Fog Cutter Black Tea (Irish Breakfast w/ Hint of Lemon)

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Bread, Cinnamon, Citrus, Lemon Zest, Malt, Pepper, Smoke, Smooth, Spices, Umami, Wood, Astringent, Earth, Grain, Hay, Leather, Lemon, Tannic
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Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 14 oz / 403 ml

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  • “For me, this one was pretty boring. It tasted like a breakfast tea, but not a super rich or satisfying one. There was something missing. I also didn’t taste the lemon. I added way more sugar than...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Plum Deluxe Advent Day 4 Ended up drinking this late last night, to get me through the last bit of a later shift. It’s exactly what it says it is- black tea with a hint of lemon. Definitely not...” Read full tasting note
  • “A breakfast build with some lemon this morning! Prepared the whole sample in 500ml as that worked well for my black tea yesterday, which came out so smoothly. Since I’m taking it to work in my...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Plum Deluxe Advent Calendar – Day 4 Well this looks interesting. I’m not one to drink English or Irish breakfast teas, as I find them to be quite brisk and I don’t generally add milk to tea. The...” Read full tasting note

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Sometimes you need a bold black tea to help you clear through the emotional and mental clutter and help you focus on what you need to do to reach your goals and dreams.

That’s the intention with our “Fog Cutter” Irish breakfast blend with a hint of lemon. It’s got all of our favorite black teas — Darjeeling, African, Ceylon, and Assam — along with a hint of lemon peel to provide brightness. Expertly blended, you’ll love it hot or iced, steeped strong or weak, with or without your favorite extras. Sail ahead, brave one, and clear skies are ahead!

INGREDIENTS:
Assam Black Tea, Ceylon Black Tea, African Black Tea, Darjeeling Black Tea, Lemon Peel, Love, Gratitude.

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8 Tasting Notes

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For me, this one was pretty boring. It tasted like a breakfast tea, but not a super rich or satisfying one. There was something missing. I also didn’t taste the lemon. I added way more sugar than normal, almond milk, and whipped cream to pep it up, but I still sort of wish I’d just saved myself the caffeine and poured it out. The resteep was decent.

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Plum Deluxe Advent Day 4
Ended up drinking this late last night, to get me through the last bit of a later shift. It’s exactly what it says it is- black tea with a hint of lemon. Definitely not something that I would purchase, but a pleasant cup nonetheless. The black tea is smooth and lacks any bitterness. While the lemon is mild, it tastes authentic and not like a lemon candy, which I appreciate.

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A breakfast build with some lemon this morning! Prepared the whole sample in 500ml as that worked well for my black tea yesterday, which came out so smoothly. Since I’m taking it to work in my Contigo thermos (I love this thermos, it is lined in ceramic so it doesn’t change the flavor of the tea, but has steel on the outside so it keeps it toasty for a long time… usually I have to wait a while for it to cool enough to drink!) I currently just have it sitting here steaming with the lid off, taunting me, while I wiff it. It smells very malty, with some subtle cinnamon and autumn leaf, but I’m getting that slightly smoky/citrusy note that I pick up in Chinese teas that reminds me of umami sauces. Which is odd, because of all the black teas in the blend, Chinese blacks are the only ones missing, har!

The flavor is mostly the notes I’m picking up on the scent: malt, bread, spices (hints of cinnamon and pepper), a subtle smokiness, a slight woodiness, and a sharp and pithy citrus lemon. It’s a pleasant breakfast blend! Strong, but not too abrasive. I imagine it’ll go far to get me through a Friday morning of book mending.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Bread, Cinnamon, Citrus, Lemon Zest, Malt, Pepper, Smoke, Smooth, Spices, Umami, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 17 OZ / 500 ML
Cameron B.

Love all of the Fog Cutters this morning! Autumn leaf is a good one, that approaches what I think of as “tea-ish” lol.

Mastress Alita

My friend just uses the “Tea” option under “Flavors” on Steepster, much to my chagrin. :-D

Cameron B.

Flavors: Tea. Nailed it! :P

Dustin

You just got that thermos, right? I’ve been eyeing the ceramic lined options. I had a cup of tea yesterday that I’m convinced was tainted by the metal thermos.

