After the success of Blackbird Coffee and the development of other Blackbird brand products, including furniture and home furnishings, men's clothing and accessories, soaps, and incense, Blackbird now announces the launch of "The Moon," their very first blend of tea.

Our tea doesn't smell like other teas, and it doesn't taste how it smells. For initial inspiration, we went with Lapsang Souchong, a Chinese tea known for its distinct smokey flavor. Lapsang Souchong picks up this flavor from a unique drying process in which the lapsang leaves are smoke-dried over pinewood fires. To this base, we've added a blend of herbs that taste great while supporting focus and mental clarity.

Next in our recipe are Gotu Kola and Tulsi basil, both prized rejuvenative herbs in India. They act as daily nervous system tonics by helping the body adapt to stress, improve focus, and elevate mood. Gotu Kola is used to improve memory, as well as reduce anxiety and mental fatigue. Peppermint is also added, known for its calming effects on the nervous system, as is licorice, which is a strong liver protector and detoxifier.

Blackbird - Tea No. One: The Moon
2 oz. jar
DETAILS: The tea smells like wood smoke; that's really the best way to put it. But the taste, while still bearing mild tar-like tones, is completely different. Mint and licorice take the foreground while a deep herbal blend constructs the backbone. The combination of soot and herbs with licorice and peppermint creates a complex and delicious flavor that matches how we imagine the taste of the moon might be.