Scottish Breakfast

Tea type
Black Tea
Assam Melody, Ceylon Sonata, Chinese Keemun Black Tea, Yunnan Black Tea
Malt, Cardboard, Earth, Smoke, Wood
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
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Edit tea info Last updated by JulieWyant
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 g 9 oz / 268 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Whether needed to wash down a full Scottish breakfast or to warm your bones after a walk on the misty moors, our Scottish Breakfast tea will do the trick. Richly blended with Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, and Sri Lankan full-leaf teas, you’ll get a deep cup with malty notes, red fruitiness, hints of smoke and a touch of Yunnan pepperiness. Straight up or with a splash of cream, Scottish Breakfast is also a fine companion for your overdue Robbie Burns indulgence: “O, my Luve is like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June. O, my Luve is like the melody, That’s sweetly played in tune.”

Sir Sean Connery may be Scotland’s most iconic actor. From playing the original on screen James Bond (a role he played seven times) to Indiana Jones’ father Henry in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to Robin Hood and more, he’s been labeled “Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure” and “The Greatest Living Scot.” Breakfast teas, while perhaps less likely to be seen on Hollywood’s red carpet, are equally famous amongst tea aficionados. Typically named English, Irish, or Scottish Breakfast, they are all known for their strength and durability against a hearty breakfast, with Scottish usually being the hardiest.

Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.

About Adagio Teas View company

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I got this for myself because I knew my advent calendar of teas was liable to have a fair number of herbals in it, and in the morning, herbal absolutely doesn’t cut it.

It’s a perfectly nice tea. It doesn’t jump up and grab me the way, say, a Golden Yunnan or other single-source really nice tea does, but it also doesn’t make me sad the way many other blends do. I’m happy to drink the rest of my sample of it over the next month or two, and I’ll buy more if my preferred breakfast Assams are out of stock. It will do very handily.

But it also isn’t Harding Spring. :-)

Flavors: Malt

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nicely bold black breakfast tea

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Discovering Adagio teas, episode #4 (out of 12).

I can’t believe that this tea wasn’t in Steepster database.
Anyway, the smell is not very strong, but dark, very earthy, with very slight smoky character.
And so is the taste, rich and complex, very deep, slightly sweet, almost not bitter.
I like it more than English breakfast teas, but I probably wouldn’t like to drink it on the everyday basis. And for me it’s more an afternoon tea, not a breakfast one.

Flavors: Cardboard, Earth, Smoke, Wood

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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