Mastress Alita

I did, and I haven’t had any complaints yet. It’s a Contigo ceramic-lined thermos and holds two cups (16 oz/500ml) and it is PIPING hot for a bit (like, undrinkable hot) so I try to brew my tea 30 minutes before work and let it sit with the lid off before capping it and taking it with me. I make my tea around 8:30ish and have found it is starting to go “luke warm” around 3 pm. My old thermos was a plastic one and my tea was completely cold before my noon lunch break, and I found the plastic made certain teas taste funky.

tea-sipper

8:30-3! Impressive.

Dustin

I just ordered a ceramic lined thermos from Stanley (24oz) last night for $17.50 on Amazon. Today it’s listed at $34! I hope it’s along the same quality as your Contigo!

Mastress Alita

Oh, I hope you love it!

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Plum Deluxe Advent Calendar – Day 4

Well this looks interesting. I’m not one to drink English or Irish breakfast teas, as I find them to be quite brisk and I don’t generally add milk to tea. The addition of lemon here sounds interesting, and what a varied mix of black teas! This has Assam, Ceylon, Kenya, and Darjeeling teas.

Yeah, this is not for me. It mostly tastes “tea-ish”, meaning like a bagged black tea. I have a hard time describing that flavor for some reason. There are some bits of malt and leather, hay from the Darjeeling, and a bit of a grainy cereal sort of note. The lemon is very faint and I’m not sure I would know it was there if it hadn’t been pointed out. I will say, it’s fairly smooth with no bitterness and very little astringency.

I don’t think I’ll assign a rating, just because this really isn’t my thing. But it was fun to try!

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIYX874AFsO/)

Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth, Grain, Hay, Leather, Lemon, Malt, Smooth, Tannic, Wood

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

Cup for me apparently! I like tea-ish teas :D

Cameron B.

How would you describe that flavor? :P

Courtney

I drink a lot of Barry’s tea (and Irish tea brand of a black breakfast tea) because this is how I was introduced to tea from my Nann and I often add a squeeze of lemon to it. I used to add milk before we were vegan, but I have yet to find a plant milk that reaaaally works.

Cameron B.

Awww that’s such a nice thought. I have trouble with non-dairy milks in tea also, they’re always too strong and end up overpowering the tea IMO.

Martin Bednář

I don’t :P — but usually when I do it’s tannic and, well, tea-like. I don’t usually have idea how to call it other way. Some are leathery. So yep, you noted all of them :)

Courtney

Right? Oat is the closet I’ve found, but the slight chalkiness at the end of the cup just isn’t worth it.

Cameron B.

@Martin – Alita’s “autumn leaf” seems close to me, it is rather leafy. And tannic, leathery like you said.

@Courtney – I added oat milk to the second half of my cup and it’s quite good! It complements the cereal notes well.

Martin Bednář

That sounds like a good descriptor as well! :)

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Advent day 4

I keep reading the name Fog Cutter and thinking Toe Cutter, which is fresh on my mind since the actor that played that roll in Mad Max died.

I used about half of this serving which I think weighted in at 5g and it feels like the right choice. I have a remarkably smooth cup with breakfasty features. It’s a little on the light side, but it’s missing that astringency that makes me reach for a creamer. I’ve been sipping through it as I start my morning, waiting for it to cut through the fog while keeping my toes intact. Not one that I’d keep in stock, but one I’d happily take another cup of.
Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
mrmopar

I remember the toe cutter and the night rider….

Dustin

I didn’t realize who toe cutter was until my friends started posting that the actor died. They are all big mad max fans and have a theme camp at burning man based off it. I feel sort of silly that I’ve watched the movies a handful of times and still don’t know more than a few character’s names.

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I did not get enough sleep last night, by a long shot. So this morning I am most certainly in a fog, and so I thought I’d try this.
Good choice! A strong breakfast blend. Not so malty or overpowering that you feel like you’ve been whacked in the head, but strong.
Thank goodness. I’m going to need all the help I can get this morning!

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This is a nice solid, basic tea to me. It’s definitely what I think of as a breakfast tea, hearty and strong, a touch bitter and malty but not overly so. The lemon isn’t strong but is definitely present – I’d probably like a touch more, but I like a ton of flavor. This isn’t a tea that I’ll drink often just because of personal preferences, but it’s nicely done and solid.

Flavors: Astringent, Lemon, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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