Great tea for starting the day. I’ve enjoyed a good cup of English Breakfast for several years now, and the only time I’ve ever truly been disappointed by an English Breakfast blend was when I started working at Teavana. Their blend is not very bold and leaves much to be desired. The version at Starbucks, however, seems to be a different blend, despite being sold as a Teavana tea. The colour of the leaves is darker, the aroma is more pleasing, and the tasty is richer and much more malty. This tea makes me happy, and I can only hope that it replaces what Teavana currently stocks soon.
As for brewing, make sure that you’re using heaping teaspoons if you’re not using a Teavana Perfectea measure spoon, as their spoons are about 1/3 larger to accommodate for the bulkiness of the tea. Teavana recommendations would be 1-1.5 tsp per 8 oz hot water, and because I like mine stronger, I lean towards the 1.5 tsp per 8 oz recommendation. Be sure you have your water hot. 205F is best in my opinion, as there is something about an English Breakfast that just requires hotter water (this is also true for Earl Grey and Earl Grey Creme).
Best of luck brewing, and I look forward to drinking this tea for many years to come!
Flavors: Malt, Oak wood, Tobacco