Yes you heard us right, our limited edition Easter tea tastes of Hot Cross Buns!


Hot Cross Bun


Hot Cross Bun

Yes you heard us right, our limited edition Easter tea tastes of Hot Cross Buns!




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lProduct Description

At Easter time there are few things better than the aroma of currants, cinnamon and freshly baked buns wafting across the kitchen. When creating an Easter tea we knew we had to pay homage to our favourite Easter treat, so here you have it – Hot Cross Bun tea! Don’t say we don’t treat you every now and again! 


You'll love me if you like: Apple Strudel, Maple Bacon Pancakes, Birthday Cake.


Mixoloists top tip: This brew is great hot, with or without milk. We also enjoy it cold brewed in lemonade!


Learn how to make our favourite Hot Cross Bun Latte!


Rooibos, Sri Lankan black tea, cinnamon, hibiscus, apple pieces, rosehip, orange peel, lapsang souchong black tea, cranberry pieces (cranberry, sugar, rice flour, vegetable oil), flavour.


Warning: Packed in an environment that contains nuts.


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

pBrew the perfect cup

1 heaped teaspoon per cup - 100° water -  4+ mins - with or without milk


Check out our easy 'How to make a perfect cup of loose leaf tea' post on our UniversiTEA blog for more help with brewing tips and techniques. 

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Based on 42 reviews



smells just like fresh hot cross buns right out of the oven, I love to drink it hot with honey and almond milk.


So good!!

This tea is a lovely warm fruity spicy flavour. Love it


Mind-blowing complexity.

A delightful mix of seasonal treats all blended together to make one heavenly beverage. This house heartily approves!



This tea has a slightly spicy, smoky taste and it smells quite close to the real thing. Not enough cinnamon for my liking though, but still a very enjoyable cuppa!


Rich and warming

You probably didn’t realise how much you loved Hot Cross Buns until you try this tea. The smell and taste is comforting and nostalgic. With two types of black tea, rooibos and a world of other ingredients, this is a complex tea unlike anything you’ve tried before. Definitely worth giving a go.


A perfect Easter treat!

Okay, I mostly ordered this out of fascination. How could a tea possibly taste like Hot Cross Buns? Impossible, right? Wrong. Somehow the fabulous artisans at Bird & Blend have managed to harness the familiar, springtime flavor of hot cross buns & make a tea of it. It's sweet, warming & it really does taste of buns. I have found the flavor shines through most if brewed in a pot and served without milk....Read more


hot cross bun yes please!!

this was my first order from Bird & Blend I was so impressed the teas the flavour was lovely the smell was too unfortunately for me I am always on diets so this is as close to the real thing as I get!!

the packing was good and loved the sample and the handwritten note was a lovely touch
I will definitely be ordering again

*It is so important now more than ever to support businesses like this - they have a lovely story (that I took the time to read :)...Read more


Easter Sunday ... in the garden

Possibly my favourite yet :)


Easter treat

This is I think the Fourth time I have had the Hot Cross Bun tea , I enjoy it , nice and easy to drink. , but I would like a bit more spice and a bit more punch please


Tastes like the real thing!

I was unsure about this one so only brought a small bag but it is lovely and really tastes of hot cross buns! It has a lovely warming spiciness to it which was a surprise


The great taste of hot cross bun in a cup

I was sooooo glad when I saw this tea was back again. A great tasting rooibos with a little kick. The only downside is that it's not available all year so stock up.


A unique and tasty blend!

It's tough to tell when to drink this because it is mostly rooibos with a little bit of lapsang souchong. So I’m not sure how much caffeine. On taste or color of the mug, I don’t think there is much black tea here. Only a few black tea leaves within a teaspoon and a half at most. I can’t say I’ve ever had a Hot Cross Bun. But this is a tasty tea. The rooibos is quality from B&B, as always. The first flavor to hit the taste buds is orange. Then slight cinnamon and maybe a bit of cranberry and apple. The rosehips and hibiscus aren’t overwhelming — I can barely tell they’re included (WIN). Possibly a hint of icing flavor here. The second steep is even fuller in flavor. I’m always surprised at the lovely balance that all of the B&B blends have. Every sip mixes things up a bit. So overall, a very tasty, mostly fruity, mostly rooibos blend. It’s very calming and warming. The only thing I would have liked is more of a pastry/bread flavor. I’m glad I bought some of this one.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoon for a full mug// 18 minutes after boiling // 3-4 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5 minute steep
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Fruity and spicy

A hot cross bun in a mug. Honestly. I don't even like normal hot cross buns yet I love this tea. It's fruity with the apple and cranberry pieces and spicy with the cinnamon and the hint of smoky lapsang. Beautiful.


Ummm hot cross bun

Really love a hot cross bun so purchased this instantly when I could! Really lovely flavour really enjoy this tea xx just perfect served with a toasted hot cross bun with butter!!


Tried it as a present

My friend bought me this tea in the bunny teabags. It is absolutely gorgeous, like a relaxing chai! I had to buy more for myself to have.


Nice morning blend or to pair with your afternoon sweet

I really enjoy this blend because it gives me the kick of black tea, and the smooth sweet health benefits of rooibos. The flavor has a nice hint of spice without being overwhelming


A lovely alternative to a breakfast brew

I love this tea! I normally drink strong Assam with a lot of milk and was looking for a lighter alternative. This blend is flavourful enough to be drank with milk, it's smooth, interesting and smells divine too :)


Hot Cross Yum

I absolutely love this tea. I have ordered it by the bucket load as I want to stock up before it disappears as it is limited edition. I have recently given up caffeine and this has really helped. It’s delish.


Hot Cross Heaven

Amazingly how much this tastes like drinking a hot cross bun! For hot cross buns lovers, it is the perfect tea! Very calming and delicious, perfect blend for any occasion!


Delicious fruity blend

I loved this tea! The black tea gave it a robustness that pure rooibos can sometimes lack, and the fruitiness rounded out the flavour extremely nicely. With a dollop of honey, this is a perfect spring treat.

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