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Pu'erh tea - Medium caffeine

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Vegan friendly & hand blended in the UK

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Ethical & earth friendly loose leaf tea

The Big Smoke Tea
Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 24 reviews

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An addition to the Chinese Pu-erh family, the Teabird's in our London Borough store have brought the industrial revolution to life with this smoky and full-bodied loose leaf tea blend! Experience the old bricks of London's Borough and enjoy this Brew-Tea-ful blend!

Each store has it's own blends, designed to represent the people and the local area. Check out the other blends!

Ingredients

Ingredients

Chinese Pu-Erh Tea, Ginger, Lemongrass, Lapsang Souchong Black Tea, Red Peppercorns

Warning: Packed in an environment that contains nuts.  

Please check out our allergens page for any queries you may have regarding ingredients.

Our Tea Mixologists say...

Our Tea Mixologists say...

You'll Love Me If You Like: The Digester &  Smoky Russian

Tea Mixologist Top Tip: Try me with a dash of creamy oat milk!

1 heaped teaspoon per cup - 100° water - 4 mins - with milk. If you are enjoying this blend without milk we would recommend a 2-3 mins brewing time.

Sustainability & Ethics

Sustainability & Ethics

🌎  Plastic free & biodegradable tea bags since day one

🌎  100% of our product packaging is recyclable and compostable and plastic free!

🌎  All of our online order packaging is recycled & recyclable 

🌎  All cups, straws & lids used in our stores are plastic free

🌎  81,896 trees planted to offset carbon, and counting! 

🙌  Over £45,330 raised for over 30 good causes with our ChariTEA programme

medium caffeine tea cup icon

Pu'erh tea - Medium caffeine

vegan icon

Vegan friendly & hand blended in the UK

eco icon

Ethical & earth friendly loose leaf tea

average rating 4.5 out of 5
Based on 24 reviews
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83% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
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Reviewed by Chris
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Rated 3 out of 5

Not quite what I expected

I was looking for a good, new smokey tea when I came across this. Unfortunately the smokey aroma didn’t come through, even when brewing for way longer than the recommended time - it was more spicy than smokey. My partner hates smokey tea but she quite liked this one so it didn’t go to waste. I’m sure this will be a great blend for some but it’s just not quite my cup of tea.

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Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Hi Chris,

I'm so sorry The Big Smoke wasn't smoky enough!! Have you tried our Smoky Russian blend? It is super smoky and maybe the perfect cuppa for you?

Marlie @ B&B

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Reviewed by Lisa C.
Verified Buyer
Rated 5 out of 5

Amazing and interesting

So far I am loving this tea most of all the ones I've tried so far from Bird & Blend. It's a wonderful, smoky, fragrant, "savoury" tea. The ginger and lemongrass have a good balance, but the smoke is what brings it all together. It's a stronger smoke than a Russian Caravan but not as much as a full Lapsang. I can't detect so much pepper so far but it may depend what balance of ingredients you get in each cup (my second cup seemed more lemongrassy than my first). I'd recommend it as a good alternative to chai for people that struggle with chai or are tired of the cinnamon/clove flavours.

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Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Big Smoke. I think you'd love Bonfire Toffee as it's slightly less smoky than this, but with the delicious toffee apple flavour too! Ian @ B&B

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