Melbourne Breakfast

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Vanilla Flavour
Flavors
Artificial, Astringent, Candy, Citrus, Malt, Sweet, Toast, Vanilla, Honey, Tea, Baked Bread, Chocolate, Smoke, Tannic, Creamy, Caramel, Nutty, Cocoa
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet, Tea Bag
Caffeine
High
Certification
Fair Trade
Edit tea info Last updated by Joshuayoshi57
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 82 oz / 2435 ml

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  • “I bought this as a souvenir for my colleagues. I was expecting a really sweet vanilla tea, but this turned out to be something quite different. The vanilla was aromatic, but it was only barely...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m laying in bed at 9:40 am jet lagged as hell contemplating what I’m going to do today and I must admit sit around in my pjs drink tea and binge watch tv is winning right now but I know I’m...” Read full tasting note
    100
  • “On a recent trip to Australia (from the UK) I stumbled upon this chain of tea shops and immeditely believed I had found heaven. I ended up buying 12 of the regular sized boxes of tea to bring back...” Read full tasting note
    86
  • “A friend brought me this tea from his visit to Melbourne, and this is one of the most delicious breakfast teas I’ve had! The light smokiness from the yunnan is a lovely balance to the sweetness....” Read full tasting note
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From T2

A warm and sweet brew with depth of character. Full, orthodox Keemun leaves with a scattering of golden Yunnan and Assam tips produce a rich infusion with delicious vanilla and honey notes. Full-bodied and smooth, a hint of briskness cleans up a sweet vanilla finish. Versatile, refreshing and appealing, this is a morning staple that keeps telling a different story on each new day.

Brew: 1 teaspoon per 250mls, brew 2-3 minutes in water at 100 degrees Celsius.

Serve: Black or with a splash of milk. Can take sugar or a drizzle of honey if desired.

Flavour: Traditional, Vanilla

Strength: Strong

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55 Tasting Notes

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338 tasting notes

I bought this as a souvenir for my colleagues. I was expecting a really sweet vanilla tea, but this turned out to be something quite different. The vanilla was aromatic, but it was only barely noticeable taste-wise. The tea was a bit sweet but the flavour came from the special plum-like sweetness of Keemun tea. The blend of Chinese tea with vanilla was a very novel combination to me… perhaps a bit weird too, given I am a Chinese and the tradition is to drink Chinese tea without any added flavour!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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217 tasting notes

I’m laying in bed at 9:40 am jet lagged as hell contemplating what I’m going to do today and I must admit sit around in my pjs drink tea and binge watch tv is winning right now but I know I’m going to have to get up at some point and at least buy groceries if I want to eat at all today… Lucky I preplanned prior to my trip well enough that I at least have milk in the fridge and so I’m celebrating my return to the states and more importantly to my own very comfortable bed with a cup of my favorite Aussie tea!!

Melbourne breakfast is a real winner for me! Full of warm vanilla flavors and malty tea goodness with just a slight chocolate end note, this is still my favorite lay in bed all morning and do nothing tea! Good thing I filled my suitcase full of bags and bags of this deliciousness to keep me stocked up for a few months!

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5 tasting notes

On a recent trip to Australia (from the UK) I stumbled upon this chain of tea shops and immeditely believed I had found heaven. I ended up buying 12 of the regular sized boxes of tea to bring back with me, and of them all, it’s Melbourne Breakfast that has worked it’s way to the top of that list as my go to brew in the morning.

I use the large infuser cups, so my brewing advice is always based on that.

This tea has a real depth of flavour, and while the most obvious note is that of vanilla – like other reviewers have said – it doesn’t overpower, and to me tastes more like a very mild chocolate, especially towards the end of the cup where it sometimes even tastes a bit like a hot chocolate to me.

Despite that, for most of the cup it is very much a tea – and although there is a slight smokiness, it doesn’t come out too strong against the sweet vanilla.

for my infuser I use a tablespoon of leaf, and infuse for the instructed three minutes. Being a Brit, who adds milk to every black tea, getting a deep flavour and colour is essential. Using less than a tablespoon gave a weak and grey murk.

As an introduction to flavoured tea I would say Melbourne breakfast is perfect for those who don’t find vanilla flavoured products distasteful.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75 tasting notes

A friend brought me this tea from his visit to Melbourne, and this is one of the most delicious breakfast teas I’ve had! The light smokiness from the yunnan is a lovely balance to the sweetness. It’s a great milk tea, but it’s so rich and just sweet enough that I don’t NEED the milk. This is a revelation – breakfast tea without milk!

I’m sad that I’ve only the one box. :(

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

This tea turned a non-tea drinker friend of mine into a believer. It truly tastes like a chilly autumn morning sitting outside of a Melbourne cafe. The sweetness of the vanilla with a smoky body. I like to let mine steep for at least 3 minutes and drink with a splash of milk. Delish!

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37 tasting notes

Looking for vanilla & caffeine but don’t want a sweet drink for breakfast, look no further, Melbourne Breakfast manages to smell and taste like vanilla without being overpowering or too sweet. It really is the perfect breakfast tea because you can have savoury (say Vegemite toast) or sweet (cranberry toast) or anything in between – eggs and bacon, cornflakes, everything goes with this tea. I find it’s best when left to infuse for about a minute. I don’t like anything added to it because as is makes for a satisfyingly decadent light drop.

