drank #3 II Lazy Breakfast by Tea Revv
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Tea Revv Advent Calendar – Day 10

(originally written November 10th)

So this is apparently a mix of Sri Lankan, Kenyan, and Indian black teas. The leaves look pleasantly large, they’re not small and broken up which is nice.

I’m surprised at how light the steeped tea is, considering it’s a breakfast blend which I would expect to be dark and strong.

Well, it’s definitely flavorful despite its light color. I noticed some of the spent leaves are quite green in color, and that combined with the tea color makes me wonder if the Indian tea in this blend is a Darjeeling. It’s a tad bit bitter after 3 minutes as well.

It does taste somewhat Darjeeling-esque to me, with floral and somewhat muscatel notes and some astringency in the aftertaste.

It’s not bad. I’m not sure it could stand up to milk though, and to me that’s a requirement for a breakfast blend.

I’m not sure I should rate this, as I would have steeped it at a lower temperature if I had known that it’s a lighter black tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Bread, Floral, Malt, Muscatel

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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