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. 


Hot Cross Bun

Product Reviews


Based on 32 reviews


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.



Taste great, no need added sweetener! love it


Yum yum!

Such a delicious tea, and low in caffeine too. I have drunk all of my first order and just put in a second to get stocked up!


Easter Excellence

A really nice tea - unexpectedly vanilla flavoured but with a good kick of cinnamon and fruit.


Hot Cross Bun Tea

This is my favourite tea that I’ve tried so far!! So nice x


Not Cross about these buns

The delicious scent of Hot Cross Buns just leaps out at you when you open the pack. It's so fruity/cinnamony it makes your mouth water. I'm with Elizabeth D. These really do need to be renamed Toasted Tea Cake and kept year round. Easter can keep the Egg Nests :D


Not X cross buns but good

When I first tried this tea, I didn't think I liked it very much, yet after my first cup I found myself craving more of it. I'm not sure it really tastes like hot cross buns, but it does remind me of baked goods, and I like it as a breakfast tea to start my day or as a mid-afternoon tea with a slice of cake. It's definitely best with milk, and it has a natural sweetness although sometimes I add honey if I want to bring that out more. My only real complaint is that there are a lot of very small bits in the tea that escape while it's steeping and float around in the tea...Read more


I can't get enough of

I can't get enough of the hot cross bun tea! With milk and two sugars this is just like drinking a normal cup of tea and eating a hot cross bun - the flavours and smells are spot on! I love the fact that with the Rooibus base it is caffeine free so I can drink more of it at work. I hope that this one stays available all year round - maybe renamed to toasted tea cake for the rest of the year?


Deliciously Cozy

This tea smells exactly like Hot Cross Buns and has an incredibly similar cozy and fruity taste. If you like the breakfast bread, you'll love this tea. Even if you don't, this is a fantastic option for warm weather, to cozy up to Netflix with!


Hot x bun.. In a

Hot x bun.. In a cup.. Amazing


I must admit, I have

I must admit, I have never tasted hot cross buns in my life. So my comparison to the real thing will be lacking, but sometimes a clean slate is nice. When I sipped this cuppa, I enjoyed the warm cinnamon "baking" flavour. I can now say that I will be trying the real hot cross buns very soon!

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