I tried this after loving T2’s Crème Brulee – Melbourne Breakfast is far less sweet than this and therefore more suited to first thing in the morning, it’s also not as strong a black tea and is able to be infused for longer without turning bitter.

It really does feel like having a sip of Melbourne – it’s decadent, refined and perfect as is. (Perhaps I’m a little bias being from Melbourne :) ).

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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1 tasting notes

This was the first box of tea I purchased from T2 many many years ago. Since then I have started combining it with T2 chai for an extra special cuppa. I enjoy it as a rich morning tea with milk or in the afternoon with no milk but usually accompanied by something delicious to nibble on. Delicious!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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8 tasting notes

I don’t ordinarily go for vanilla flavours, but was definitely pleasantly surprised! I am a big fan of strong black teas, and love English Breakfast, so this was a well-chosen gift for me.

The vanilla adds just an edge of sweetness, it’s certainly not dessert-like, or at all artificial.

The beaniness of the vanilla flavour means it tastes very good with soy milk, too.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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Sampler Sunday! So, I decided I would use one of the teapots I got from my grandmother today, as they are larger “British style” teapots (normally I use a little 2 cup sized Japanese doubin). The instructions on this sampler packet from T2 had a very odd tea to water ratio listed compared to how I usually make my blacks, and I didn’t trust it at all, and I wanted to make it with the ratio I usually use, but I also wanted to use up the whole packet at once, and therefore needed the larger pot to hold enough water. Basically I wanted to do the 5g packet in 700ml.

Then I went to steep, and as soon as the 205F water hit the teapot, I heard a “cracking” sound and noticed an eggshell appearance on the glaze of the teapot. WELL THEN. That couldn’t be good! So I was scrambling like a mad woman just to GET THE WATER OUT, poured everything I could into my gravity well infuser with the teabag and had to dump the overflow. That infuser only holds two cups, or about 500ml. So, I guess grandma’s teapots were “decorative only”? How was I supposed to know?! They looked like completely proper teapots to me! Either that, or they are just so old they can’t handle the shock of actually being used as teapots and taking hot water anymore… in any event, the porcelain is now warped, but not completely shattered, so into storage it goes… sad. I really wanted to use them. It was sort of a sentimental thing. And the tea went back into the doubin. I have no idea what the sudden “ditching” did to the steep, either. But it suddenly went from the original 700ml down to 500ml, with the same amount of leaf and a change of vessel in between. Let’s see how this turned out…

It smells nice, at least. The last vanilla black I tried from T2 tasted like Circus Peanuts to me, and was one of the worst teas I’d tried, so I’m hoping this isn’t the same vanilla flavoring. Anything that triggers “banana” in my head is just a no-go for me. Also getting a nice malty aroma. The malty black base is coming forward fairly strongly, with a sweet bready toast flavor, making the vanilla more subtle, so I like this more than that other vanilla tea (Blue Mountain, I think it was?) already. There is a very light astringency following the sip, and the very slightest citrus note lingering beneath the malt and vanilla. However, I still think this vanilla flavoring tastes a bit odd. A little too sweet/artificial… it isn’t striking that place that makes me think of banana (maybe because it is lighter here, or the black tea taste is more prominent) but there is still something very candy-like and I’ve certainly had other vanilla black teas I’ve liked a lot more than this, that tasted more natural and blended nicer with the base. It’s a nice enough breakfast tea, but not a favorite. I’m just not jiving with their choice of vanilla flavoring, especially compared to others I’ve had.

Flavors: Artificial, Astringent, Candy, Citrus, Malt, Sweet, Toast, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 17 OZ / 500 ML
Kittenna

Sad about the teapot! My first teapot, actually, got that eggshell appearance early on, though I have no recollection of it happening, just noticing it later. Unsure if there was any warping. It was a basic brown English-style (well, not asian, that’s all I can say) teapot. I wondered if it was supposed to do that, but I never used it all that much. I believe it was a new pot, but could have just been new-to-me, I don’t know (Xmas gift). And a mug I recently painted at a pottery place also has cracks in the glaze (again, didn’t hear them, just noticed them later). I wonder what’s going on? Are these vessels/glazes not made to handle boiling temp water? Maybe I should google this.

Mastress Alita

You’d think, being a teapot, it should handle boiling water! I had put water just under boiling (205F) in it since I was making a black, and I did hear it, a definite crick-crick-crick sound so I immediately got the water out, since I was scared it was going to shatter and I was not in the market to clean up glass that morning. Then I saw the eggshell look on the outside, and I think what appeared like a few bulges around the bottom? It was one of those English pots with the schmancy looking floral design, made me think very much of a “ladies teatime.” Except for the fact I don’t think I can use it for tea, since it freaked out the second I put hot water in it…

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2 tasting notes

A lovely morning tea with sweet characteristics of honey and vanilla. Possibly the best ‘beginners tea’ to give someone who is only just starting out trying tea.

Strong flavour full bodied black tea with subtle vanilla taste and scent. If you are trying to stop adding sugar to tea this is a great gateway.

I typically stay away from flavourings however the tea is just too good with it!

Flavors: Honey, Tea, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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