English Breakfast Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Assam Black Tea, Ceylon Black Tea, Chinese Keemun Black Tea, Indian Black Tea
Tannic, Tea, Bitter, Malt
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 9 oz / 257 ml

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From Stash Tea Company

Our English Breakfast Tea combines top-quality black teas from premier tea gardens. We blend bright Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka, malty Assam and smooth Nilgiri from India, and full-bodied Keemun from China. The result is a very distinctive, rich tea. It takes milk and sugar very well. This stimulating tea is the perfect morning wake-up drink.

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3294 tasting notes

Tony & I went to one of our old haunts for breakfast, a place we used to visit pretty much every weekend, but I’ve just been cooking breakfast for quite some time now, because I’d much rather eat my own cooking any day. Regardless, there was nothing in the frig, so out to breakfast we went. This was my first cuppa there, and as far as bagged teas go, it’s better than most EBs, in my opinion, if for no other reason than the bags are not made of that phony ‘silk’.

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620 tasting notes

1 bag for 250 to 300mL water @100C, steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.

Yes, the loose version is better. Loose almost always is. But I had a bag of this at a restaurant not long ago, when I was expecting stale Tetley from a left-open box on a plate next to a little tin pot of tepid water. Instead, I got a bag of this, steeping merrily in proper boiling water: so fragrant … I’d forgotten how good this one is, especially for a bagged tea you can get at the supermarket. There’s Keemun in this blend, which makes it special … not a whole lot of Keemun, but enough to make me go —Hey. this is good.

I always wish the tea bag held a slightly larger amount — loose leaf is the answer, of course — but the price and convenience (at my local supermarket) is hard to beat. A solid black tea, unusual for the Keemun: a little bit special. If you like black tea and you’re unable to afford fancier ones for the moment, this can make a great stopgap. Who knows, you might even like it for its own sake.


Stash is hard to beat for convenience. Maybe 2 bags, shorter steep?

Michelle Butler Hallett

Sounds good. I’ll try that.

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576 tasting notes

This is just OK. It’s your standard tea fare – bold, strong and outspoken. But not a lot of flavor or lasting power. It’s got a hefty dose of caffeine (hence me drinking it today) but that’s about it. I usually add a flavored syrup or honey to it, or pawn the leftovers off on my office.

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52 tasting notes

Got a box of this tea in my stocking at Christmas, and it has served me well. It’s not quite as good as the Twinings English Breakfast I habitually drank for years, but it serves its purpose well, and is a decent cup of tea. I like it for throwing a tea bag or two in my travel mug when I’m taking a cup of tea with me somewhere.

Boiling 8 min or more

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1812 tasting notes

Mixed with a some Citrus Ginger herbal blend from The Secret Garden.

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3 tasting notes

It’s a good tea. Basic, tried and true. I think it’s better with shorter steep times and made with slightly cooler water.

165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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247 tasting notes

I’ve been trying a lot of English Breakfast teas as I strive to find the one that will give me the biggest jolt in the morning for my first cup of the day. The Stash English Breakfast tea has a solid, strong flavor after five minutes of steeping. There is nothing in the flavor to set it apart from some of the other popular brands that I’ve tried, but I do like its higher intensity.

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767 tasting notes

Did NOT oversteep this today, for once, so it was quite tasty. Nothing special, no real taste notes to speak of, just a nice black tea that I use to ‘clean out’ my mug when I have chai first thing in the morning. I’m bringing in a specific tea mug on Monday so I won’t have to start every day with this soon. I’ve been sick for 3 days and unmotivated to make tea so it’s nice to get back on the ‘horse’ so to speak.

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19 tasting notes

Ah, Stash English Breakfast…where do I start? This is the second tea of my recent bagged tea purchase. The other was Stash Earl Grey. Of the two I liked the English Breakfast best but barely. I want to be complimentary here. Like the Earl Grey, this isn’t bad tea. But like the Earl Grey this tea suffers simply because it come from a tea bag. Prepared one tea bag per 8 oz water I found this tea to be weak and tasteless. 2 bags gets a little closer to enjoyable but still not “strong”. The flavor is simply unassuming and a little bland. There is no astringentcy or bitterness at all. That’s probably a good thing for a first morning cup or an all day drinker. No surprises, no worries. Just tea. There is nothing here to make me want another cup but I would not object to it either.
It’s ok to drink but not remarkable. This is a solid “b student” kind of tea. You know, it gets the job done with the right motivation, but will never stand out and be noticed.

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2854 tasting notes

A very plain English breakfast with a fairly flat flavour. It can also be tannic or bitter if steeped too long.

Flavors: Tannic, Tea

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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