Great British Cuppa

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cocoa, Honey, Sweet, Tannic, Astringent, Bitter, Citrus, Malt, Potato, Roasted, Bread, Brown Sugar, Lemon, Raisins, Sweet Potatoes, Cinnamon, Molasses, Smooth, Dates, Caramel, Burnt Sugar, Earth
Sold in
Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 366 ml

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  • “I’ve had this tea several times prepared in many different ways and I have come to the conclusion that I prefer it prepared under leafed and at lower temperatures. The description describes it as...” Read full tasting note
    79
  • “Free sample from my last order! I don’t really like it. It’s sort of murky and bleh. Possibly with different steeping parameters it would be pleasant, but it tastes almost like beer to me, weirdly....” Read full tasting note
  • “B&B Advent Tea #4 I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this tea! It was very sweet (honey) and full-bodied without being bitter. I think this might be the best English breakfast I’ve ever had....” Read full tasting note
    88
  • “2022 Bird & Blend Advent calendar Day #16 Solid British Breakfast tea. Malty with some astringency. Would do again but not a favorite.” Read full tasting note
    68

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Our house English Breakfast blend – a true classic. This balanced blend of whole black tea leaves is just as great without milk as with. If you’re looking for a light & refreshing brew as the perfect accompaniment to your cake or your English Muffin, Great British Cuppa is for you!

Ingredients: Indian Assam Black Tea, Sri Lankan Black Tea, Chinese Yunnan Tea

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26 Tasting Notes

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I’ve had this tea several times prepared in many different ways and I have come to the conclusion that I prefer it prepared under leafed and at lower temperatures. The description describes it as a great accompaniment to an English Fry up and I have to agree, this tea like some wines really is a tea that goes best with some food preferably rich slightly fatty ones. It is probably a tea that would take milk well.

When I first had this tea I brewed it at boiling for around 4 minutes. The resulting brew smelled of lemon, sweet potatoes, roasted, blackened potatoes, hint of artichoke, spice, and a hint of malt. The brewed tea had a full, thick, mouth feel with a mild to moderate astringency. It tasted of malt mixed with a vegetal note and sweet potatoes, anchoring a citrus mixed with bitter cocoa top note. This is not a particularly sweet tea but more a mix of bitter tones and citrus. A little rugged, this is a tea that would probably do well with additions. With its citrus top notes and it’s coffee like bitter notes I could see how it could compliment a fry up. The tea re-steeped well with the second steep bringing out more cocoa and hints of honey notes.
When steeped at a lower temperature and with less leaf cherry and sweet potato notes are more prominent and the tea has less vegetal notes and lemon, but the other notes and rugged texture remain. The tea remained
moderately astringent. Although this is not my favourite black tea blend, it does have an interesting and varied flavour profile and I am glad that I had the chance to try it.

CHAroma

Wow, that is a lot of flavors in one cup!

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2293 tasting notes

Free sample from my last order! I don’t really like it. It’s sort of murky and bleh. Possibly with different steeping parameters it would be pleasant, but it tastes almost like beer to me, weirdly. Actually, I couldn’t even finish the cup because the beer flavor was so unpleasant.

Skysamurai

Ugh >.< that sounds gross. I also don’t like beer but beer and tea… naw

AJRimmer

No one else mentions this flavor profile, so maybe this batch was just strange!

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2956 tasting notes

B&B Advent Tea #4

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this tea! It was very sweet (honey) and full-bodied without being bitter. I think this might be the best English breakfast I’ve ever had. The natural honey and chocolate notes were perfectly paired with a longer steep and then I added a splash of soy milk. The dry leaf is also very fragrant and faintly honeyish as well. I’m impressed by the freshness of the tea leaves.

Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Sweet, Tannic

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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2022 Bird & Blend Advent calendar Day #16

Solid British Breakfast tea. Malty with some astringency. Would do again but not a favorite.

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127 tasting notes

This probably was a weird choice to try for a cold brew, but I had a few samples laying around so why not? the result is a slightly tea flavoured water, even though I left it overnight. Will try it hot another time.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 17 OZ / 500 ML

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1711 tasting notes

Got a sample of this in an order. Steeped it up and whoa that’s a strong tannic cup! I wanted to mellow it out a little with some creamer, but just got a new creamer to try which kinda took over the cup. I can still taste a little of the tea at the end of the sip. I feel like most creamers are meant for the dominating flavors of coffee and kill the delicacy of tea. :/ Anyways, this cup isn’t a fair assessment of this tea, but I’m not feeling like there was something extra amazing I missed out on.

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382 tasting notes

A solid blend of good quality teas. I can sense maltiness, roasted potatoes, slight astringency, slight bitter notes, a bit of grapefruit peel essential oils.
For those who want more than just a casual blend of black teas.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Citrus, Malt, Potato, Roasted

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Mastress Alita

I really like this one. One of my favorite “traditional breakfast blend” type of teas.

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1432 tasting notes

This tea bag sample was provided by Bird & Blend. Thank you!

It may not be particularly fancy or high quality, but sometimes a traditional British black tea blend is just the thing. Its malty profile takes so lovingly to milk, and even sugar if that’s your fancy.

This one is quite nice in that is has the raisin notes from Assam, sweet potato from Yunnan, and bright citrus from Ceylon. Grain notes in the form of malt, malt residue syrup, and baked bread have filled out nicely in my milk cup. Not sure how this one would fly without milk though!

I’d 10/10 serve this to my father and older sister. This is their style of tea to a “T”. Sadly, for them, I usually don’t stock up on Breakfast Blends.

Rating: 76 – English tea grannies would be pleased.

Flavors: Bread, Brown Sugar, Lemon, Malt, Raisins, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Sipdown (932)!

The other free sample from my most recent Bird & Blend order – can’t recall if I’ve had this one before. I definitely over steeped it a little bit, but I thought the flavour was pretty nice. Tannic and full bodied/strong, with more of baked bread/grains and autumnal leaf kind of vibe. Lacked some sweetness, but milk and sugar would definitely fix that right up.

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6106 tasting notes

A bit of a different-tasting (to me) English breakfast tea, but I enjoyed it. Might be a little heavier on indian blacks than is my taste preference? But I’ve waited too long to write this review and no longer actually remember my thoughts on it.

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