The other tasting notes for this tea are confusing to a beginner (me)….some said it was Assam, some Ceylon….but I was getting something stronger from this tea….so I went to Harney & Sons website and this is what they said about this particular tea:

“The mellow dark honey flavors of the Kenilworth (Sri Lanka) and complemented by the citrus and spice of the Kenyan Milima. They work perfectly with milk and sugar.”

Well kiss a fat frog on the butt, they are right! I love African black tea, so it all makes sense now. And this is a smooooooth tea. Royal English Breakfast isn’t just a “slab” of taste….there is some “space” in the taste that makes it more refined somehow. There’s a teensy touch of citrus that is just barely noticeable, even through the honey and milk that I use in all my tea. Don’t get me wrong, this is nowhere near a pinky in the air cup of tea. This is a bright alternative when an English Breakfast tea drinker wants something just a bit different. No teacup. Get a mug. :)

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Spot or pot, I love a cup!

I learned to drink tea while living in Dublin in the early 80’s, so as you can imagine, I am a hearty brew lover, and take tea with milk and honey. I am trying to expand my horizons with tea….that is why I’m now on Steepster! Joined in January 2014.

Currently loving strong black teas that hold up to milk and honey well. I have a curiosity about keemuns and yunnans, but smoky ones are out. Green and white teas are off my radar, but making little forays into oolong and darjeeling tea. Herbal? So far only cacao tea has gone into regular rotation in my tea routine.

I do like some naturally flavoured teas…almond, vanilla, cardamom, ginger. This seems to be mostly in the cooler months…but mostly I’m an unflavoured tea drinker.

Life is too short for bad tea and bad bread.


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