English Breakfast

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Malt, Smoke, Tea, Autumn Leaf Pile, Raisins, Tannic, Grain, Hay, Metallic, Tobacco
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 9 oz / 265 ml

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  • “This is pretty mild for a breakfast blend, in my opinion. It’s a decent blend but not a wake you up type of tea. It’s a tea tea. Better than restaurant offerings but nothing to go out of my way...” Read full tasting note
  • “…I am a traitor. Since last week I started drinking smoothies in the morning – my boyfriend seems to think it’s a better “breakfast” than my morning tea. He is soo wrong. I can’t eat anything...” Read full tasting note
  • “I have had several tins of this tea in the past and got a new one for Christmas in 2020. But this time, it tastes very different from the two other tins I have had. The other tins were maybe half...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Kusmi Advent Day 19 I’m finding this pretty average in flavor. Tastes like an English breakfast. But, it’s drying my mouth out quite a bit, which is really unpleasant.” Read full tasting note

From Kusmi Tea

BLEND OF BLACK TEAS FROM ASIA

Organic English Breakfast, a delicious pairing of two distinctive black teas.

Treat yourself to a royal breakfast with English Breakfast, a delicious blend of two organic black teas: a rich, potent Ceylon and an Assam with a round, full-bodied flavor. The combination is perfect for those who love pure black tea. Tip: enjoy it with a splash of milk.

INGREDIENTS
Ceylon black tea*, Assam black tea*. *Organically grown ingredients

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12 Tasting Notes

790 tasting notes

This is pretty mild for a breakfast blend, in my opinion. It’s a decent blend but not a wake you up type of tea. It’s a tea tea. Better than restaurant offerings but nothing to go out of my way for.

I had it this afternoon for lunch with some Graham Cracker Snickerdoodles. It was a fine accompaniment. Not quite as good as milk, but it worked. :)

http://s1165.photobucket.com/user/dagony/media/IMG_2508_zps3e278426.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

I do love Kusmi’s tins! So pretty.

And here is the recipe if anyone wants it: http://www.autumn-people.com/?p=8815

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

the tins are sadly often the best thing with Kusmi teas…as you mention this one is probably too mild but their blends in general are often too mild…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Graham cracker snicker doodles! Oh my!! :-)

ashmanra

I might make these for tea time Wednesday! They look delicious.

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…I am a traitor.
Since last week I started drinking smoothies in the morning – my boyfriend seems to think it’s a better “breakfast” than my morning tea. He is soo wrong. I can’t eat anything before afternoon, It’s a family trait. I get sick and tired by eating too early. Like my father used to say:“It’s still in the middle of the night” at 08:00.

So this week I just walked around like a zombie to my classes. It may very well be that my better half get’s energy by breakfast (his stomach is like a acidlake 24 hours a day) but my stomach don’t work before 12:00.

I miss my morning tea!!!

sipping this tea is too smoked for afternoon…

Cofftea

I drink chai and matcha- both have food like qualities, especially since I add milk to my chai. Yay for tea for breakfast!:)

malomorgen

awww you poor thing. if you find right teas i bet you can make your bf start drinking teas too ;)

AmazonV

Aww :( can’t he have a smoothie and you a tea :(

Rijje

Cofftea – I actually considered trying matcha out =)
I am lacking calcium, so he is trying to pump me full of milk – maybe he’ll let me drink a milk based chai, that would be great!

Malomorgen, I very proud that my BF drink jasmine tea. I think it’s hilarious that he choosed to like such a flowery tea LOL

And Amazon, he drinks the smoothies with me… The only one he refuse to drink is the kiwiesmoothie… Maybe it’s because it’s green. (he fears new things like pest) He is one of the few people in Greenland, who never tried whaleskin. And he comes from a smalltown too! (This, is two very unlikely thing for a inuit in greenland. It’s unheard of!)

AmazonV

Oh no, a picky eater, my sister is a picky eater, it is hard to find things for them to enjoy eating with you

Luckily my boyfriend will eat anything, well almost. He tries all my teas when I make them.

Rijje

Amazon, you are just too lucky =)
My BF sticks to his jasmine tea like glue.

Cofftea

Matcha is soup like! Yeah I’m low on calcium myself, that’s why I have such a big cuppa every day- that way I get a full serving of milk in (I don’t drink milk otherwise). How about doing a blended iced tea beverage using double strength cold tea and equal parts frozen fruits? Yogurt can be added if needed, I just don’t like yogurt based smoothies.

malomorgen

Rijje check these out, they look yummy http://www.domatcha.com/recipes/

Cofftea

Oh yes! I mix OJ w/ matcha often (don’t layer it though, I shake it) or I make dreamsicle matcha- 1/2 milk and 1/2 OJ. Or to make it more icy in texture, freeze the OJ and make ice cubes then blend it.:)

Rijje

Oh I love all the options! Now I really need to order some matcha ;)

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14 tasting notes

I have had several tins of this tea in the past and got a new one for Christmas in 2020. But this time, it tastes very different from the two other tins I have had. The other tins were maybe half as strong as it is this time. It used to be a medium-bodied blend, but now it is full-bodied and almost as strong as Yorkshire Tea or Typhoo and brews to a very dark brown color (like the color of coffee almost).

This blend consists of 75% Ceylon and 25% Assam.

