drank Royal Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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My first reaction was nope but as I sip it isn’t so bad. It is lovely if you love standard Assam and probably really good if you drink English style tea with milk and sugar. I try to have my tea plain always.

Compared to Queen Anne, this is heavier on the Assam and more tannic. Compared to Breakfast Blend – gosh, it seems really similar but maybe is a little stronger? My tongue is orange. It’s one of those.

A hint of smoke or toast (that could be the incense that just wafted into my face), a touch of bitterness, a little metallic but not much. So a pretty typical breakfast blend with Assam and nothing to write home about. It is okay, but I wouldn’t re-purchase.

Queen Anne wins so far in the unflavored Fortnum blends catagory.

Martin Bednář

Apparently here wins Royal Blend, but close behind is Queen Anne. Certainly those blends is something I need to re-try one day as I have been drinking old tea bags.

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Martin Bednář

Apparently here wins Royal Blend, but close behind is Queen Anne. Certainly those blends is something I need to re-try one day as I have been drinking old tea bags.

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