tea innovation in the UK, our range blends herbs, flowers, and caramels, for truly unique flavour combinations. For Easter and Mother’s Day, people often feel obliged to buy chocolates or flowers, but why not go for a gift that can be tailored to someone’s exacting tastes? Plus, tea is a fantastic vegan and low-calorie alternative for those with dietary requirements!”