It has plenty of oomph and body, but is lacking a little in the aroma and flavor department in my opinion. Compared to Harney & Sons’ English Breakfast, this tea definitely has more body and briskness but the Harney version is much more aromatic and refined – and much more enjoyable. This is still not bad but I find that it’s a little too bitter/strong/brisk and not aromatic enough. There is that classic plain black tea flavor with some maltiness, a grassy flavor and a subtle hint of smoke. But the flavors are somewhat muted.

I would recommend this tea if you like a strong, plain black tea that goes well with milk and if you prefer to have body and briskness over flavor and aroma. I am not amazed by it, but it is fine. Nothing special.

Dry leaves, appearance:
Relatively small broken black tea leaves (Ceylon and Assam) with no golden tips.

Dry leaves, aroma:
There is not too much aroma here. It smells like tea with a malty and grassy aroma.

Liquor:
Very dark brown.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Malt, Smoke, Tea

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Kusmi Advent Day 19
I’m finding this pretty average in flavor. Tastes like an English breakfast. But, it’s drying my mouth out quite a bit, which is really unpleasant.

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22 tasting notes

I got a sample from Kusmi Advent Calendar.
Bright orange wrapper is very pretty and optimistic. I guess it must look good on their tin, the colour itself will wake you up and put you in a good mood in the morning.
Living in the UK, I’ve had my fair share of English Breakfast. Each restaurant, pub, store, hotel, office will have some. And sometimes it’s the only choice you have.
I brewed it twice for about 2,5 – 3 minutes each time, and I was a bit surprised that it’s not too strong. Definitely weaker (and lighter in colour) than Twinnings or Teapigs. I personally like weak black tea, but if you are a fan of something with a bit more kick – you will be disappointed.
In general it’s nothing groundbreaking, doesn’t leave much of an impression or a memory behind. Just an English Breakfast standard middle of the road tea. You can smell a taste a hint of malt, but not too much.
I wouldn’t want a whole full size tin of it. There are plenty more interesting and memorable black tea options that Kusmi has to offer.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Cameron B.

I had the same thought about the cheerful wrapper! :D

anna's tea party

Great minds think alike! Love those colorful wrappers, they cheer me up every day, first thing in the morning. I guess for you with you 77 Advent calendar it must feel like a Christmas morning each day?

Cameron B.

77? Wow I must spend all day in the bathroom, LOL!

But yes, it’s always exciting to see what the day’s teas are! :3

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1470 tasting notes

I like this one! It’s nice and smooth and heavy at the same time. I usually take cream in my breakfast teas, but this cup was so nice that I wasn’t willing to ruin it like I didn with an earlier cup with one of the many replacement creamers I bought now that my favorite soy creamer is not being made. I wish I knew what the different straight teas tasted like so I could identify the features I’m tasting better. It has a hint of malt, a little tobacco. There is the slightest tang that I get near the end of the sip now that my cup has cooled. Not sure I’d run out and buy this, but I’d definitely take another cup!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Kusmi Advent Calendar – Day 7

What a gorgeous sachet wrapper! It’s a bright and happy orange, perfect for a breakfast tea. :D And it helps me be a bit more excited to try it, as I’m not generally a huge fan of breakfast blends…

I quite like this, actually. I can really taste the Assam, with its malty and raisiny intensity, and hints of tobacco. There’s definitely Ceylon here as well, which I’m less a fan of. I’m not even sure how to describe it, other than tannic and somewhat acidic? Is this what people mean by “brassy”?

Anyway, it’s quite smooth for a breakfast tea, with only a little hint of pleasant bitterness, though I can imagine it taking milk well also. This isn’t something I would ever order, as I prefer specific black teas over blends, and generally I’m more partial to Chinese and Taiwanese black teas overall. But I enjoyed my cup this morning, and it’s definitely a nice way to start the day!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIgP0shgydS/

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIgMNjsgAZc/)

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grain, Hay, Malt, Metallic, Raisins, Tannic, Tobacco

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
amandastory516

How strange- this isn’t the tea that I got today :/

Dustin

That is odd! I wonder if it got swapped somehow with another day.

Cameron B.

Really?! I just checked and I definitely opened #7. I wonder which one is the right one! XD

amandastory516

I double-checked as well, and I definitely opened #7. It looks like mine is wrong, though!

Cameron B.

You got the “special edition” calendar! ;)

amandastory516

It seems so. Lol.

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27 tasting notes

FYI, I checked Kusmi’s U.S. website today and found they had teabag, muslin sachet, and large and small tins of looseleaf tea for this variety for sale. No 3.5 oz loose bags. I’m going to get some, and review.

1113 tasting notes

Not a fan… this has a taste, but it is a taste that I do not like. I’ve had great breakfast tea blends and I know that this is not among that list.

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2238 tasting notes

I’ve had two cups of this so far today, and while I admit that I’ve been at least a little distracted while drinking them, they’ve not actually made much of an impression on me. I used 1 tsp of leaf for each of my cups, and gave it around 3.5 minutes in boiling water. I added a splash of milk. The resulting cup is sweet and malty, but it doesn’t have much to it (and certainly no depth) besides that. Assam and Ceylon are two of my favourite black varieties, so that is a little disappointing to me. I know that they can have a lot of character of their own, and I know from other breakfast blends they usually work well together.

Sadly, I don’t think this is a tea I’d repurchase once I’ve finished my sample tin. There are much better breakfast blends out there, and this one is simply too bland and one-note for me.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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