No. 721 Hunky Dory Breakfast

Tea type
Black Pu-erh Blend
Almond, Carob, Chinese Black Tea, Indian Black Tea, Pu Erh Tea
Almond, Malt, Marzipan, Nutty, Astringent, Tannic
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
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Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 300 ml

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From Paper & Tea

A hearty organic breakfast black tea blend with almond, whole grains and a touch of honey

A good day starts with a nourishing breakfast. With this in mind we have created this medley of hearty black teas, with overtones of malt and fresh pastry and just a note of honey. For a rich and satisfying cup any time of the day.

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13074 tasting notes

Adventaggedon Day 19: Tea 3/8

This was one of my favourites from the first half of the Paper and Tea advent so I was thrilled to just jump right back into a teacup of it. Their black teas have honestly all been so good but this essentially a “Honey Nut Cheerios” type of breakfast blend which feels familiar and quite complimentary to the bold black tea base and honestly just appropriate for a breakfast tea. With a splash of cream that just strengthened the comparison for me and overall it was a very good revisit of this blend I was introduced to earlier this month!


Cheerio tea. I like that concept!

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1275 tasting notes

I have ordered myself a P&T Advent Calendar as, honestly, a sampler of this Berliner company. But I couldn’t order just that, so I took one variety box as well (Good Day Variety Box). They have decided to send it in two packages and although they were scanned very same time on courier service; they decided to deliver variety box only. And with wrong weight… no, the box wasn’t 10.15 kilos heavy. Probably extra zero…

Anyway, I took another new tea today and I had no mood to brew gongfu, I took a bold black tea. At least that were my expectations.

They weren’t met. Sadly, it is pretty simple base (how weird, when there are black teas from India and China; and Chinese pu-erh) and flavouring wasn’t great as well. It contains pure barley malt, which is something I have tried and well, it is pronounced in taste as well in the aroma. But I expected that brisk tea maltiness and unfortunately, nope. It was mediocre in almonds, which are in as well; it was like a bit of marzipan (in the first steep), while in the second steep it was a bit more nutty.

Maybe you now just wonder, why I tried brewing the sachet two times — simply, they suggest doing it.

The base is reminding me rather caramel, but sadly very one-dimensional and very simple. Way too much, especially when there is pu-erh, which can be dark and robust… which I would enjoy with the other notes I have noticed.

For the price I have been expecting more interesting flavour profile.

I searched what “Hunky Dory” means and found out it is name of the Bowie’s album name. Sorry for being so ignorant and not knowing it.

Flavors: Almond, Malt, Marzipan, Nutty

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
Cameron B.

“Hunky dory” is a sort of slang for “fine”. It’s not super common, but it’s used like “everything is hunky dory” meaning everything is going okay.


You’re just a generation and a half too young :) My parents hunky doried regularly!


Showing my age here – my mom also said hunky dory a lot! But I always felt it meant more than just fine or okay, but rather going very well indeed.

Ilse Wouters

In UK with older generations you will still be able to hear “hunky dory” reasonably often. But obviously, the so-called tea isn´t really true to its name ;-)


Oh, and don’t be sorry about nt knowing the Bowie album. I confess I have never heard of it!

Ilse Wouters

BTW, what´s your opinion about “Paper & Tea”? Have you tried other teas of theirs?

Martin Bednář

So, I can say this “Hunky Dory” tea was “Hunky Dory”. Nice! (Or not? Reading ashmanra comment)

Interesting that I never heard about it and we had English teacher who learned us a few “old” words and phrases. I guess Shakespeare’s time was more interesting.

Ilse, I have ordered this variety box to try them out and some teas more than once and then an Advent Calendar as a sampler. So, this was actually very first tea from them for me. I was curious to try them out, so keep an eye on my tasting notes during December to decide if to place an order or not. I hope other teas will be better and better.

Ilse Wouters

@Martin : I´m curious ;-)


Martin, I don’t see you as ignorant. A word or two will escape you sometimes (I don’t think I have ever heard anyone I know actually say the words “hunky dory”, so some words just disappear with time).

Martin Bednář

I meant being ignorant because Bowie’s album. It is not a singer I listen to at all. It’s not my jam. But it’s even more interesting it means something I haven’t thought about at all. Well, not a native speaker problems, huh?

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