English Breakfast

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea
Flavors
Tannin, Astringent, Baked Bread, Malt, Molasses, Wood
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Caffeine
High
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 158 oz / 4673 ml

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A traditional blend of Sri Lankan broken-leaf teas that produces a coppery liquor with an assertive aroma. The flavour is bright and brisk, perfect any time of the day.

Ingredients: Ceylon black teas

Brewing Guide: 1 tsp per cup, 2-4 min, 100C (212F)

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7 Tasting Notes

100
2 tasting notes

I drink this tea every morning. If I don’t, I’m lost! I probably have two cups a day.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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75
2 tasting notes

I have to have this for breakfast, even if I’m running late or not in the mood for anything else.

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70
53 tasting notes

After a couple of more exotic holiday blends earlier today, I was down for a nice, brisk, proper black tea with requisite caffeine by late afternoon, and this seemed the likeliest suspect in my current arsenal (still seeking my personal ideal Keep Calm and Carry On no-nonsense iconic British tea!). It did the trick nicely, and despite the fact I apparently overdid it on the tea to water ratio (I mean, we’re talking it came out Vantablack), it handled the insult with aplomb, and wasn’t bitter at all. Good choice!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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85
249 tasting notes

This is a nice, solid traditional black tea to me. It is a touch lighter than some breakfast teas I’ve had, making it just as nice in the afternoon. It is definitely tannic but not bitter. There is a certain brightness to its fragrance, and it is extremely smooth. I know this probably won’t help anyone else, but to me, this is what a good basic tea should taste and smell like. This is my first tea from T2, and I’m looking forward to trying my other ones! I should note that this was a tea bag, in a 6 oz mug. I tend to like my tea stronger than average, but this was plenty strong for me. (I probably average 1 tsp/4 oz with most teas.)

Flavors: Tannin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Mastress Alita

I tend to make my blacks on what most people would probably consider the lighter side, and also found this English Breakfast one of the better ones I’ve tried.

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65
572 tasting notes

So this was my pot of tea to accompany my dark chocolate covered digestive biscuits, because I wanted to feel properly British while watching the Doctor Who Season 11 Premiere with my friend today! Another T2 sampler down, and I’m getting pretty close to having cleared out most of the English/Irish Breakfast samplers in my stash, too.

This one is only a blend of Ceylons, so even among English Breakfasts, I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite (I prefer the ones that add a little Yunnan or Keemun), but still better that ones I’ve tried that were extremely Assam-heavy. The leaf was CTC so I steeped it briskly since I personally don’t prefer my blacks too biting, and it turned out quite nice; it was quite malty with a rich baked bread flavor, and actually had a lot of sweet molasses mid-sip, that led to a sharper, slightly woody flavor toward the finish. The astringency following the sip was quite mild and it made for a nice late afternoon pot, especially paired with the sweet dark chocolate biscuits.

That was a most enjoyable Doctor Who premiere. Full of tea and biscuits and got to geek out with my mate… life is good.

Flavors: Astringent, Baked Bread, Malt, Molasses, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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79
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Can’t start the day without a beautiful cup of this Tea. The tea bag turns my morning tea into a very stylish and delicious experience. I think I’m going to officially give up coffee!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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25
37 tasting notes

Have tried the tea bag version of this and to me it is a very bitter tasting tea – it isn’t anything special just straight up English Breakfast and is quite strong. If you like straight up traditional black tea than this is for you, if however if you want a little tweak or something weaker than I would avoid this one.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 15 sec

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