2 Tasting Notes
A mild to medium breakfast tea with a clean taste and a beautiful bright copper color. While certainly not the strongest of breakfast teas, such as one of the Irish variety, Teavana’s Royal English Breakfast is well-rounded, featuring the traditional malty, sweet, and mildly oaky palate with delicate and subtle floral and citrus notes. Not a very bitter tea, and it pairs excellently with cream and sugar.
Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Malt, Oak wood, Sweet
Bearing in mind that this note is in the category of ‘bagged teas,’ I was pleasantly surprised by this selection. The only other Irish breakfast tea I have tried is Twinings, and I find this to be quite different. In my opinion, this tea does a perfect job of being exactly what it purports to be: a strong, malty black tea with some bright notes. I enjoy both loose leaf and bagged teas, and I’d like to mention that I found this tea to have some subtlety of flavor not common amongst bagged teas. If you’re the kind of person who likes a bagged Irish tea, and I realize that not everyone does, then I expect you’ll be greatly satisfied with this one.
Flavors: Citrusy, Dark Bittersweet, Malt, Nutty